The Calf Stone
Tarbat Discovery Centre
This intricately detailed Pictish stone is known as the ‘Calf Stone’. The panel may have formed part of a shrine. It depicts a bull, cow and calf, as well as a mythical, hoofed beast menacing a lamb.
Originally carved over a thousand years ago, the stone was discovered during excavation in a nineth century drain in 1997.
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.