MHG46461 - Rune Stone - Portormin


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Type and Period (1)

  • INSCRIBED STONE (Norse - 800 AD? to 1300 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A rune-inscribed boulder, found on the beach at Portormin, is now preserved at the Dunbeath Heritage Centre.
Information from RCAHMS (IFr), 14 October 2003.

Portomin, Caithness, rune-inscribed stone
Measurements: H
Stone type: sandstone
Place of discovery: ND 16 29
Present location: in Dunbeath Heritage Centre.
Evidence for discovery: found on the beach near Portomin on Dunbeath Bay in 2003.
Present condition: good.
This large water-worn boulder bears eight incised runes, an informal graffito message.
Date range: early medieval.
Early Medieval Carved Stones Project, A Ritchie 2019

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference ND 16 29 (point)
Map sheet ND12NE
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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