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.
The Aberlemno Serpent Stone, Carved with the unique symbols of the Picts one of the 2 peoples that dominated Scotland in the Iron age. Images here include the snake, bent spear, roman mirror and the two disc's. Scotland
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 ".