The Boar Stone
Tarbat Discovery Centre
This large, sculpted stone is thought to have formed the lid of a sarcophagus or tomb. Dating from the eighth century, this is typical of a Pictish memorial.
Two boars can be seen in individual panels on one side of the stone. Despite the erosion, a lion or large cat is also still visible. The end of the stone shows a cross shape.
Many Pictish designs have been found across the north half of Scotland. The name Picts, meaning painted people, was given to them by the Romans.