Burghead, Moray


Burghead, Moray

This village is still a busy port on the Moray Firth, in Scotland.

It was created in the early 19th century.


But Burghead has a unique relic of ancient times.

The remarkable rock-cut structure is thought to be an early Christian baptistery.

It was possibly constructed by followers of Saint Columba in the 6th century.

Under a hill-slope, just off the Burghead headland, this well was discovered in 1809.

Stairs hewn from the solid rock lead down to a chamber 11 feet high, with a well cut into the floor.

It is very unusual and definitely worth seeing.


There is Viking, Pict, and Roman history around the village.


Burghead is probably best known for its annual ceremony of the “Burning of the Clavie


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