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Carved stones


Carved stone, Abernethy
Scotland possesses an extraordinary variety of carved stones that have been produced over 5,000 years or more, and from which we can learn much about the lives of the people who lived here over that period. Such a rich and varied resource is an important cultural asset.

Policy and guidance

The Scottish Government’s policy and guidance for carved stones is downloadable from this web site.  In addition you can view guidance on the main categories of carved stones that are found in Scotland. They include:
We hope you will be encouraged to find out more about carved stones and to help in their recording, protection, conservation, interpretation and presentation.