By the fourth century AD, the predominant race in northern Scotland were the Picts, the name was coined by the Romans who referred to them as 'Picti' meaning 'painted ones', which referred to the Pictish custom of either tattooing their bodies or covering themselves with warpaint.
Pictish stones with 35 symbols, Replica of the Class II Hilton of Cadboll Stone at the original location; (original are in the Museum of Scotland). New study concludes engravings represent the long lost language of the Picts, a confederation of Celtic tribes (eastern and northern Scotland). The stones may have served as personal memorials, with symbols for clans, lineages or kindred; markers of tribal & lineage territory; burials. The Eassie Stone depicts ancient ceremonies and rituals.
Jarlshof - The Most Amazing Historical Site I've Ever Seen
Jarlshof is the best known prehistoric archeological site in Shetland, Scotland. It lies near the southern tip of the Shetland Mainland and has been described as " one of the most remarkable archeological sites ever excavated in the British Isles ".