Pictavia -The land of the Picts
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The Picts get their name from the Romans, who called them Picti - meaning "The Painted People" in Latin.

Angus Pictish Trail Guide

Pictavia is only the start of your journey through Angus' Pictish past - why not download the Pictish Trail Guide below, and use it to explore other Pictish sites in the area?

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Little Picts at Verdant Works

The pupils of primary 5 and 6 at Rosebank Primary School in Dundee recently undertook a creative project which turned them into ‘Little Picts’. Led by Anne-Marie Scrimgeour, Creative Learning Co-ordinator, and local celtic artist Larry Scrimgeour, the children found out all about Pictish art, and created some designs for themselves. They took a trip to Pictavia, the Pictish heritage centre in Brechin, where they learnt about how the Picts lived, the legacy of the stones they carved, and all about the battles they fought. Some even dressed up as Picts! Whilst at Pictavia they had a chance to view a replica Pictish throne which has been commissioned by National Museums Scotland. Back in the classroom, the children made their very own Pictish throne using the same designs as they had seen at Pictavia.

All of the children’s work is on display in the Little Picts Exhibition being held in the Weaver Craft Room at Verdant Works, West Henderson’s Wynd, Dundee until Monday 10th December.

Rosebank Primary School Throne and the Replica Throne recently on show at Pictavia