A problem to preserve two newly-stumbled on long-established carved standing stones has secured key funding.
Archaeologists came upon the Pictish stones hidden by vegetation at an early Christian church procure 22 state of affairs shut to Dingwall within the Highlands earlier this 12 months.
Historic Environment Scotland has awarded £5,000 to the North of Scotland Archaeological Society.
The cash might be set up in direction of to costs of conserving the stones and having them displayed at a neighborhood museum.
One in all many 1,200-year-outdated stones was embellished with “two large beasts”.
Archaeologists acknowledged the carvings embrace by no means been seen prior to on a Pictish stone.
The Picts created intricately embellished standing stones.
They moreover constructed spectacular hill forts to defend themselves in direction of rival tribes and invaders, alongside with the Romans, Angles and the Vikings.