The Scapa Flow Landscape Partnership Scheme

Cross Slab found on Flotta

In the churchyard on the island of Flotta, there were formerly the remains of an old chapel. When it was being demolished a rectangular slab of grey sandstone was found, which bore a highly ornamented Celtic cross carved on one side. Two vertical grooves on the back of the stone suggested that this might have formed one side of a sarcophagus. The stone measures just over 5 feet by 5 inches long and just over 2 feet 8 inches in width. It is now in the National Museum of Scotland. The local war memorial now stands on the site.

  The cross slab with its wonderful carved Celtic cross (c)RCAHMS