“The ‘new’ Pictish Stone can connect with the collection of Pictish Stones permanently on display in the Museum”
“Our hope is that the stone can be displayed outdoors to maximise opportunities to see it but this will depend on condition of the stone once conservation work has taken place.” Professor Gordon Noble
“We suddenly saw a symbol. There was lots of screaming. Then we found more symbols and there was more screaming and a little bit of crying!” Aberdeen University Research fellow Dr James O’Driscoll
“A STONE WITH A PICTISH BLACKSMITH’S HANDPRINTS ON IT!”
An unknown band of humans settled there around 500 AD—some 350 years before the Vikings.
“The scale of houses and buildings we have discovered evidence of show that this was a densely populated and important Pictish site.” Professor Noble
Pioneering work led by the University of Aberdeen, which has revealed a new picture of Scotland’s Pictish past, is in the running for a major archaeology award.
“The Tap O’ Noth discovery shakes the narrative of this whole time period.”
The Tulloch Stone is a ‘significant find’ which adds to the corpus of material available for study.
“We travelled through time in the corridors rooms, up the stairs and down the stairs, of Tankerness House Museum in Kirkwall “