Last of the Westland Whigs

In the late 17th century, the 'Westland Whigs' were the radical descendants of earlier Covenanters who had defied the absolutist rule of Stuart kings in south west Scotland.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Galloway Picts Project

For more see this website Galloway Picts Alistair junior has gone today.

This text from website.

Ancient chronicles talk about the Picts of Galloway, a wild fierce people from the Dark Ages. While historians nowadays seem convinced that there were never Picts in Galloway, there is one place in south-west Scotland where apparently incontrovertible evidence for Picts survives.

Trusty’s Hill is a vitrified fort, conspicuous amongst the many ancient hillforts of Galloway for its Pictish Symbol Stone. The Pictish Symbols at Trusty’s Hill probably date to a period in the first millennium AD when south-west Scotland was inhabited by people usually perceived to be Britons, not Picts.

So what is this Pictish Symbol Stone doing in Galloway?

This is what the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society would like to know. This is what the Galloway Picts Project aims to find out.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unlike stated on the Project site. It was never mentioned in any old chronicles that there were Picts in Galloway, and there still doesn't seem to be enough evidence to claim there was.

Infant there are a few incorrect claims stated on The Project site.

The Picts and Britons were enemies

One of the reasons the Saxons were invited was because the Picts and Scotti (the latter migrating from Ireland) were attacking the native Britons.

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