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St Abb

Title: 
Saint
Other names: 
Her name is sometimes spelled as Aebbe
Dates: 
c 615 - 683

Abb was an Anglo-Saxon princess, the daughter of King Aethelfrith of Bernicia and his wife Acha of Deira. She founded a monastry and nunnery. After her death various miracles were ascribed to her and she was canonised. Her feast day is 25 August.

St Bridget

Title: 
Saint
Dates: 
c451-c525

St Medan

Title: 
Saint
Other names: 
Maiden, Medana

Very little is known of this saint, reputed to have travelled to Scotland from Ireland with a group of nuns.

Sources
Saints in Scottish Place names

Bega

Title: 
Saint
Dates: 
C7th or C8th

Bega moved from County Down to join a religious community in Cumbria. The area in which she lived, St Bees, takes its name from her. She was one of the group led by St Aidan, and is believed to have deputised for Hilda of Whitby. Various place names in southern Scotland suggest that she travelled in this area.

Sources
The Saints of Scotland by Edwin S. Towill
pages 20-23

Mary MacKillop

Title: 
Saint
Other names: 
St Mary of the Cross MacKillop
Dates: 
15 January 1842 – 8 August 1909

Born in Australia, of Scottish parents, Mary MacKillop was the eldest of a large family.

She co-founded the religious order of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. The order set up schools for the rural poor of Australia.

She was canonised in 2010.

St Triduana

Other names: 
Also known as Trodwell and Trodline.
Dates: 
approx 7th or 8th century.

Legend tells that King Nechtan fell in love with Triduana, but she was determined to remain a virgin. To repell Nechtan she removed her own eyes. She is believed to have been buried at Restalrig. Various miraculous cures of blindness have been attributed to her.

Sources
Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women
Entry by James Fraser. Page 357.
Saints in Scottish Place Names

St Enoch

Title: 
Saint
Other names: 
Thenew, Teneu, Denw, Thanea, Thaney, Theneva
Dates: 
5th century.

The mother of St Kentigern (aka St Mungo), patron saint of Glasgow.

Sources
Ewan, Innes, Reynolds, Pipes (eds) The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women, EUP, 2006
St Enoch's entry, under her alternative name Taneu, is on page 351.

St Margaret

Title: 
Queen of Scotland
Other names: 
Queen Margaret of Scotland, Margaret of Wessex
Dates: 
born c. 1046, died 16 November 1093

Margaret was the daughter of Agatha of West Friesland, and Edward, son of the English king, Edmund β€˜Ironside’. Margaret married King Malcolm III of Scotland in 1070/1 and the couple had at least six sons and two daughters. Three of their sons became kings of Scots, and one of their daughters, Matilda, married the English King Henry I.

Sources
The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women
Entry on St Margaret by Barbara Crawford
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