A long time ago people in Scotland carved stones instead of writing. We don’t know why they did it. Perhaps it was to mark a grave or tell people about something that happened. All the stones have different symbols on them, each of them mean something different. The Picts carved lots of mythical beasts on their stones. You can find lots of carved stones all over Scotland. In Orkney there is the ring of Brodga and there is a big hole in the middle of the stones. Some people think a carved mirror means a woman. Carved stones are one of the only things we can get information from that time, because all the other materials have rotted away. The Gaels carved stones had crosses on them because they were Christian. Here are some we made in class.
Eilidh and Alicia