MHG3360 - Findspot of symbol stone, Garbeg


A fragment of Pictish Stone, found during the excavation of a cairn in 1974. Now in Inverness Museum.

Type and Period (1)

  • INSCRIBED STONE (Pictish to Early Medieval - 300 AD to 1057 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH53SW 15.1 5110 3222

'This fragment found during the excavation of a small cairn in 1974 is now in Inverness Museum (Acc No 974.75); a thin slab of sandstone, it bears a fragmentary crescent and V-rod.'
RCAHMS 1985; L M M Wedderburn and D M Grime 1975. <1><2>

Included in a catalogue of the Pictish Symbol Stones at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, original version 1994, updated 2010. Found within a disturbed stone cairn. The left hand portion of a crescent & V-rod symbol, with lobed infill inside the crescent. The top of a symbol of uncertain type sits below the right point of the V-rod. It may represent the mane of a Pictish Beast facing right.<3><4>

Drumnadrochit, Garbeg, Pictish stone (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG10331.

Drumnadrochit, Garbeg, Pictish stone (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG8495.

Drumnadrochit, Garbeg, Pictish stone, line drawing (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG8498.

Drumnadrochit, Garbeg, Pictish stone, line drawing (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG10334.

Jackson, A, 1984, The symbol stones of Scotland: a social anthropological resolution to the problem of the Picts (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2357.

Alcock, E A, 1991, 'Pictish stones class I: where and how?', Glasgow Archaeol J Vol. 15 1988-89, p.1-21, 19 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1348.

<1> Wedderburn and Grime, L M M and D M, 1984, The cairn cemetery at Garbeg, Drumnadrochit, Brit Archaeol Rep Vol. 125, 231 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG3155.

<2> Ritchie, J N G, 1985, Pictish symbol stones: a handlist 1985, 12 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2712.

<3> Hanley, R G, 1994, A catalogue of the Class I Pictish symbol stones in the collections of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, 11 (Collection/Catalogue). SHG2304.

<4> Inverness Museum, 2010, A Catalogue of the Pictish Symbol Stones at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery (Text/Publication/Booklet). SHG25069.

Sources/Archives (10)



Grid reference Centred NH 5109 3221 (6m by 6m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH53SW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Finds (1)

  • SYMBOL STONE (Pictish - 300 AD to 900 AD)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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