St Combs

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Beach south of St Combs

St Combs is a small fishing village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland immediately southwest of Inverallochy near Fraserburgh[1] which has existed since at least the 17th century. It takes its name from a church to St Colm or Columba that used to exist in the area.

History[edit]

There is considerable evidence of local habitation by early man in and around St Combs. Somewhat to the southwest lies the Catto Long Barrow and a number of tumuli.[2]

St Combs railway station opened in 1903 and closed in 1965. It was the terminus of a short branch line from Fraserburgh.

St Combs also hosts an annual football tournament which is renowned in the amateur football world as being a breeding ground for fresh new talent. The highlight of this event so far has to be the personal appearance of Michael Van Wijk aka Gladiators Wolf as a guest trophy presenter.

Line notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gazetteer, 2008
  2. ^ C. M, Hogan, 2008

Sources[edit]

http://www.doollee.com/PlaywrightsD/duthie-james.html

http://www.score-group.com/index.php


Coordinates: 57°39′26″N 1°54′39″W / 57.6571°N 1.9107°W / 57.6571; -1.9107