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Age of Warriors

Join us in May as we explore the age of Pictish, Celtic and Viking warriors...

Medieval ‘Viking’ Canal – Rubh’ An Dunain, Isle of Skye Highland

In a remote corner of the Isle of Skye there is a strange canal with no known parallels anywhere else in Scotland. It has no lock-gates, but instead utilises the rise and fall of the natural tides to allow or deny vessels access to a small lochen. A radiocarbon date from a boat timber found within this lochen suggests it was as an anchorage about 1100 AD.

Raasay House Cross Slab and Pictish Symbol stone - Raasay, Skye, Highland

We have a long and proud tradition of illustrating and recording our early historic carved stones, using pen and ink, photography and now detailed laser scanning. Find out how the visualisation of the Raasay Pictish cross slab has both enhanced our record and informed its conservation management.