Culture

‘A Song In Stone’

By Bernie Bell

Mike and I are ‘Friends of’ Kilmartin Glen Museum https://www.kilmartin.org/ , and therefore receive regular Newsletters telling us about developments and discoveries relating to Kilmartin Glen, and the Museum.

The most recent Newsletter featured an item about ‘A Song in Stone’, which is described as:-  

“A brand new learning resource developed by Forest and Land Scotland in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland and Kilmartin Museum, which was launched in March 2021. The booklet is packed with fresh ideas, stunning photography and great illustrations. The team drew on the work of leading archaeologists and rock art researchers to describe a time and tradition far removed from today. The comprehensive resource is designed to provide background information and learning suggestions for teachers and practitioners to pass on to their learners. A fresh take on a fascinating subject, this resource will be of interest to teachers, archaeological educators and anyone with an interest in the presentation and interpretation of our ancient past.”

‘A Song In Stone’ can be accessed here ……..

And it’s also available here  https://forestryandland.gov.scot/what-we-do/biodiversity-and-conservation/historic-environment-conservation/learning/a-song-in-stone

Aaaaaand…..the cartoon characters illustrating the booklet are by Orkney’s own Alex Leonard of ‘Giddy Limit’ fame –  well worth a look!

2 replies »

  1. Thanks Bernie for bringing this to our attention. Having sailed the Crinan Canal many times I know Kilmartin well and it’s connection to Irish, Scottish history. I’m looking forward to fully exploring the links.

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