Notes on the Culross Psalter in the Advocates' Library
Gate Posts, Gate Post, Churchyard
The psalter is the earliest example which the library possesses of an illuminated manuscript which is known to have been written in Scotland. The volume contains the Calendar in red and black; the Psalms, the Benedicte omnia opera, Benedictus, Magnificat, and Nunc Dimittis; various prayers; the Athanasian Creed, Litany of Saints, and Vigils of the Dead. It is written in the ordinary book-hand of the fifteenth century, and the decoration is the characteristic floriated work of the\r\nperiod.