The Book of Deer, a Virtual Look at Medieval Scotland

The Book of Deer, a pre-Norman illuminated manuscript, has Latin writings and Celtic illuminations. Intermixed with these are examples of the oldest Gaelic text known from medieval Scotland. The web site, sponsored by BT Scotland, has two purposes. The first is to make available to a wide readership the 10th century illuminated manuscript from the Monastery of Deer in North East Scotland near in Aberdeenshire. The virtual book offers 84 pages similar to the style of Dimma and Durrow. The site also houses the Book of Deer Project, by which insight into the life of medieval Scotland will be discussed and researched.