Alston ploughed up the stone 1978 at his farm Barflat, Rhynie. The Gabbro
stone measures 1.78m long and dates between 700 and 800AD. It has an
incised figure of a man walking, an axe upon his shoulder and wearing some
sort of sleeved garment just above the knee and tied around the waist by
cord. His shoes are pointed and he wares some sort of head dress. There
are few Pictish carved figures in Scotland and this is the earliest figure
carving to date in Grampian. It now stands in the foyer of Regional
Council Offices, Aberdeen.