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Wester Balblair

Pictish Symbol Stone (Pictish)

Site Name Wester Balblair

Classification Pictish Symbol Stone (Pictish)

Canmore ID 12674

Site Number NH54NW 16

NGR NH 5101 4528

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kilmorack
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire


Field Visit (1 April 1970)

The findspot, at NH 5105 4538, was indicated by Mr. P. Boa, Wester Balblair, who found the stone while digging in his garden in June 1969. The stone measures 0.71m x 0.45m x 0.11m.

Visited by OS 1st April 1970.

Reference (1997)

Class I symbol stone bearing a triple oval over a crescent and V-rod.

A Mack 1997.

Desk Based Assessment

NH54NW 16 5101 4528.

This stone now in Inverness Museum (980.14) was found in a garden at Wester Balblair, Beauly in 1969; a sandstone slab, it bears the triple oval symbol and a crescent and V-rod.

Information from OS.

A D Cameron 1969; RCAHMS 1979 and 1985.


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