Highlands & Islands

Pictish Croy hoard to return to Highlands

Pictish jewellery uncovered at two sites in the Highlands and held in the National Museums Scotland collections are to go on show in Inverness.

A solid silver chain made of 16 links and weighing 2.88kg (6.3lb) was found in 1808 at Torvean, Inverness, during the building of the Caledonian Canal.

The Croy Hoard was dug up at Croy in 1875 by a girl planting potatoes.

The pieces include a silver brooch and a plaited silver ribbon. The items will be displayed until the end of October.

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery will display the jewellery from Wednesday.

Provost of Inverness, Jimmy Gray, said they were the "biggest and possibly the most important pieces of jewellery ever found in Scotland".

"We are very pleased to see it on display here in Inverness for the summer," he added.

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