Kilbar Stone

This is a replica of the stone c. 900, found in this churchyard and taken to the National Museum in Edinburgh, where it resides to this day. Here’s how the locals feel about that: Cille-Bharra (the church-ruin) is the true residence of this unique Christian-Nordic Runic stone….it was hoped that the stone would be reinstated in 1980, the centenary of its abduction.
The front is decorated with a four-plaited pattern and bordered by a scroll. The back has names read vertically with an inscription “this cross has been raised in memory of Thorgeth, daughter of Steinar.” Who says those Vikings didn’t have a heart?
The stone is housed in the reconstructed north chapel, St. Mary’s Chapel, c. 16th c., which would have been the burial aisle of larger church.

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