Region : Grampian Home
District : Kincardine & Deeside Map
Town or village : Stonehaven List
Grid Reference : NO 823 907 Glossary
Period :   Prehistory, Pictish time  Bibliography
(Lang Stane)

Auquhollie image

This rectangular quartzose gneiss monolith, 2.3m in height, was once probably part of a stone circle.
On the south-east corner (the righthand one in the photo), there is a complete and well preserved ogham inscription. It says "AVUO ANNUNAO UATE DOVENI" that can be translated in "Avuo Anunao, soothsayer of Dovenio".
On the north-east face of the stone there is also a Pictish symbol, a double-disc connected by a cross-bar.
It is one of the oldest standing stones with ogham inscriptions in Scotland.