11th Century Celtic Psalter goes on display

A book which has been only available to research students and is believed to be the oldest book in Scotland is to go on display for three months at Edinburgh University Library – starting on Friday 11th Dec and lasting till the 14th March 2010.

Dating from around Thorfinn’s time, the book contains psalms with vivid illustrations of Celtic and Pictish symbols and is being likened to the Irish Book of Kells. It may indeed have been produced on Iona where the monks were also involved in the Irish masterpiece.

More information on the BBC site.

Hope any Dunnett readers in Scotland can get along there – just a pity the display isn’t on for another month when the attendees at the DDRA AGM might have been able to fit in a visit.

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