Recumbent Stone Circles

This video is an investigation into what is known about the recumbent stone circles, a variation of the stone circle unique to the North East of Scotland.  We try to find out the latest thinking on their construction and look at some of the myths surrounding them. 

We have made three films on the Picts

History and Heritage provides a general overview of current thinking on the development of the Pictish kingdom between the 5th and 9th centuries.  The film gives a wider context for understanding our two films on the Pictish symbol stones.

Symbols and Signs is the first of our films on the symbol stones.  It focuses on the different interpretations of the symbols.

Symbols and Statements is the second film on the meaning of the symbol stones.  The film focuses on the attempts to translate the symbol code using the Ogham and Latin inscriptions on some of the stones.