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Scottish Carved Stones Could be Safeguarded

Carving out a safe future for nation's most precious stones by Stephen Stewart of 'The Herald', December 22 2003

ONE of Scotland's most valuable historic resources could be safeguarded for future generations by a consultation document published today.

Carved stones, from prehistoric rock art to gravestones, will be the focus of a three-month investigation involving owners, local authorities, special interest groups and the wider public.
Frank McAveety, minister for tourism, culture and sport, launched the consultation, due to finish at the end of March, which is designed to protect carved stones such as the Pictish cross-slabs at Glamis, Aberlemno and Eassie.

Other significant carved stones include the eagle from the Broch of Burrian in Orkney and the boar on the roadside stone at Knocknagael, near Inverness.

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Jane Posted by Jane
22nd December 2003ce
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