Meigle

The Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum, based in the former village schoolhouse, displays Pictish carved stones dating from the late 8th century to the late 10th century.

Experts believe that the area around Meigle was once an important Pictish centre.

The museum has an impressive collection of carved stones. Each stone is different and may be interpreted in a variety of ways. For instance, is the impressive stone with the carving of a woman surrounded by four lions depicting the Biblical Daniel in the lions’ den? Or is it, as some think, a representation of King Arthur’s wife Guinevere, who met her end when devoured by wild beasts? Fascinating symbolism and an insight into the skills of these long-vanished tribes.

Meigle is only 11 miles from Dundee and within easy distance from the royal castle of Glamis. The castle was home to the late Queen Mother’s childhood years and has been the home of the Earls of Strathmore for six centuries.

For more information, visit The Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum

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