This page is dedicated to my interest in Pictish living history.
Pictish craftsman camp
orkney hood replica
simple pictish belt
dundurn shoe pictavia
pictish knife sheath
A replica of the knife sheath found at loch glashan crannog
dundurn hillfort leather shoe pictish
pictavia leather crannog
coracle paddling crannog
Crannog Bag Deerskin
Scottish Deerskin Crannog Bag
the dundurn shoe replica
pictish shoe and tattoo
traditional handpoke tattoos pictish celtic
Pictish nettles tunic
My interpretation of a Pictish tunic with nettle fabric
Dundurn shoes @ Dundurn
The Picts are thought to be the Indigenous population of Scotland descended from the Cruithne. Emerging in the third century AD from amalgamating tribes in the North and East of Scotland, the Picts fought and repelled the Romans, Britons, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and fought the Scots before they joined with them around the ninth century. We in Scotland are descended from that mix of Picts/Scots.
Pictish stones scattered throughout the North and East of Scotland are the greatest remains we have of what was once a fierce nation of our ancestors. Due to having so few archaeological finds, it is important to me to research what we do have, and if possible create historical replicas in order to understand our ancestors more and build up a stronger image of what they truly looked like, and how they lived.
From my own research, I have written several blogs here on my site to make Pictish history accessible, and have also produced my interpretation of the Pictish Dundurn shoe (there is a full write up in my blog section), a Pictish tunic, and the Dalriadan Loch Glashan Crannog bag. By using these replicas when I go on Pictish camps here in Scotland I aim to learn more about them and how they fit into everyday life.
To read more about Pictish history, you can read my blog posts:
Picts - When and where, A Timeline
You can also tune in to some of our chats on Pictish history on the Northern Fire Podcast, Nordic Mythology Podcast, and Irish Medieval History Youtube channel.