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Today, I am presenting an image of the Dupplin Cross which is located in St Serf’s Church, Dunning.

The church dates to the 13th century but there is a suggestion of a much earlier church on the site.

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With aid of remote sensing technology, archaeologists have located the foundations of the lost Abbey of Scone. The abbey was built in 1115 near Moot Hill, an ancient mound where generations of Scottish kings were crowned at the Stone of Destiny. The abbey was destroyed in 1599 during the Reformation and only in 2007 have the remains been located. The famous Stone of Destiny was removed to London in 1296 but was returned to Scotland (Edinburgh Castle) in 1996.

Here is a brief chronology:

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An image of the famous Dupplin Cross can be found in the catswhiskerstours photo gallery.

The cross dates to about AD 820 and up until the 1990s is sat on a hill at nearby Forteviot. Thereafter it was sent to Edinburgh for a short period before being “repatriated” to Dunning. Condition is incredibly good considering it’s exposure to the elements for nearly 1200 years.

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