by Richard Welander, David J Breeze & Thomas Owen Clancy
The return of the Stone of Destiny to Scotland on St Andrew’s Day 1996, after an absence of 700 years, was an event that rekindled interest in the origins and eventful life of this unparalleled piece of Scottish history. In response to that interest, a conference to look at all aspects of the ‘sub-rectangular block of sandstone’ was organised by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and Historic Scotland. This book grew out of that gathering and its distinguished authors range far and wide in looking at the Stone as both object and symbol.
The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland gratefully acknowledges funding towards the publication of this volume from Historic Scotland.