History and Heritage

This film provides an overview of current thinking on the development of the Pictish kingdom in the north and east of Scotland. Using the work of contemporary historians and archaeologists, the film emphasises the influence of religious conversion and political centralisation on Pictish identity between the 5th and 9th centuries. Filming was carried out at a wide range of venues including the key Pictish locations of Burghead, Bennachie, Rhynie and Tap o Noth. The film provides useful historical context for our two other films on the symbol Stones - Picts : Symbols and Signs, and Picts: Symbols and Statements.

Sources used in Picts: History and Heritage.

Nick Aitchison: Forteviot: A Pictish and Scottish Royal Centre. Tempus 2006

Martin Carver: Portmahomack: Monastery of the Picts. Edinburgh University Press 2008

Tim Clarkson: The Picts: A History. Tempus 2008

Stephen Driscoll, Jane Geddes and Mark Hall: Pictish Progrress: New Studies on Northern

Britain in the early Middle Ages. 2011

Stephen Driscoll: Alba, The Gaelic Kingdom of Scotland AD800-1124 Historic Scotland 2002

Sally Foster: Picts Gaels and Scots. Birlinn 2014

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George and Isabel Henderson: The Art of the Picts. Thames and Hudson 2004

Alistair Moffat: The British: A Genetic Journey Birlinn 2013

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Gordon Noble and Meggen Gondek: ‘A Very Royal Palace’ Rhynie and the Picts. Current

Archaeology,289 April 2014 p22-28

Guto Rhys: Approaching the Pictish Language:Historiography,Early Evidence and the

Question of Pritenic. PhD Glasgow University 2015

Alex Woolf: From Pictland to Alba 789-1070. Edinburgh University Press 2007.