HISTORY & HERITAGE

The Seaboard Villages are full of history and heritage.

For information on the history of the Seaboard Villages please visit www.seaboardhistory.com.

“Imagine the pleasure and delight of discovering your wonderful website, with its village lore and its comprehensive photo gallery. As someone with roots in the Seaboard community and a keen interest in family history, but located far away, this resource is invaluable. It amazes me how you have been able to assemble so much.

I want to send my heartiest thanks and congratulations to you and your team and express on behalf of all ex-pats the hope you will continue to build upon what is already something marvellous and unique.”

Walter J. Balfour, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

 

THE SCULPTURE TRAIL

The Seaboard Villages boasts 5 public works inspired by themes that reflect the history and characteristics of the area: Folklore, Fortitude, Fishing, the Four corners of the earth and Faith. These were installed in 2007 . Please click here  to download the Seaboard Sculpture Trail flyer.

 

THE SHANDWICK STONE

The Shandwick Stone stands above the village.  Locals concerned about the erosion of the stone formed the Shandwick Trust and it is now protected from the elements in a glass box.  There is a local custom that unbaptised babies who had died during birth were buried near to the stone.

 

HILTON OF CADBOLL STONE REPLICA

This replica of the Hilton of Cadboll Stone was carved by sculptor Barry Grove and is sited at the St Mary’s chapel site at the north end of Hilton. The original Hilton of Cadboll Stone is one of the most magnificent of all Pictish cross-slabs and can be dated about 800AD.

This is the lower part of the original Hilton of Cadboll Stone and is now displayed in the Seaboard Centre Cafe. The original top part of the Hilton of Cadboll Stone is now in the National Museum in Edinburgh. Information on all the stones can be found in the book ‘The Stones of the Pictish Peninsulas’ available from the Seaboard Centre. Further information can also be found at the Tarbat Discovery Centre Website.

 

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