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St Vigeans Pictish and Mediaeval Stone Museum

A small museum of E Angus, St Vigeans Pictish and Mediaeval Stone Museum is located within a row of slate-roofed red-sandstone cottages in the village of St. Vigeans on the northern outskirts of Arbroath. Opened in 1960, the museum contains thirty-two early Christian sculpted stones that were found in and around St Vigeans Parish Church, which lies on a steep mound immediately in front of the museum. This represents one of the most important collections of such stones and includes the Drosten Stone, a highly-decorated cross-slab dating from the middle of the 9th century. This stone includes the curious inscription 'Drosten ipeuoret ettfor cus', thought to represent the three names Drosten, Uoret and Forcus.

The museum is run by Historic Environment Scotland.


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