My dad explained that a battle had happened around 700AD in Dunnichen. It wasn't recorded very many places but from what records they do have it tells us that this battle was one of great importance - Scotland would have been lost if they hadn't succeeded.
|"[T]he very next year [685AD], that same king [Egfrid], rashly leading his army to ravage the province of the Picts, much against the advice of his friends, and particularly of Cuthbert, of blessed memory, who had been lately ordained his op, the enemy made show as if they fled, and the king was drawn into the straits of inaccessible mountains, and slain with the greatest part of his forces, on the 20th of May, in the fortieth year of his age, and the fifteenth of his reign."|
|— Bede's account of battle from his Ecclesiastical History of England.|
We went inside the church and my dad made himself at home at the pulpit. They have these amazing quilted, patchwork wall hangings. The colours and textures were brilliant.
Here's the Pictish standing stone and war memorial. The little video below is of my dad explaining things to you. He's neutralised his accent so you can understand him.
Pictish stones from Laura A on Vimeo.