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Saint Baldred

(St Baldred, St. Balthere)

? - c.608

East Lothian Coastline (St. Baldred's Boat)
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

East Lothian Coastline (St. Baldred's Boat)

Evangelist and hermit. Sent by St. Mungo (518 - 613) in the 6th C. to spread Christianity to the Lothians, Baldred founded a Monastery at Tyninghame. Choosing a life of seclusion, he lived in a cell on the Bass Rock (off North Berwick) and probably died there. His name is remembered in St. Baldred's Boat (the point immediately south of the Bass Rock, opposite Tantallon Castle) and St. Baldred's Cradle (which lies at the north west end of the John Muir Country Park, west of Dunbar).

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