St Magnus Haven, Aberdour

Grid reference

NJ 845 657 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

384500 865700







Nearby places

Mains of Auchmedden, Aberdour (0.72 miles)

Auchmedden, settlement, Aberdour (1.1 miles)

Drostan Leack, Aberdour ABR (1.12 miles)

Drostan Den, Aberdour (1.39 miles)

Aberdour, parish, ABR Aberdeen (2.55 miles)

Object Classification


Is linear feature?



The bay is described in 1724: 'Auchmedden has a pretty convenient little harbour here fortified with two Peers. It is sometimes called St. Magnus Haven and the story goes that St. Magnus landed here from Orkney upon the very day on which the battle of Flodden was fought, and left a Blessing upon the Harbour, that no ship or boat belonging to it should perish by shipwrack, and what makes it a little more noticeable is that in the memory of man, no accident of that kind has happen'd there altho there has been frequently losses by sea both of boats and men on the neighbouring coast' (Geog. Coll. i, 49).

Relationships with other parishes

Within Aberdour, parish, ABR Aberdeen