MHG3306 - Cairn - Drumbuie


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  • CAIRN (Pictish - 300 AD to 900 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Two symbol stones were found in a cairn on the farm of Drumbuie (NH 5130-5131) about 1869.
One stone is a rough-surfaced weatherworn slab of irregular shape, its greatest length being 2' 6" and its greatest breadth being 2' 6". It bears the spectacle symbol and Z rod with intertwined serpent.
The second stone, evidently a fragment, is 3' 8" in greatest length and 2' 10" in greatest breadth. Its surface is rough and weatherworn. It bears two mirror symbols, the tail of a fish and the gridiron symbol.
W MacKay 1886

These stones were discovered in 1864 while ploughing round the site of an old grain-kiln on Drumbuie farm. They formed the covering of a cist-like structure containing earth and sand mixed with ashes and charcoal, but no human remains. (They were acquired by the NMAS. in 1955 (Acc.Nos. IB 287 & 288).)
J R Allen and J Anderson 1903, PSAS 1935

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Visited by OS (R L) 9 Feburary 1969

Two Class I symbol stones.
Drumbuie 1 : Serpent and Z-Rod above a Double Disc.
Drumbuie 2 : Salmon above a Mirror case,to the left of a Mirror and Comb .
A.Mack 1997 p.31

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Grid reference Centred NH 5099 3000 (14m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH53SW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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