A mysterious 6ft tall stone with Pictish markings has been discovered near a Moray business park development.
A fisherman found an “incredibly rare” Pictish stone after a long spell of warm weather lowered water levels in the River Don.
A 15th Century ruin is in line for a £100,000 makeover.
A campaign has been launched to save an Aberdeenshire town's ancient Pictish stones amid fears their unique carvings may be lost forever.
Aberdeenshire has long been considered one of the heartlands of the Pictish community. You can still see this today, in place names beginning “Pit”, thought to indicate the presence of a Pictish settlement; in the remains of their fortifications, such as Mither Tap; and in their decorative objects. The Picts lived in the area of Scotland north of the Forth and Clyde rivers from the 4th-9th Centuries AD, with a particularly strong presence in what is now Aberdeenshire.