Historic Scotland


Examine a remarkably animated carving of a boar on this early Pictish carved stone. 

The Knocknagael Boar Stone is a large Pictish carving dating to about AD 600, dominated by the image of a wild boar. It’s emphasised by spirals and spiky bristles, and surrounded by Pictish symbols. 

The stone once stood at a farm on the outskirts on Inverness, but can now be viewed at the Highland Council’s headquarters.