The Picts used the promontory of Cleaved Head as a safe refuge.
On the promontory they built a wooden fort with ditches at the landward end.
Below the fort to the east the Picts used the beach as a natural harbour.
The Picts were known as great fishermen.
Many carved symbol stones from the Pict age show a ‘Pictish Beast’ which is thought to be a dolphin.