New Aberdour (Aberdeenshire)

Sheep grazing in a turnip field
Poppy Cross pictured at St Drostans, New Aberdour

Visiting a few old photos from a couple of years ago. Remember stopping at St Drostans church on the outskirts of New Aberdour and taking a look around. This is an interesting site and it’s located in a really beautiful spot looking out across the North Sea. As I remember, there were pirates graves in this graveyard with skull and bones engraved on their tomb stones. Some of the stones are very old and covered in lichen making it difficult to read the inscriptions, but it all adds to the old charm of this ancient site.

A little background history

“St Drostans has, in fact, got a very significant history in that it was established by St Drostan when he landed at Aberdour shore in the 6th century A.D. St. Drostan had parted from St. Columba with a view to bringing the gospel to the north east of Scotland. Aberdour is therefore, a fountainhead for Christianity in Scotland”. —Aberdour Church of Scotland St Drostans Cemetery

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