Although i know nothing about the picts or scotland for that matter i came away with a clearer understanding of the time periods mentioned in the book with a simple understanding of the religious views of the times. Portmahomack is a small fishing village on the shore of the dornoch firth in north east scotland where a few chance finds of carved stone near the redundant church of st colman culminated in the first exposure of a pictish monastery dating to the 6 8th century the earliest days of scottish christianity. During the 19th and 20th centuries a trail of chance finds on the outskirts of portmahomack led to the first exposure in 1996 of a pictish settlement in northern scotland the area became the subject of one of the largest research excavations ever to have taken place on the scottish mainland this book describes the discovery and excavation of an early monastery. A trail of chance finds on the outskirts of portmahomack during the 19th and 20th centuries culminated in 1996 in the first exposure of a pictish settlement in
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