Scheduled Monument

St Orland's Stone, GlamisSM90270

Status: Designated


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The legal document available for download below constitutes the formal designation of the monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. The additional details provided on this page are provided for information purposes only and do not form part of the designation. Historic Environment Scotland accepts no liability for any loss or damages arising from reliance on any inaccuracies within this additional information.


Date Added
Last Date Amended
Crosses and carved stones: cross slab
Local Authority
NO 40083 50018
340083, 750018


The monument comprises a cross slab of Pictish date. It is set within an enclosing fence and is in the care of the Secretary of State for Scotland. It is being re-scheduled to clarify and slightly extend the protected area.

The monument comprises a rectangular, upright cross slab dating to the eighth or ninth centuries AD. It measures some 2.4m high by about 0.8m wide at the base, tapering slightly towards the top, by about 0.25m thick. On one face is a full length cross carved in relief, together with a variety of interlaced patterns. On the reverse are several Pictish symbols and figures including a rare depiction of a manned boat. Excavations in 1855 uncovered several burials around the base of the stone.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the stone and the enclosure within which it lies. It is rectangular, measuring 5m ENE-WSW by 4m, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract. The boundaries are formed by the edge of the modern enclosure. Above-ground components of this enclosure are excluded from the scheduling.



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Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Scheduling is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for monuments and archaeological sites of national importance as set out in the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.

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