Aberlemno Sculptured Stones



There are four stones with Pictish carvings in the village of Aberlemno, dating between about AD 500 and 800. Three stand on a roadside, while one stands in the village churchyard.

The stones show a range of characteristic Pictish symbols. The stone in the churchyard is an upright cross slab made of red sandstone and is over 2 metres tall. This is one of few Pictish stones which depict a battle scene and has been interpreted as representing the Battle of Dunnichen in 685AD.

Picture credits- Aberdeenshire Council Archaeology Service

Historic Scotland



Opening Times

Open all year:
All the stones are covered with wooden boxes from 1st October to 31st March to protect them from the elements.

Entry Fee

Aberlemno Sculptured Stones


On the B9134 and in the churchyard in Aberlemno village, 6 miles north-east of Forfar.

Grid references-

NO 522 555
NO 522 558
NO 522 559


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