The Pictish Arts Society



The Pictish Arts Society was founded in 1988.



It is the purpose of the PAS to raise public awareness of the Pictish stones, history and culture and to encourage various arts inspired by Pictish design.



Membership is open to one and all from across the globe for anyone who has an interest in the Pictish stones and arts.




All photos by Bob Henery, Strathclyde University or David McGovern

Pictish Fife


PAS Annual Conference 2017






Pictish Fife

PAS Annual Conference, Saturday 7th - Sunday 8th October 2017

SRUC Elmwood Campus (formerly Elmwood College)

Carslogie Rd, Cupar, Fife KY15 4JB


Saturday 7th October

Conference & AGM

09.00 – 09.30     Registration

09.30 – 09.35    Welcome

09.35 - 10.20     Fraser Hunter - Rome and the Southern Picts - New insights from new finds

10.20 – 10.45     Joanna Hambly - Pictish Symbols in Fife Caves

10.45 – 11.10     Tea/coffee

11.10 – 11.55     Peter Yeoman - St Andrews before St Andrews - A Thousand Years of Sanctity on the May Island

11.55 – 12.40     Meg Hyland - Cross Slabs, Cists and Cill-Names: The Early Medieval Church in the East Neuk of Fife

12.40 – 13.30     Lunch

13.30 – 14.15     Simon Taylor - The Picts and their place-names: Fife and beyond

14.15 – 15.00     Edwina Proudfoot - What do Pictish Stones tell us about the Picts?  A look at the Picts in Fife

15.00 – 15.25     Tea/coffee

15.25 – 15.50      Sally Foster - Expiscation! George Buist and the early duplication of Pictish monuments and artefacts in Fife

15.50 – 16.35     Oliver O'Grady & Joe FitzPatrick - New findings from East Lomond Hillfort

16.35 – 16.45     Closing Remarks

17.00 – 17.30     AGM

Sunday 8th October

PAS Conference Field Trip to the East Neuk

Coach departs from Fluthers Car Park, East Burnside, Cupar at 9.30 sharp and aims to return there by c17.00.  The tour will include:

The symbol-bearing cross slab in Upper Largo.

A collection of fragments built into Abercrombie Church in the grounds of Balcaskie House.

The Skeith Stone on the outskirts of Kilrenny.

The Sauchope and Crail cross slabs.

The large assemblage of sculpture in St Andrews Cathedral Museum.

The Kilduncan cross slab in St Andrews Museum.


Participation in the field trip is by coach only and spaces are limited so pre-booking is essential.  Delegates are advised to bring appropriate footwear, waterproofs and a packed lunch although there may be an opportunity to get something to eat in Crail.