ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: January 1, 2005
Tales of the Picts
By (author) Stuart McHardy
For many centuries the people of Scotland have told stories of their ancestors, a mysterious tribe called the Picts. This ancient Celtic-speaking people, who fought off the might of the Roman Empire, are perhaps best known for their Symbol Stones ? images carved into standing stones left scattered across Scotland, many of which have their own stories. Here for the first time these tales are gathered together with folk memories of bloody battles, chronicles of warriors and priestesses, saints and supernatural beings. From Shetland to the Border with England, these ancient memories of Scotland?s original inhabitants have flourished since the nation?s earliest days and now are told afresh, shedding new light on our ancient past.
Stuart McHardy writer, musician, storyteller, folklorist, historian, linguist, poet, past president of the Pictish Arts Society has lectured on many aspects of Scottish history and culture both in Scotland and abroad, and has made regular appearances on television and radio. His most recent title The Quest for Arthur received widespread media coverage.