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.

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