Tarbat Discovery Centre has a depositary of physical and on-line resources for you to study, graveyard records, information on the Picts, local history and more.


Here we have a selection of items from our local archive. You can take a look at old documents and photographs.

Please click on the links to our resources...


The most cited and perhaps most powerful Pictish kingdom appears to have been the Kingdom of Fortriu. Fortriu was originally thought to be based in Perthshire in central Scotland…read more by clicking on the Archaeology link.


Tarbat Discovery Centre holds 6838 Memorial transcriptions from 8 cemeteries in the Easter Ross area - Tarbat (old), Balintore (new), Chapelhill (Nigg), Nigg (old), Fearn Abbey, Logie Easter, Marybank and Kilmuir Easter. All of these are located on our Graveyards Website and can be accessed for a small fee. Click on the links below for full details of each section.

The Pictish Trail

Follow the Pictish Trail to see the stones, then visit Tarbat Discovery Centre at Portmahomack to find out about the Picts.

The Northern Picts Project

Check out the latest from The Northern Picts project by Dr. Gordon Noble and Aberdeen University. This link takes you to an external website.

Local History

Take a look at the local history of the Tarbat Peninsula. Items about pirate graves, Pictish graffiti, local schools and much more. This link takes you to our ‘sister’ website.

Tarbat Discovery Centre, Portmahomack, Easter Ross-Shire

Place Names of the Tarbat Peninsula


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