I’m on a quest to find and document the 126 Mercat Crosses that remain standing across my home country, Scotland.
Growing up, I didn’t pay too much attention to these strangely arranged stone monuments; and now, I want to seek them out one by one.
Feel free to follow me as I roam Scotland in a quest to find these mystical landmarks.
My background is in Fine Arts and not History, so bear with me as I learn words like ‘finial’! (Although I feel I should know that already…)
These underrated parts of Scotland’s history, often removed or destroyed (I’m still waiting to go see the one kept in a basement!), appear predominantly in tiny villages, so this website is primarily to act as a journal of sorts, a place I can keep a log of the crosses I’ve located, as well as any other relevant or interesting information.