Viaduct and Blue Bridge at Cullen

What’s in a name?

You may have noticed that my yarns have names that you may find unusual.  I am proud to have grown up in Cullen and the Moray Firth is a wee gem of an area, you must visit if you can.  When faced with the daunting prospect of selecting names for the semi solid colours I have drawn on the street names of town that I grew up in and the surrounding area, looking at maps for inspiration and learning a bit more about the local history.  

Robert the Bruce has connections to the town, his wife, Elizabeth de Burgh died in Cullen in 1327 and the townsfolk ensured her body was sent to Dunfermline Abbey for burial, with the organs being interred in Cullen Old Kirk, resulting in an annual payment to the Old Kirk.

Looking at the list of occupations from 1842 along with fishermen, crofters, and servants I was surprised to see 27 shoemakers, 28 seamstresses and 17 tailors.  They must have been very well dressed in olden times!

So feast your eyes on the following named after local lords and ladies:

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