A very frivolous winged soul at the top with lovely hair and wings as well as luxuriant garlands with hanging underneath a green man.
On top of the tablestone, there was once a lot of engraved text most of which is now no longer readable. But according to Monuments and Monumental Inscriptions in Scotland, written by the Rev. Charles Rogers in 1871 what it says is as follows:
Here lys Walter Welsh of Lochquareat, who died the 29th of June, 1705, and Helen Parkinson his spouse, who died the 19th March, 1696, and Josias Welsh their son, who died the 16th October 1695, and Alexander Welsh their son, who died the 11th July 1717.
The reverend Rogers also mentions that this family has a connection with John Knox the Scottish Reformer whose youngest daughter apparently married a John Welsh. I can't help but think that John Knox wouldn't have been very pleased by the very ostentious display on this gravestone which also shows distinctly pagan influences. But perhaps he would agree with the message given by this very severe looking skull on top of the table stone.
A detail from one of the pillars on which a sower can be clearly identified, there is also a reaper but the other 2 figures are a bit more mysterious, one holding both hands in front of his face and the other seeming to eat a round object (apple perhaps?).
And finally another view of a part of this very large ancient graveyard, bathed in sunshine. There is still much more to discover here so there's no doubt I will be back and hopefully a bit less stressed about having to take a fantastic photograph. I'm very far from sure that I managed that today but if you're interested check out my blip today where the tablegrave is shown in black and white rather than colour as shown at the top of this blip