Saints and Stones: Farr Stone

Outside the Strathnaver Museum located on the outskirts of the village of Bettyhill in the far north of Mainland Scotland is the Farr Stone, a prominent Pictish rectangular slab that stands in a vertical position a few yards west of the building. The basic design is a ringed cross, but this has been elaborated with decorated panels, blended with great skill to produce a harmonious whole. It probably dates from between 800 and 850 A.D.

Despite local tradition, there is no mystery about its origin. It marks the grave of an important local, religious, or political personage. The three small rough stones that stand nearby are certainly gravestones and may well be of the same age.

About the Farr Stone

Megalithic Portal: Farr Stone
Canmore: Clachan Cross-Slab (Farr Stone)
Wikipedia: Pictish Stones

Journey to the Farr Stone

The Farr Stone is located off the A836 outside the Strathnaver Museum in the hamlet of Farr in the village of Bettyhill in Highland, Scotland.

Ordnance Survey Map (NC7141662460)

Visitors Information

Visitors information for the Farr Stone may be found at the geograph website. General tourist information may be found at the Mackay Country website.

Additional Photos of the Farr Stone

Road Sign for the Farr Stone
Descriptive Sign at the Farr Stone Site
The Farr Stone
Close-Up of the Farr Stone

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