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Publication Account

Date 1986

Event ID 1017306

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Publication Account


A great, grey slab, once broken up but now restored, bearing an incised crescent and V-rod, a fine, scaley serpent and Z-rod with simple terminals, all carved in a broad confIdent line. Running up the left hand side of the stone is a typical Pictish ogam inscription in which the guide-line has been drawn in. It can be transliterated IRATADDOARENS, which may be similar to the Newton House stone (N] 662297) IDDARRNNN. This has been linked with Eddarrnonn, a possible rendering of St Ethernanus. It reinforces the interpretation of the symbol stones as some form of personal memorial.

The stone is adjacent to the site of a stone circle, now marked out in the grass.

Information from ‘Exploring Scotland’s Heritage: Grampian’, (1986).

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