The magnificent carved stones at Aberlemno will be the centre of attention on Sunday in an exciting new venture by the Aberlemno Hall Committee.
Committee members are looking to promote the village’s magnificent carved symbol stones and to explore our past.
With the expert knowledge of local historian Norman Atkinson to support their efforts, three themed walks have been devised to take in the area and its historical attractions.
These will be led by Norman and enthusiastic locals to help explore ‘The Stories in the Stones’, focusing on the Pictish Symbol Stones and Aberlemno churchyard. For the more adventurous there are walks across the open hill to see the landscape which surrounds the stones and a chance to visit Finavon Hill Fort.
Route one takes in the roadside stones and churchyard and is led by Norman; route two is a short circuit of ‘Stones and Hills’ and is a small walk around the immediate area of Aberlemno village pointing out some places of historical interest. The leader is Isabella Davis
Route three is a long circuit Finavon walk up to the vitrified hill fort with views of Strathmore and many other historical places of interest. The leader is Paul Duncan.
The hall is open from 10.30 a.m. to provide refreshments throughout the day and an introductory talk by Norman.
A number of Pictish themed crafts and displays are on offer with a barbecue available from lunch time. Talk and walks start at 11 a.m. and will be repeated in the afternoon at 1 p.m. with Norman’s introduction followed by the walks at 1.45 p.m.
See the local website www.aberlemno.org for more information about the village, timetable for the day and to book a place on the walk to Finavon.
Entry is £5 per person which includes access to the hall, parking, refreshments and talks and walks.
Whilst due care has been taken, participants do so at their own risk, appropriate footwear and clothing is required and the guided walk to Finavon must be booked in advance.