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Friends of Grampian Stones

Friends of Grampian Stones

Ogham

Friends of Grampian Stones

SCOTTISH OGHAM INSCRIPTIONS

The Secretary exhibited various Lithographs of Sculptured Standing Stones forming part of a series preparing for publication by the Spalding Club, and which had been communicated to the Society by John Stuart, Esq., of Aberdeen. He called attention to an Ogham inscription engraved round the margin of the stone at Golspie, in Sutherland, of so marked a character, as to leave no doubt of its correspondence with the Irish Oghams; and thereby adding a second example to the Ogham inscription already pointed out on the Newton Stone. The interest as well as importance of the latter, is greatly increased as it thus appears to be a bilingual inscription, and holds out a hope that the unknown characters engraved on it may yet be decyphered. Another Monument of the same class as that at Golspie has since been discovered, also having an. Ogham inscription round the edge, in the churchyard of Aith, on the east side of the island of Bressay, Shetland, where an ancient church formerly stood. It was exhibited by Dr Charlton, during the Congress of the Archaeological Institute at Newcastle, in the month of August.


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