Saints with connections to Scotland
Adamnan. Seventh century Irish monk who wrote a life of Columba.
His feast day is September 23.
Andrew. An apostle of Christ, crucified in Patras for his work
preaching the gospel. His relics were brought to
Scotland (St Andrews in the Kingdom of Fife) by St Regulus.
St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland. His feast day is
Baldred. Lived as a hermit on the Bass Rock in East Lorhian
in the late sixth and early seventh century. Founded a church
at Tyninghame and evangelised the
surrounding area. His feast day is February 6.
Barr. Irish missionary who established a monastic community
on the island of Barra in the early seventh century. His feast
day is September 27.
Blane. Miracle worker and missionary to the Picts who was born
on the Isle of Bute in the sixth century.
Founded the first church at Dunblane. His feast
day is August 11.
Boisil. An abbot of Melrose who lived in the seventh
century. The town of St Boswell’s is named after him.
His feast day is February 2 3rd.
Brendan. An Irish saint of the sixth century, who visited and
preached in the Western Isles. He embarked upon a legendary
voyage, which may have taken him as
far as America. He is known as Brendan the Navigator, or Brendan
the Voyager. His feast day is April 16.
Bride. (Bridget) Irish saint of the fifth century who was also
much revered in Scotland. Her feast day is February 1.
Columba. (Columcille) Lived 521—597. An Irish missionary
who founded the monastery of Derry before coming to Scotland.
From his base on the island of lona, he worked to spread Christianity
through the north
and west of Scotland. His feast day is June 9.
Comgall. Irish monk who founded the abbey of Bangor. He came
to Scotland where he worked with St Columba and lived on the
island of Tiree. He died in 603.
His feast day is October 7.
Comgan. An Irish prince of the eighth century who came to Scotland
to follow the monastic life. His feast day is May 12.
Cuthbert. Missionary, healer and teacher who was educated at
Melrose. Became bishop of Hexham then of
Lindisfarne. He died in 687. The town of Kirkcudbright is named
after him. His feast day is March 20.
Devenick. A missionary of the ninth century who founded churches
at Lower Banchory and Methlick. His feast day is November 13.
Donan. Irish missionary who lived in a monastic community on
the island of Eigg and was murdered by Vikings in 618. His feast
day is April 16.
Drostan. Founder of the original monastery of Deer in the sixth
century. He is the patron saint of Aberlour.
His feast day is December 11.
Duthac. A bishop of Ross who died in 1065. He is the patron
saint of Easter Ross. His feast day is March 8.
Ebba the Elder. (Lived c. 615-683) A Northumbrian Princess who
converted to Christianity after coming to Scotland. She became
a nun and founded the abbey of
Coldingham. Her feast day is August 25.
Ebba the Younger. An abbess of Coldingham who died when Vikings
burned the convent in 870. Her feast day is August 23.
Enoch. (or St Thenew) The daughter of a king of Lothian in the
sixth century. She gave birth to St Kentigern (or St Mungo)
on the island of Culross. Her feast day is July 18th.
Erchard. Also known as M’erchaid. Lived and preached inDeeside
and founded a church at Kircardine o’Neill. His feast
day is August 24.
Fechan or Vigea. An Irish saint of the mid-seventh century.
Asscciated with Ecclefechan and Arbroath.
Fergus. A missionary who preached in the north of Scotland,
particularly in Caithness. The town of St Fergus near Peterheaci
is named after him.
Fillan of Loch Earn. A saint of the fifth century St Fillans
on Loch Earn is named after him.
Fillan of Strathfillan. The son of an Irish prince of the 8th
century who established a monastery at Strathfillan. He cured
the sick, using healing stones. His feast day is January 9.
Gilbert. A thirteenth-century bishop of Caithness and a staunch
defender of Scotland’s independence. He
died in 1245. His feast day is April 1.
Giles. A Greek missionary who lived around the seventh century.
He travelled to France to preach and spent much of his time
administering to the poor. He is
the patron saint of beggars and the patron saint of
Edinburgh and Elgin. His feast day is September 1.
Inan. A ninth century monk who lived as a hermit near Irvine
in Ayrshirc. His feast day is August 18.
John. An apostle of Christ. He is the patron saint of Perth.
His feast day is December 27.
John Ogilvie. A priest from Keith who was tortured and killed
in 1615 for ministering to persecuted Catholics in Scotland.
His feast day is March 8.
Kentigern. Also known as St Mungo. A missionary, taught by St
Serf, who founded the city of Glasgow. He is the patron saint
of Glasgow. His feast day is July 1.
Kessog. Missionary saint of the sixth century. He is the patron
saint of Lennox. His feast day is March 8.
Leonard. A monk who lived in Germany in the sixth century He
was venerated at St Andrews. His feast day is November 6.
Machar. (originally called Mochreiha) A missionary of the sixth
century who was sent by Columba to preach on Deeside. He is
the patron saint of Aberdeen. His feast day is November 12.
Magnus Erlandsson. A ruler of Orkney who was murdered in 1118
by his Cousin. St Magnus Cathedral was built in his honour.
Maol Rubha. An Irish missionary of the seventh century who founded
a church at Applecross. His feast day is August 27.
Margaret of Scotland. (Lived 1046—1093) The wife of Malcolm
(‘Canmore’) III. She was a profoundly religious
woman, who brought Benedictine monks to Scotland. Her feast
day is November 16.
Mary. The virgin mother of Jesus Christ. She is the patron saint
of Dundee. Her feast day is July 22.
Mirren (Mirin) An Irish abbot who came to Scotland and founded
the first church of Paisley. The island of
Inchmurrin in Loch Lomond is named after him. He is the Patron
Saint of Paisley. His feast day is September 15.
Molaise. Irish saint who came to Scotland and lived in a cave
on the Holy island, off the coast of Arran.
His feast day is September 12.
Moluag. A contemporary of Columba who brought
Christianity to the Island of Lismore and parts of
the north east of Scotland. His feast day is June 25.
Monan. A seventeenth—century missionary monk who preached
in Fife. He was murdered by Vikings. The
town of St Monans is named after him. His feast day
is March 1.
Nathalan. A seventhth—century bishop of Aberdeen who established
a number of churches in the area, for example at Old Meldrum
and Tullich. He died in 678. His
feast day is January 8.
Nicholas. Greek saint of the fourth century, nowadays identified
with Santa Claus. He is the patron saint of Aberdeen. His feast
day is December 6.
Ninian. Lived in the beginning of the fifth century. Born in
Rome, and travelled to Scotland to bring the
message of the gospel. Established the first Christian church
in Scotland in Whithorn, Galloway. His feast day is August 26.
Patrick. A fifth—century missionary to Ireland whose relationship
with Scotland is uncertain. He may
have been born in Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton, His feast day
is March 7.
Regulus. Also known as St Rule. Greek monks who brought the
relics of Sr Andrew to Scotland in the middle of the 4th century.
Serf. Leader of the monastic community at Culross in the sixth
century, who taught St Kentigern and gave
him the name Mungo. He is the patron saint of Shetland. His
feast day is July 1.
Ternan. A contemporary of St Serf who lived in the
monastery at Culross and may have taught St Kentigern. He died
m 5S3. His feast day is June 1.
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