Some Stray Inscriptions - (1) Runes on Standing Stone at Oykell Bridge; (2) on Bracket at Gleneagles; (3) on the Kindrochit Brooch; (4) the Atholl Motto; (5) Two Carved Stones of the Urquharts of Cromarty
Casket, Brooch, Wall
The Oykell Bridge stone is proved to be a 19th-century fake, A bracket inserted in the interior of the entrance wall of a chapel depicts the arms of Haldane of Gleneagles impaled with Erksine. It probably records a marriage of 1518. The Kindrochit engraved silver-gilt brooch is interpreted as a love-token with a French inscription. The Atholl Motto at Balvenie Castle is re-interpreted as "Furth fortune and fill the ferter" where ferter is a small box or casket. The 17th-century slab and its link to the life of Sir Thomas of Urquhart is considered. The second slightly earlier slab was probably commissioned by his father.