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Meigle is a small village located in the eastern part of Scotland.

According to tradition, Queen Guenevere is buried here.

Meigle | 0 to 800 AD

Roman Influence | 1st – 5th centuries AD
During the Roman period, the region of modern-day Scotland, including areas near Meigle, was inhabited by various Celtic tribes. Romans conducted military campaigns in Scotland, known as Caledonia, during the first and second centuries AD. However, the Romans did not establish a long-lasting presence in this part of Scotland.

Early Medieval Scotland | 5th – 8th centuries AD
By the early medieval period, different groups and kingdoms emerged in Scotland, including the Picts, who were one of the dominant Celtic peoples in the region.

Meigle is notable for its collection of Pictish stones, some of which date back to this early medieval period. The Pictish stones found in Meigle and the surrounding areas are adorned with various Pictish symbols, including animals, mythical creatures, and geometric patterns. These stones are believed to have had religious and cultural significance, although their exact meanings and purposes are still the subject of scholarly debate.

During the early medieval period, Christianity gradually spread across Scotland, including regions near Meigle. The introduction of Christianity had a profound impact on the culture and society of the Picts.

Viking Incursions | Late 8th century AD
Toward the end of the eighth century and into the ninth century, Viking raids and invasions began to affect Scotland, including areas near Meigle. Viking incursions marked a turbulent period in Scottish history and led to significant changes in the region’s political and social landscape.