HIC IACET M(AGISTER) FERCHARD(VS)
(FRASER DECAN (VS)
INSVLAR(VM) QVI OBIT 14 DIE FRB(RVARII) ANNO DOMNI 1680
AET (ATIS 74)
Here lies Mr Farquhar Fraser ,Dean of the Isles who died on 14th February 1680 aged 74.
The stone is divided into two panels .
The top panel has a long illegible inscription which the RCAHMS in the 1970’s identified as the epitaph in four elegiac couplets composed by John Fraser who succeeded his father as minister of Tiree and Dean of the Isles. This form of rhyme was popular among the educated classes for gravestone epitaphs at this time
The bottom half has a symmetrical intertwined leaf design.