Pictish stones

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Aberlemno, Scotland

Pictish stones Aberlemno Reviews

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Amazing Pictish stones Jan 25, 2013
Picts were a Celtic nation living in Scotland before the arrival of Romans. They lived there till 10th century AD and after that they became a part of a new kingdom called Alba. The name has been given to the nation by Romans (from Latin expression for 'painted') as the Picts used paintings and tattoos - the explanation is not 100%, but obviously the real one. The language is unknown and the people became Gaelicised Scots, probably in the 11th century.

You can find the name also in some local places (e. g. Pitlochry), even if the names are often anglicised (however Gaelic names exist too).

I chose a train to Dundee and a local bus to Forfar - a small town 5,5 miles (about 8km) away from Aberlemno. I walked on the road (leading between Forfar and Brechin), but it was a nice walk with so many nice places to see - I walked in May, which seemed to be an excellent choice.

Pictish stones in the village are located at the Aberlemno Kirk (church) and at the road to Brechin. In the winter they are covered by wooden boxes to avoid damages, so it is worth it to visit the place between the spring and autumn.

If you are fancy to see some old stones and Scottish rural areas, this walk is for you. Enjoy your time there.
Rural area near Forfar
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Hopalong says:
Gorgeous pics of an interesting and b e a u t i f u l walk. Especially this time of the year when looking at these it makes you happy about the fact that the spring is on the way and hopefully I´ll be visiting Scotland again sometime in the near future (after all those years!) :)
Posted on: Feb 03, 2013
jeanh2 says:
Interesting history ... especially that Pict means painted ...
Posted on: Feb 01, 2013
bigmac993 says:
Congrats on your feature today!
Posted on: Feb 01, 2013
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