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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Meet the Staff

Pictavia opened full-time for the summer season on 5th April and we have two new members of staff to look after you during your visit. Cara Roberts has lots of experience in looking after visitors to the area – she has previously worked with the Countryside Ranger Service, and at the RSPB Visitor Centre at Montrose Basin. Cara can make pretty much anything out of a piece of wood, and it a great story-teller. She is really looking forward to giving groups of children tours round Pictavia and telling them what Angus was really like in Pictish times.

Rebecca Fletcher is the youngest member of our team, having just left school. She is an enthusiastic dancer and choreographer, and is involved with the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. She loves playing role-playing games and will be great at getting children to imagine what their life would have been like over a thousand years ago.

Cara and Rebecca will be on hand all summer to guide people round Pictavia, and answer any questions visitors have about the Picts. They will also be organising a programme of events and activities throughout the summer - keep an eye on the website for more details! And when you visit Pictavia, remember to say hello to Ken, Caird and Julie – the VisitScotland staff who run the Information Centre at the entrance to Pictavia.