I thought I would highlight a fascinating
illustrated talk about the Picts being given this Tuesday.
In the 1980s a Pictish man was discovered in Blair Atholl, now he is in a box
in Perth Mueseum, I hope to learn all about him and lots more on
the world of the Picts in Scotland.
The talk entitled "Perthshire
Picts" by Mark Hall, the History Officer at
Perth Museum and Art Gallery this Tuesday 22 March at 7.30 pm in
the Atholl Arms, in Blair Atholl. Admission is £4 at the door
(goes to supporting the local Museum), arranged by the Atholl
Country Life Museum.
The Picts once were the inhabitants of Scotland, first
being mentioned by the Romans in 297AD, their name comes from the
Roman word 'picti' (painted people). They successfully lived in
Scotland, resisting the Romans, Vikings, Danes and Angles to the
south unil the mid 800AD, when they disappeared when they
intermarried with the Scots who had come over from Ireland in the
There is evidence of the Picts is all over Highland
Perthshire in the form of defended homesteads and Pictish Forts.
There is a rich local Pictish heritage including local treasures,
such as the Pictish Stone in Struan Church, the Aldclune Silver
Brooch (discovered at the 'Kings Palace' in the 1980s and on
display at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh), the
highly ornate Dunfallandy Stone by Pitlochry and also the
important remains of the Pictish Man discovered in Blair Atholl in
Evidence of the Picts can be seen all over Highland
Perthshire and deserve better efforts to highlight the part they
played in Scotland's History. Hope to see you at Tuesday's talk,
full details in the 2nd paragraph above.