And from there his eager, wandering priests carried the story far and wide, northward to the fortress of the Pictish
kings, and southward to the wild Saxons who dwelt amid the hills and uplands of Northumbria.
LOST AND FOUND Some of Eric's finds, clockwise from top left, a Pictish
hanging bowl, a button from Napoleonic wars, a gold sovereign and a Roman coin
Fife's James Yorkston, the Isle of Eigg's Johnny Lynch (aka The Pictish
Trail) and Ireland's Seamus Fogarty all collaborated on each other's songs.
his was T in F maT larg draB sev ha slo The drawings include the largest collection of Pictish
drawings in northern Europe.
Carvings include rare battle scenes, suggesting it marks a 10th century Pictish
Be prepared this Christmas for"Rhynie Man" The men of the Aberdeenshire village are being pressed into posing for a calendar to raise enough money to bring home the original Rhynie Man, a carved Pictish
stone currently languishing unloved and ignored in the foyer of Aberdeenshire Council concrete bunker of HQ in Aberdeen.
Thank heavens for Johnny Lynch, aka Fence Records' Pictish
Trail, for doing a fine job of saving us from the madness of the Edinburgh Fringe.
ARCHAEOLOGISTS found the remains of what could be a member of early Pictish
royalty at a dig in the heart of Aberdeenshire.
Martin Carruthers, archaeology lecturer at Orkney College, said: "What we may be looking at, provisionally at this stage, is evidence of early precolonisation of the Norse." He added: "Was it a violent, bloody, near genocidal wipe out of Pictish
society, or may it have been a longer and a more peaceful interaction between one another?"
24 SAT PICTISH
TRAIL Liquid Room When he's not living in a caravan with his girlfriend on the island of Eigg, Johnny Lynch - aka The Pictish
Trail - can usually be found serenading bearded men in smallish clubs with his edgy indie-folk songs.
Historians believe it is one of 425 Pictish
Johnny Lynch, from The Pictish
Trail, said: "All of a sudden, there wasn't much Fife in Fence, or much Fence in Fife.