Calendar of Scottish Saints – Saint Fumac


This was a saint specially venerated in Banffshire. He was the patron of Botriphnie or “Fumac Kirk” in that county. According to an old MS. of the eighteenth century, the wooden image of the saint was formerly preserved there, and the old woman who acted as its custodian used to wash it with all due solemnity in Saint Fumac’s Well on the 3rd of May annually. This image was in existence in 1847, but a flood of the Isla swept it away to Banff, where the parish minister in his Protestant zeal burnt it. Saint Fumac’s Fair was kept on this day at Botriphnie and also at Dinet, in Caithness, and Chapel of Dine, Watten, in the same county.

MLA Citation

  • Father Michael Barrett, OSB. “Saint Fumac”. The Calendar of Scottish Saints, 1919. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 May 2014. Web. 18 November 2019. <>