Gartnait of Kinneddar

Introduction

Stories about him appear in the readings of his feast (8 November) in Aberdeen Breviary. His name strongly suggests that he was Pictish in origin, though later legends have him (in common with many others) being a migrant to Scotland from Ireland. His ethnicity is given as both Pictish and Gaelic here, therefore.

Gender

Male

Associated places

Kinneddar, near Lossiemouth (NJ2269). A large quantity of Pictish and early Christian sculpture survives here, including portions of a tomb-shrine (Macquarrie, 2012, 365).

Territory or Ethnicity (broad)

Pictish

Gaelic

Related Saints

Belongs to the group Gartnait (ns)

Feast days

Day of Year

Nov 8

Calendar

Kalendarium Breviarii Aberdonensis

Source code

K. Brev. Ab.

Source title

Kalendarium Breviarii Aberdonensis

Editors

Forbes, A. P.

Secondary Title

Kalendar of Scottish Saints

Pages

111-124

Year

1872

Notes

Kal. Brev. Ab. Kalendarium Breviarii Aberdonensis, in Forbes 1872, 111-124