Historic Scotland

Opening times

The stones are covered with wooden boxes from the last working day of September until the first working day of April.

 

Overview

Witness a battle and a hunt at this magnificent range of sculptured stones, featuring some of the finest surviving Pictish carving. 

There are four stones with Pictish carvings in the village of Aberlemno, variously dating between about AD 500 and 800. Three stand on a roadside, while one stands in the village churchyard. They comprise: 

  • a leaning, reused prehistoric standing stone 
  • an unshaped boulder bearing traces of two symbols 
  • a magnificent cross-slab 
  • a sandstone cross-slab in the churchyard 

The stones show a range of carvings, from characteristic Pictish symbols to overtly Christian iconography.