Issued: 3 September 2012
Iron Age Quern Stones Go On Display at Museum
Throughout September, Gateway to the Glens Museum, Kirriemuir has on temporary display five large Iron Age quern stones from Barns of Airlie Farm, as part of Scottish Archaeology Month.
The stones would have been used to grind grain for bread. Also on display, and on loan from the farm, is a cup-and-ring marked stone.
The farm itself is thought to have been established in the 1200's, by the Cistercian monks of Coupar Angus Abbey. There is a souterrain - a Pictish subterranean passage - on the farm. These objects provide evidence of an early Pictish settlement.
For more information on the display, contact staff during the museum opening hours of 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, by telephoning 01575 575479, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or in person.