St Orland's Stone

  • Near Forfar, Angus



Admire the carving of a Pictish cross-slab, adorned with both Christian and pagan motifs.

St Orland’s Stone is a rare example of a Pictish cross-slab still standing in its original location. It’s unique in depicting a Pictish boat – the only known representation of a boat in early medieval sculpture in Scotland.

The stone stands on a low terrace overlooking what used to be wet ground. It was broken in two at some point, but its beauty and craftsmanship remains obvious.

Opening times

Direct access to St Orland's Stone is currently not possible due to conservation works.

The stone can be viewed from a safe distance.

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