Old Struan Kirk Stone

Ordnance Survey Map Reference NN808653

The stone

Close-up of carving, complete with magic marker...

Old Struan is found by proceeding north on the A9 past Blair Atholl until the turning for Calvine and Struan is seen. Take this road, then follow the sign for Old Struan. You may park your car on the grass verge close to the entrance of the Kirk.
The stone was originally discovered in the churchyard of Struan Church and is now clamped to the wall of the pulpit in the same church. The slab is nearly rectangular in shape, 132cm in height, with the bottom-right corner broken off. The portion of the slab with the double-disc and Z-rod is still complete, but a symbol incised on a slightly higher slice of stone has been partly destroyed when a slice of the facing has sheared off in the past. Unfortunately some enterprising visitor had defined the lines of the double-disc and Z-rod symbol with a marker pen when we visited as part of a Scottish Megalithic Group meeting on 18th November 2000.
There is also a stone out in the kirkyard with incised crosses on the side faces. It's spectacularly dull...

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