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Dunfallandy Stone, cross slab

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.6886 / 56°41'18"N

Longitude: -3.7219 / 3°43'18"W

OS Eastings: 294629

OS Northings: 756530

OS Grid: NN946565

Mapcode National: GBR KC51.9V3

Mapcode Global: WH5MQ.S4WS

Entry Name: Dunfallandy Stone, cross slab

Scheduled Date: 16 November 1923

Last Amended: 30 September 1997

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM90115

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Crosses and carved stones: cross slab

Location: Logierait

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a cross slab of Pictish date. It is in the care of the Secretary of State for Scotland and is being re-scheduled to clarify the extent of the protected area.

The monument comprises an upright Pictish cross slab, some 1.5m high by about 0.6m wide by about 0.1m thick. Its front face is ornamented with a decorated cross flanked by nine side panels containing a mixture of biblical and fantastical imagery. On the reverse are several Pictish symbols, further figures and other motifs, all contained within a border composed of two elongated fish-tailed beasts. All are typical motifs of the Pictish, or Early Historic period.

The stone stands close to the edge of a steep SE-facing slope, within a modern stone and glass shelter. It may have been moved to its present location within recent centuries.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the stone and the area of the modern stone shelter around it. It is square, with sides 2m long, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract. The above-ground elements of the modern shelter are excluded from the scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a particularly fine example of a Pictish cross slab. Its importance is reflected in its status as a Property in the Care of the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 95 NW 29.


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Dixon, J H, 1925, Pitlochry past and present: being a guide book for visitors and tourists to assist them in exploring Pitlochry and vicinity: and for Boy Scouts studying for the pathfinder badge to fit them to guide visitors and tourists, Pitlochry, 92-3.

Feachem, R W, 1963, A guide to prehistoric Scotland, London, 198.

Mitchell, H, 1923, Pitlochry district: its topography, archaeology and history, Pitlochry, 81.

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Stuart, J 1956, Sculptures stones of Scotland vi,, vol. 1, Aberdeen, 15 pls. 47 & 48.
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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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