Saints and Stones: Picardy Stone

The Pictish Picardy Symbol Stone dates from the 6th or 7th Century A.D. It is believed to be a memorial pillar set up by local farmers. Still in its original position, it commands a view of the hillfort of Dunnideer on the hills beyond.

The Picardy Stone has the following symbols carved into it: the double disc and Z-rod; the serpent and Z-rod; and the mirror.

When excavated in the 19th Century, it was found that the stone was set in a cairn beneath which was a rectangular grave.

About the Picardy Stone

Megalithic Portal: Picardy Stone
Undiscovered Scotland: Picardy Stone
Wikipedia: Pictish Stone
Wikipedia: Standing Stone
Megalithic Portal: Dunnideer Hillfort

Journey to the Picardy Stone

The Picardy Symbol Stone is located between Huntly and Inverurie off the B9002 on a minor road north of the village of Insch in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Streetmap UK NGR NJ6099430259.

Visitors Information

Visitors information may be found at the Historic Scotland website. General tourist information may be found on the special Aberdeen Council website.

Additional Photos of the Picardy Stone

Road Sign for Picardy Stone
Site Sign for Picardy Stone
The Picardy Stone
The Picardy Stone In Its Enclosure
Three Pictish Symbols
The Double Disc and Z-rod Symbol
The Mirror Symbol
Dunnideer Hillfort Above the Picardy Stone

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