Shandwick cross-slab

Shandwick Pictish cross-slab
Shandwick cross-slab © David Gill

One of the dilemmas in heritage management is the display of historically important monuments in a hostile environment. Do you remove the sculpture to the safety of a museum? How do you protect it from the elements?

The Pictish cross-slab at Shandwick in Easter Ross is protected by a purpose-built ‘shelter’ that allows visitors to gain a sense of the original setting.

Author: David Gill

David Gill is Honorary Professor in the Centre for Heritage at the University of Kent, and Honorary Research Fellow in the School of History and an Academic Associate in SISJAC at UEA; Professor of Archaeological Heritage.

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