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Beside the Moon Gate is an intriguing exhibition area devoted to Pictish stones and agricultural stone implements like quern stones. The Pictish stones are absolutely fascinating; two of the most interesting are the Percylieu Stone and the Wolf Stone. The Percylieu Stone is an 8th century carving showing a decorated arc symbol and part of a fish carving. This stone was found at Clatt in 1840, buried 6 feet below the ground. It was later used as a paving slab in a byre before it was rescued and donated to the Trust.
The Wolf Stone is a wonderfully carved stone with likenesses of a mirror-and-comb, rectangles, and, most fascinating of all, a wolf. What makes this so interesting is that wolves are rarely found in Pictish carvings. It seems likely that the stone dates to the period between the 5th and 7th centuries.
During World War II the eastern part of the Leith Hall garden was turned into a market garden to provide food for trhe war effort.
As of this writing the Hall is in the process of undergoing renovation, and as a result the Hall itself is closed to visitors, however the grounds and gardens remain open. When we visited this was on an 'honesty box' policy.
About Leith Hall
Address: Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB54 4NQ
Attraction Type: Historic House
Location: 7 m (11.3 km) S Huntly, on B9002 and off A97
Website: Leith Hall
Phone: 01464 831 216
National Trust for Scotland
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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