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Early medieval carved stones

Early medieval carved stone
In the Carved Stones: Scottish Executive Policy and Guidance publication, relevant information on early medieval carved stones includes an introduction to early medieval carved stones in Scotland, further reading and useful organisations.

For information about specific carved stones in Scotland see our Contacts page.

Related publications

We have also produced an PDF icon Interpretation Plan [235 kb] for early medieval sculpture in Historic Scotland's care - Historic Scotland’s Strategy for the Interpretation of Early Medieval Sculpture in its Care. Please note this is an internal working document.

Our new display at Whithorn puts this plan into practice, as does our redisplay of St Vigeans.

Able Minds and Practised Hands. Scotland’s Early Medieval Sculpture in the 21st Century (Sally M Foster and M Cross editors) published with Historic Scotland's support, is now available to purchase directly from the publisher.

This publication arises from the 2003 conference that Historic Scotland organised with the Society for Medieval Archaeology and the National Committee on Carved Stones in Scotland.

This publication is avalable to Friends of Historic Scotland at the discounted price of £35.00. More information about becoming a Friend is available here.

Early Medieval Sculpture and the Production of Meaning, Value and Place: The Case of Hilton of Cadboll. This research report by Siân Jones explores the understanding of the meanings and values surrounding medieval sculpture and the basis of potential conflicts between various interest groups.

This publication is available from our on-line shop for £6.00.