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On what building was this stone found?

This stone was once fixed to the gable of a Haddington building (not its original site). Which building was it and what does the scene represent?

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Our answer to this question is as follows:

This carved stone was mounted on the gable end of the former Courier building at the foot of Newton Port.  It shows a biblical scene: ‘The Flagellation of Christ’.  It may have come from one of Haddington’s missing chapels.  Two Christian burials, undated, were found in the carpark in recent years suggesting there may be a religious site nearby.

The planned construction of a block of flats adjacent to the carpark will be preceded by an archaeological survey.   Watch this space!

The stone is now in the National Museum of Scotland.