The ancient Picts worked these lands and inscribed their images on the local landscape, cutting their inscriptions into the stones still standing throughout Angus today.
By the time the Roman Army finally abandoned Britain in the 5th century AD the largest tribe in Scotland was the Picts. Their impact on Angus was great. This is captured on the stones at Aberlemno which depict the famous routing of the Northumbrians in AD 685 in the Battle of Dunnichen and shows their wealth and military might. The Picts left a fascinating legacy: magnificent standing stones which they carved with pictures and mysterious symbols.
Angus is particularly rich in Pictish heritage and Pictish enthusiasts are spoiled for choice. Some of the finest carved stones can be seen by taking The Pictish Trail. Pictavia Visitor Centre is located in Brechin and totally dedicated to the history and culture of this mysterious people. St Vigeans Pictish and Mediaeval Stone Museum holds many fine examples of Pictish heritage and is well worth a visit.