Nigg Old Trust to receive grant for conservation of Pictish stone

"It seems always to have stood in the churchyard at Nigg," said Liz Budge, of Nigg Old Trust about an intricately carved Pictish stone in Easter Ross, Scotland. The Nigg Old Trust has recently received a funding package of UK£178,000 for conservation and display. (photo)

Dating from the 8th century, the intricately carved Pictish stone is of a style linked to the Book of Kells and illustrated manuscripts of Lindisfarne.