Murthly Pictish Stone
Dunkeld, Perthshire
Pictish Symbol Stone Class III Canmore
Also known as Gellyburn

This Class III stone, found in 1886 whilst ploughing, is now in the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Carved on one side in a single panel, this very unusual stone shows

  • at left: two creatures, one half-man half-bird and the other half-man half-dog, fighting with swords and shields;
  • at centre: two sea creatures facing each other;
  • at right: a man fleeing from a giant boar above a third sea creature.

Images ©2004 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

8km Blackfaulds Stone Circle
8km Colen Wood Stone Circle
8km Druids Seat Wood Stone Circle
8km Dunkeld Park Standing Stone
8km Leys of Marlee Stone Circle
8km Wolfhill Stones Standing Stones
12km Courthill Stone Standing Stone
13km Shianbank Stone Circles
14km Kettins Pictish Cross-Slab Pictish Stone Class III
14km Murrayshall Standing Stone
14km Woodside, Hill of Drimmie Stone Circle
15km Mains of Creuchies Stone Circle
15km Perth Museum Pictish Stones
17km Alyth Pictish Cross-Slab Pictish Stone Class II
17km Logierait Pictish Cross-Slab Pictish Stone Class II
20km Barry Hill Iron Age Hill Fort
20km Dupplin Cross Pictish Free-Standing Cross
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)