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This small museum in Rosemarkie is home to the best collection of Pictish art in the Ross-shire.The core of the exhibit is 15 beautifully carved Pictish stones, all carved locally, dating to the 7th-9th century.What is really unusual is that instead of the hunting scene you might expect to see in the lower half of the stone (see Aberlemno, for example) there is a large Christian cross.

One of the artists was George Bain, dubbed the 'father of modern Celtic design'.It was made in the late 8th century, and almost the entire surface of the stone is carved with intricate interlace patterns, crosses, and traditional Pictish symbols such as the crescent and V-rod, double-disc, and mirror.Nearer the base animal figures are woven into the geometric patterns.A large collection of Bain's work is held in the museum, near the stone carvings that inspired his best work.The Rosemarkie Cross Slab This is the star exhibit; a cross-slab carved with intricate Pictish designs and Christian symbols.