The Symbol Stone on the Brough o' Birsay.
The symbol stone from the Knowe o' Burrian in Harray, now on display at the Orkney Museum in Kirkwall.
|Class I||The Class I stones are believed to be the earliest, having symbols carved into larger boulders or stone slabs. These are thought to have been carved in the sixth/seventh centuries AD, but continued to be created well into the period of the Class II stones.|
|Class II||The Class II stones feature symbols carved in relief on rectangular, shaped slabs. These stones often feature Christian elements or scenes alongside the Pictish symbols and are found around the Moray Firth and Tayside in Scotland. Class II stones are thought to date from the eighth and ninth centuries AD – a time when the Picts were converting to Christianity.|
|Brough of Birsay||Symbol stone fragments excavated in 1935. Replica now stands on site. The original fragments in the National Museum, Edinburgh.||Crescent and V-Rod|
|Redland,Firth||Fragment discovered in 1860s - built into the wall of a cottage. Now in the National Museum, Edinburgh.||Decorated rectangular symbol (shield?)|
Crescent and V-Rod
|Pool,Sanday||An undressed stone slab marked with a rough double disc symbol. Currently in Orkney Museum.||Double disc|
|Decorated bone pin||Double disc|
|Orphir||Recorded in 1939 - two decorate stones. Probably still built into the walls of the Earl's Bu.||Crescent and V-rod (both stones)|
|Oxtro Broch||Stone slab covering a burial cist. Current location unknown.||Eagle|
|Knowe of Burrian,Harray||Rectangular flagstone found in 1936. Thought to have been part of the broch. Current in Orkney Museum.||Eagle|
Crescent and V-rod
|Greens||Found at the farm of Greens in 1926. Now in National Museum, Edinburgh.|
|Broch of Gurness,Evie||Stone found in 1935, on a wall between broch outbuildings. Now in Gurness visitor centre.||Rectangular symbols|
|St Peter's Kirk, South Ronaldsay||This stone, decorated on two sides, formed the kirk's window sill until the 1850s. Now in National Museum, Edinburgh.||Crescent and V-rod and Mirror case|
Crescent and V-rod and rectangular symbol.
|Tankerness||Found in 1986. Now in Orkney museum.||Seahorse.|
|Sands of Evie, Evie||Fragment found in 1967. Now in Orkney Museum.||Mirror|
|Sanday||First Class II stone found in Orkney. Uncovered in 2011, during renovations to a house on the island.||Christian cross and a Pictish “sea creature” symbol.|