The Achiltibuie Stone

The Achiltibuie Stone

Above, detail from the painting created for the Spirit of The Highlands award (Spirit:360) .

It tells the story of two children who discover a runestone in the wall between their two crofts.

Download the story as a pdf. I also made a script version.

Spirit:360 is supported by Highland Place Partnership, by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland’s Place Partnership Programme, and is administered by High Life Highland, as part of the Spirit of the Highlands project


A runestone was discovered in Inverkirkaig in 1987, but it turned out to be a memorial placed there in 1977.

Bucketful of Frogs

Bucket of Frogs

In 2008 my short story The Achiltibuie Stone was published in New Writing Scotland anthology Bucket of Frogs.

© David Hutchison 2020