MHG3306 - Cairn - Drumbuie
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Type and Period (1)
- CAIRN (Pictish - 300 AD to 900 AD)
- None recorded
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
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Mackay, W. 1886. 'Notice of two sculptured stones in Glen Urquhart', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 20 1885-6, p.358-60. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 358-60. 358-60.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Alcock, L. & Alcock, E A. 1993. Reconnaissance excavations on Early Historic fortifications and other royal sites in Scotland, 1974-84; A, Excavations and other fieldwork at Forteviot, Perthshire, 1981; B, Excavations at Urquhart Castle, Inverness-shire, 1983; C, Excavations at Dunnot. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Vol. 122. 215-87. 242-67.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Allen and Anderson, J R and J. 1903. The early Christian monuments of Scotland: a classified illustrated descriptive list of the monuments with an analysis of their symbolism and ornamentation. pt. 3, 55.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Jackson, A. 1984. The symbol stones of Scotland: a social anthropological resolution to the problem of the Picts.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Mack, A. 1997. Field guide to the Pictish symbol stones. 141.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Ritchie, J N G. 1985. Pictish symbol stones: a handlist 1985. 14.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: PSAS. 1935. 'Donations to and purchases for the Museum and Library and exhibits', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 69 1934-5, p.9-26,118-21,246-50,322-4,397-401,435-43. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 9-26,118-21,246-50,322-4,. 247-8.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 5099 3000 (14m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||URQUHART AND GLENMORISTON|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12625 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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