This migration piece reminds me of Ogham, which is an ancient celtic writing. It is essentially a basic form of communication and record keeping which comes from Scotland whilst it was under Pictish rule.

Seeing this from the US helps me feel connected to my homeland, as my family name is Shepherd, which is a small clan from the Scottish Highlands. Disconnection and not belonging is a thing that many immigrants feel and this could be further researched in the coming modules.

Ritchie, The stone at Aboyne Castle, 1902.

There is a great deal of research on the Picts, or ‘painted people.’ This You tube video is a light way to get some basic information on where they may have come from, and how they lived.

‘BabelStone Blog : The Ogham Stones of Scotland’. 2020. [online]. Available at: https://www.babelstone.co.uk/Blog/2013/06/ogham-stones-of-scotland.html [accessed 14 Nov 2020].

‘Who Were the Picts – and Where Did They Come From? – YouTube’. 2020. [online]. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeOcBRsiiG8 [accessed 14 Nov 2020].

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