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Conon Old Burial Ground
This small burial ground is usually in shade as it is surrounded by tall trees, within the policies of Conan House (Gairloch & Conan Estates). It sits close to the south bank of the River Conon, opposite Dunglass Island.
Access is on foot only, either from the village of Conon Bridge (about 1.5 miles), or from a single parking place on the A862 at grid ref. NH 530540.
In recent years, an exciting discover was made, when, during a survey by the North of Scotland Archaeological Society, part of a heavily decorated Pictish stone was uncovered from under the turf. It had been reused with an inscription in late 18thC. Following conservation work, the stone is now on display in the window of Dingwall Museum. [see www.nosas.co.uk for more information about the discovery and the stone].
Picture Added on 08 October 2010.