Thread: The Picts
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Old 9th March 2006, 07:29
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They didn't vanish, they merely intermingled with the Scots and others, and stronger traditions than their own prevailed. Their influence is seen on carved stones right up to the 8th and 9th centuries, if not a little later. By the time the Norman influence started to appear in Scotland, there was no such 'race' as the Picts - they had become Scots along with the immigrants who had arrived during that period. Thier main areas of influence can be traced through the prevalence of "pit" placenames - have a wee google for this, it's quite surprising how many there are. Fife, Angus and the NE are the main areas in which this name appears, from Pit an Uamh (Pittenweem) in Fife to Pittodrie by Aberdeen.
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