Scotland's first bullaun stone discovered on Isle of Canna

Scottish archeaologists are excited about the discovery of a bullaun or "cursing stone" linked to an early Christian cross on the Isle of Canna. The small, round stone, marked with a cross, dates to around 800 CE. (photo)

The stone, found in an old graveyard, fits into a rectangular stone at the base of the Canna Cross, where early Christians - and modern pilgrims - would have turned the stone while offering prayers. The bullaun is the first found in Scotland.