Friday, October 28, 2011

Funds secured for Easter Ross's Pictish Nigg cross-slab

A small voluntary group has secured enough money to conserve and redesign the displaying of an intricately carved Pictish stone in Easter Ross. The Nigg cross-slab dates from the 8th Century AD and features snakes and a depiction of monks receiving bread from a raven sent by God.

Nigg Old Trust has received a funding package of £178,000. The Heritage Lottery Fund, Scottish government and European Community Highland Leader fund contributed.

The stone is displayed at Nigg Old Church.

Click here to read this article from the BBC