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Scone (pronounced Skoon) Palace is one of Scotland’s grand homes. This was the traditional crowning place of Scottish monarchs dating back to the 13th century. However, the current Palace only dates from the early 19th century.

Within 50 metres of the Palace lies the foundations of the lost Abbey of Scone which was built in 1115 near Moot Hill, an ancient mound where generations of Scottish kings were crowned at the Stone of Destiny. This Stone was said to have been placed beneath the throne at every coronation.

The Abbey was destroyed in 1599 during the Reformation.

Here is an image of Scone Palace


Here is an image of Moot Hill and its chapel

Scone is well positioned for a tour of Perthshire

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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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