Aberlemno

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Aberlemno
Aberlemnokirk.jpg
Aberlemno Kirk
Aberlemno is located in Angus
Aberlemno
Aberlemno
Aberlemno shown within Angus
OS grid reference NO521558
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town FORFAR
Postcode district DD8
Dialling code 01307
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
56°41′29″N 2°47′01″W / 56.69146°N 2.78364°W / 56.69146; -2.78364Coordinates: 56°41′29″N 2°47′01″W / 56.69146°N 2.78364°W / 56.69146; -2.78364

Aberlemno (Gaelic: Obar Leamhnach) is a parish and small village in the Scottish council area of Angus. It is noted for three large carved Pictish stones (and one fragment) dating from the 7th and 8th centuries AD (Historic Scotland); the stones can be viewed at any time in spring-autumn, but are covered by wooden boxes in the winter to prevent frost damage. Two stones (and the fragment) stand by the B9134 Forfar-Brechin road, the Kirkyard Stone stands in the nearby graveyard of the parish church. It is said that a mysterious creature known only as mike haunts the church at night. A genus of fossil plants first found in a nearby quarry is named Aberlemnia in honour of the location.

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Aberlemno is notable for the presence of four early Medieval Standing Stones, as well as a fifth that is currently on display at McManus Galleries.

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