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Friends of Grampian Stones

Friends of Grampian Stones
Welcome to our pages of antiquities and culture of Northeast Scotland

Friends of Grampian Stones

Carved stone ball
Carved stone ball, c.3000 BC found on Glaschul Hill Towie, Upper Donside, Aberdeenshire, now in
Museum of Scotland

Maiden Stone

Aberdeenshire, Banffshire, Kincardinshire & Moray - four counties in Northeast Scotland with boundaries created in Norman times based on earlier Pictish land divisions - have the world's greatest configuration of prehistoric and early-historic stones, carved art and clusters of ancient settlements, in an area roughly half the size of Switzerland, within walking distance for most people. We list sites with disabled access with a *star. Please bear in mind, when visiting the stones, firstly that they originally had sacred meaning to the culture which erected them; secondly that most still stand on private ground and are protected not only by the Scottish Executive, but also personally by the landowner over whose field you walk.

Friends of Grampian Stones
is a non-profit charitable organization registered in Scotland with the Capital Taxes Office number ED/455/89/JP ©1998, 1999, 2000 Friends of Grampian Stones
Editor: Marian Youngblood

Sculptured Stones of Scotland
By John Stuart
A book published by the Spalding Club in 1856

This is a publication in 2 volumes in pdf format

Volume 1  |  Volume 2

An Attempt to explain the Origin and Meaning of the Early Interlaced Ornamentation
Found on the Ancient Sculptured Stones of Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man by Gilbert J. French (1858) (pdf)

Chips from old stones
By Christian Maclagan (pdf)

The Old Stones of Scotland
A Field Guide to Megalithic and Other Prehistoric Sites, The Megalithic Portal Edited by Andy Burnham (pdf)

Ancient Pillar Stones of Scotland
Their Significance and Bearing on Ethnology by George Moore, M.D. (1865) (pdf)

A Fragmented Masterpiece
Recovering the Biography of the Hilton of Cadboll Pictish Cross-Slab by Heather F James, Isabel Henderson, Sally M Foster and Siān Jones (2008) (pdf)


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