Following in the footsteps of the Picts – the Pictish Trail and the stones of Shandwick and Hilton

View Balintore from Shandwick StoneOver a thousand years ago Easter Ross was home to the Picts. Today, carved standing stones serve as a reminder of their presence. Follow the Pictish Trail to the Seaboard Villages and visit the  Shandwick, Hilton and Nigg stones as part of your Highland holiday.

As a poor student in Edinburgh one of my favorite outings was to one of the many free galleries and museums in the city. It was a great way to stay warm and maybe even to learn something. Continue reading “Following in the footsteps of the Picts – the Pictish Trail and the stones of Shandwick and Hilton”