Mu­seum talk on Pic­tish carv­ings

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A talk on a re­cently dis­cov­ered Pic­tish carv­ing will be held in Perth this spring.

Mark Hall from Perth Mu­seum and Art Gallery is set to present his talk ‘Tak­ing a line for a walker: a newly dis­cov­ered Pic­tish carv­ing from Tul­loch, Perth’.

The Pic­tish sculp­ture was found dur­ing con­struc­tion works to cre­ate a new road be­hind McDiarmid Park.

The sculp­ture of a war­rior is one of the ear­li­est found in the area.

Cul­ture Perth and Kin­ross and the Univer­sity of the High­lands and Is­lands’in­sti­tute for north­ern stud­ies have come to­gether to present the talk, which will be held on Wednesday, March 20.

The talk starts at 1pm and will be held at Perth Mu­seum and Art Gallery.

A spokesper­son for the event said: “Mark Hall of Perth Mu­seum and Art Gallery will in­tro­duce the au­di­ence to a newly dis­cov­ered Pic­tish sculp­ture from Perth, found dur­ing con­struc­tion works on the new road be­hind St John­stone foot­ball sta­dium.

“The sculp­ture shows an in­cised fig­ure of a war­rior and is the ear­li­est Pic­tish carv­ing from the im­me­di­ate Perth area.

“It is also a rare ad­di­tion to a small num­ber of such im­ages and the pre­sen­ta­tion will set the find in con­text of Pic­tish sculp­ture and the lo­cal land­scape.”

En­try to Mark Hall’s talk costs £2 and tick­ets can be bought online via Even­tBrite.

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