Elgin Cathedral… and its Pictish Stone

Elgin Cathedral… and its Pictish Stone

Elgin Cathedral is in the care of Historic Scotland and more information can be found here –

http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/propertyresults/propertyabout.htm?PropID=PL_133&PropName=Elgin%20Cathedral

The Cathedral has a long history, learn more here –

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elgin_Cathedral

Elgin Cathedral Slideshow

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The Pictish Stone at Elgin Cathedral was put within the site in 1823 when it was discovered nearby beside St Giles Kirk in the High street. It is a magnificant cross slab and is adorned with the well known and loved Pictish symbols; double-disc and Z-rod, crescent and V-rod above a hunting scene on one side and a cross on the reverse.

Some historical detail can be found here –

http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/16627/details/elgin+cathedral+pictish+cross+slab/

The Pictish Stone Slideshow

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Elgin Cathedral is open all year round with a few differences to the timetable in winter. It is well worth a visit and there are numerous other historic sites in the area to make it a day to remember.

 

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