Figure 40. Examples of 16th- and 17th-century decorated stone lintels at the Stag Inn, Falkland, Fife (left) and Provost Skene’s House, Aberdeen (right). Such carved stones could embody messages of welcome, ownership, gratitude and allegiance to God, as well as loyalty to the king (Insh 2014, 82). Crown Copyright: Historic Environment Scotland

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