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

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Pictish Stonecarver Talk at Pictavia

  
2013-09-24
  
David 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. The talk, entitled ‘Pictish Stonecarving: A Modern Stonecarver’s Perspective’, will focus on why David is so passionate about stonecarving, and why Pictish designs in particular inspire him. David will talk about some local Pictish stones and the methods used to carve them.

“I live in the Pictish heartland of Angus which abounds with Pictish carvings, and you can’t travel far without being aware of an ancient burial mound in the middle of a field or an iron age hillfort looming in the distance,” says David. “I am inspired by our ancient past and by the enigmatic designs of our native rock art. I carve rocks because it feels like the most natural thing in the world.”

Normal admission fees to Pictavia apply, and refreshments will be served. For more details call Pictavia on 01356 626241.