Strathmiglo Pictish Stone
Strathmiglo, Fife
Pictish Symbol Stone Class I Canmore

Up against the wall just outside the gates to the kirkyard in Strathmiglo is a re-erected standing stone with its own little concrete kerb. The stone had been used as a gatepost nearby but had fallen, and in the 1960s two Pictish symbols - a tuning fork above a deer head - were noticed.

Probably carved around the 8th Century AD, the meaning of the symbols is unknown. Indeed, what the 'tuning fork' symbol is a picture of is also unknown - it is just a more convenient name than elongated notched rectangle and disc.

Images ©2017 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

8km Orwell Standing Stones
8km Strathendry Standing Stone
16km Perth Museum Pictish Stones
17km Murrayshall Standing Stone
18km Scoonie Pictish Stone Pictish Symbol Stone Class II
18km Dupplin Cross Pictish Free-Standing Cross
18km Shianbank Stone Circles
20km Lundin Links Standing Stones
20km Dunning Standing Stone
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)