The future of an 800-year-old tombstone unearthed in the Howff in Dundee will soon be decided by conservationists.
The “fascinating” headstone, which is believed to date from the 12th Century, was discovered by accident in April last year during a digital mapping exercise.
Those involved in its conservation have been locked in discussions over its future but a plan has now been put in place which will see it put on full public display inside the cemetery.
The tombstone will probably be housed in a glass case for viewing inside a gated mausoleum next to the Barrack Street entrance.
The plan, still to be approved by Dundee City Council and Historic Environment Scotland, will see specialist lighting, as well as information boards, installed inside.
Simon Goulding, chairman of the Dundee Howff Conservation Group, believes the stone will become an international visitor attraction in its own right.
He said: “It will be very positive for the city to have this stone preserved and put on public display, not only for local people but also for those from further afield.”
As well as having the stone assessed by experts, the total cost of putting it on display is expected to reach more than £50,000.