|Dalrada, The Stone of Destiny, has been revered for centuries as a holy relic, fought over by nations and used successively by British monarchs as an important part of their enthronement ceremonies. It represents perseverance, valor, dedication and vision, the same values that our company Dalrada Financial holds true.
According to legend, The Stone of Destiny came from the Holy Land, where Jacob supposedly used it as a pillow in Biblical times. Transported through Egypt, Sicily and Spain, it was taken to Ireland, where Saint Patrick himself blessed this rock for use in crowning the kings of the emerald isle. Used in the coronation ceremonies of the Kingdom of Dalriada, the stone became the traditional coronation stone of Scottish Kings and Queens until it was stolen by English King Edward I.
In 1996, the Stone of Destiny was returned to Scotland and was installed in Edinburgh Castle. It is arguably the greatest symbol and touchstone of Scottish nationhood and as such, has been a very potent icon for more than a thousand years.