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Invergordon is located on the Cromarty Firth north-shore and boasts stunning views towards the western Beins and Black Isle.

The shoreline road (B817) to Invergordon forms part of the historic Pictish Trail and the Ross and Cromarty Naval Trail both of which are a welcoming and less travelled detour off the A9 trunk road and Moray Firth Tourist Route.

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The Thief's Stone

This is a Bronze Age standing stone just off the Invergordon to Alness road. It has three Pictish symbols carved on it, probably added in the 6th or 7th centuries AD. The symbols are now badly worn and difficult to decipher, but all are recognisable as examples of designs found on other Pictish stones. They are a step, carved on the east side, and pincers and an arc on the south side. The arc is probably the remains of the relatively common crescent symbol. The significance of these symbols is unknown.

Two more Bronze Age standing stones carved with Pictish symbols can be seen locally at Tain and Edderton. The Tain stone is a large slab found at Ardjachie on the Dornoch Firth in the 1960s and now standing outside Tain Museum. This stone is unusual because it has both cupmarks and what appear to be early Pictish symbols. At Edderton the Clach Biorach or pointed stone, which is carved with a leaping salmon and double disc and Z rod, stands in its original location on the outskirts of the village.