Tarbat Old Parish Church
Tarbat Old Parish Church or the Church of St Colman at Portmahomack, Easter Ross, with the Dornoch Firth in the background. Beneath the present building fragments of walls of earlier buildings, going back over 1000 years, have been unearthed. A grave marker recovered from the foundation of St Colman’s Church in 1998 is similar to early grave markers at St Columba’s monastery in Iona. The marker, illustrated along with its reverse side, was recovered from the foundations of the church in 1998 and is now housed in the church along with many other fascinating and beautiful finds from the dig. These give a unique insight into life in the Pictish era.