Brandsbutt Stone

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Coordinates: 57°17′30″N 2°24′00″W / 57.2916°N 2.4000°W / 57.2916; -2.4000

The Brandsbutt Stone
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The Brandsbutt Stone, showing detail of ogham script
Material Whinstone
Size 1.07 metres (3.5 ft)
Classification Class I incised stone
Symbols Crescent and v-rod
Serpent and z-rod
Writing Ogham script:
Present location Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

The Brandsbutt Stone is a class I Pictish symbol stone in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.


A large block of whinstone, 1.07 metres (3.5 ft) high, 1.27 metres (4.2 ft) wide and 0.91 metres (3.0 ft) deep, the stone had been broken up and used in building a dry stone wall before 1866.[1] The stone, now reassembled, bears two incised Pictish symbols, a crescent and v-rod and a serpent and z-rod, and an inscription in Ogham, IRATADDOARENS.


  1. ^ Fraser, Iain (2008), The Pictish Symbol Stones of Scotland, Edinburgh: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland, pp. 62–63 

External links[edit]

  • Entry in Canmore database