Monikie Rock Art


David McGovern is a professional stone-carver working mainly in his local sandstone, but also in limestone and bronze. He is based in his native Angus in the North-East of Scotland.

David's work can be found in private collections, outdoor installations and museums.

Smaller pieces of work are offered for sale on this website and also at the many events David attends throughout Scotland from April to October.

David is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, a member of the Scottish Artists Union and a Vice President of The Pictish Arts Society.


tel. 01382 370592           email.

forteviot david portrait by Nicola

I've always been a bit obsessed with Pictish Art.

Here in Angus we are surrounded by fine examples of Pictish carvings, with the incomparable collections at St Vigeans, Meigle and Aberlemno just a short distance away.


I started carving in stone around 2005. At first I tried to recreate the wonderful, graceful lines of the Pictish incised carvings then gradually moved onto more complex relief carvings.  


In 2015 I decided to make stone-carving my full-time career.


I now carve and teach at my workshop in Angus.


The workshop is open by appointment.

My Story

I offer a complete stone carving service- from 9 foot Pictish cross-slabs through stone house -signs to stone benches, sundials and commemorative plaques.


Workshop visits are welcome by appointment and I attend several craft events all over Scotland.




David at the banker cropped