Pictavia -The land of the Picts
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Did You Know?

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?

Download the Pictish Trail Leaflet

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Pictish Arts Society

The January lecture in the 2010/2011 season of the Pictish Arts Society will be given in the Brechin Town House Museum in the High Street, by Kirsty Owen on Friday 21 January. Please note the new venue.

Kirsty’s talk will be entitled 'Interpreting and Presenting the Eassie Cross Slab'. She will discuss current interpretations of the imagery and symbols depicted on the cross slab and suggested links between this site and other stones in Angus and Perthshire. She will also talk about the biography of the stone, ie how it came to be presented in its current form, and the conservation and presentation of Eassie compared to other sites in the care of Scottish Ministers. As Historic Scotland have recently produced a new interpretation board for the site, Kirsty will also talk about the design process and about other initiatives underway at Historic Scotland to provide engaging and accessible interpretation of Pictish stones.

Kirsty Owen is a cultural resources advisor working within Historic Scotland's Properties in Care Division. Her role is to provide advice on the archaeology and history of Historic Scotland's Properties in Care which feeds into programs of interpretation and conservation, to provide archaeological mitigation and to ensure that cultural significance underlies all the work it undertakes.

The new venue at Brechin Town House Museum is necessary whilst Pictavia is closed for refurbishment.

Doors open at the Museum for a 7.30 pm start. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available after the talk. The talk is free to members and £2.50 to non-members.