Sueno's Stone

A Heritage Site in Angus

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Sueno's Stone is an upright cross slab with typical Pictish style interwoven vine symbols on the edge panels. It is carved from Old Red Sandstone which is prevalent in the Laigh o’ Moray but has suffered considerable weathering in places. The western face has a carved Celtic cross with elaborately interlaced decoration and a poorly preserved scene set in a panel below the cross. The east face has four panels that show a large battle scene. The top panel is quite weathered and shows rows of horsemen. The second panel depicts armed foot soldiers and the third panel shows the decapitated vanquished soldiers, the heads piled up, and soldiers, archers and horsemen surrounding what may be a broch. The base panel depicts the victorious army leaving the battle field. In the early 1990s the stone was encased in armoured glass to prevent further erosion and also graffiti.

Sueno's Stone

OLd Findhorn Road
Forres
IV363XQ
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Angus is a Scottish District of rich fertile farmland, interspersed with mountains, lochs, woodland and seashore bordered by Dundee and the Firth of Tay to the South, Aberdeenshire and Royal Deeside to the North and The Angus Glens that define the area to the West. Apart from the famous beef that is produced within the District, it is an area of outstanding natural beauty with opportunities to enjoy many outdoor activities and a rich cultural heritage.