Pictavia -The land of the Picts
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It is thought that within Pictish society, it was women who held all the power - not the men!

Angus Pictish Trail Guide

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What’s On At Pictavia

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Harp RecitalFrom images depicted on carved stones, we can tell that the Picts loved music and they may well have used instruments very similar to the modern day harp.04 October 2014
Jewellery MakingThe ancient Pictish people were expert silversmiths, making intricate necklaces and brooches.12 September 2014
Basket WeavingRachel Bower of Woven Willow is based in Forfar. Her baskets are made using traditional weaving techniques very similar to that used by the Picts.16 August 2014
Pictish ThroneThis replica Pictish Throne was commissioned, and is loaned to us, by National Museums Scotland.11 August 2014
Pictish Arts Society Announces Two Lectures In OctoberThe Pictish Arts Society is participating in an extra talk in October, arranged in conjunction with the Perthshire Society of Natural Science.03 October 2013
Pictish Stonecarver Talk at PictaviaDavid McGovern of Monikie Rock Art will be giving a talk at Pictavia, the centre for Pictish Heritage near Brechin, on Monday 21st October at 12 noon.24 September 2013
The Battle of Dunnichen – A Historical OverviewGraeme Cruickshank is an Edinburgh-based historian who is particularly fascinated with the Picts. He has published a book on the Battle of Dunnichen.17 September 2013
A Day Out With The PictsA special chance to visit some of the most important sites of Pictish History in Angus - all in one day! Starting at Pictavia, you will be transported to Aberlemno to see the famous cross slab depicting the Battle of Dunnichen.19 September 2013
Pictish Arts Society Final Lecture of the SeasonThe final lecture in the 2012/2013 season of the Pictish Arts Society will be given at Pictavia, near Brechin, by Dr Martin Goldberg on Friday 15 March. The title will be: Pictish adventus.27 February 2013
Pictish Arts Society February LectureThe penultimate lecture in the 2012/2013 season of the Pictish Arts Society will be given at Pictavia, near Brechin, by Stratford Halliday on Friday 15 February.30 January 2013