Pictish throne marks beginning of early Scottish research project

A throne, commissioned by distillers Glenmorangie and National Museums Scotland, and patterned after stone designs by the ancient picts, has become the symbol of a new research project to study Scotland's early history (photo)

The wooden throne is now on display at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. "It's very exciting to see this type of throne brought to life for the first time in over a thousand years," said David Clarke, keeper of archaeology at NMS.