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Famous visitors to Aberdour


Below is a list of famous people who have visited Aberdour. There are sure to be more!

If you know of others or can fill in any of the gaps, please let us know.

 

Name

When

Details

Marianne Faithful

   

Mick Jagger

   

The Queen

   

One of Prince Andrew’s daughters (Beatrice or Eugenie)

   

Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

2015

 

Neil Oliver

   

David Hayman

2015

 

Gordon and Sarah Brown

2013

To open the Sensory Garden

King George V

WW1

HMS Tarlair

Lloyd George

WW1

HMS Tarlair

Sir Earnest Rutherford

WW1

HMS Tarlair

Admiral Beatty

WW1

HMS Tarlair

Professor Bragg

WW1

HMS Tarlair. Went on to receive the Nobel Prize for Physics.

Sir Hamilton Harty

WW1

HMS Tarlair. Conductor of the Hallé orchestra.

Agnes Nicholl

WW1

HMS Tarlair. Wife of Hamilton Harty and a famous soprano singer.

Paderewski

WW1

HMS Tarlair. World famous pianist, who gave an outdoor concert in the village and, later, become Minister of Foreign Affairs in Poland, signing the Treaty of Versailles on its behalf.

Thomas Carlyle

1800s

Writer, historian, philosopher. Holidayed at Humbie farm.

King Edward I of England

1304

Was in Aberdour when news was brought to him of the defeat and capture of William Wallace.

Billy Connolly

1960s?

Sang in the Drift Inn when a member of the Humblebums.

Gerry Rafferty

1960s?

Sang in the Drift Inn when a member of the Humblebums.

Roy Walker

 

Northern Ireland comedian and presenter of television’s ‘Catchphrase’. Had lunch in Aberdour with Roy and Kathleen Marrian and John and Mary Sutcliffe.

The Shadettes

 

Later went on to be Nazareth. Used to play for dances in the Institute on a Wednesday night.

Aly Bain

Pre village Festival

When he was very young and just starting touring, Aly Bain played concerts in the school hall.

‘Aneka’ – Mary Sandeman

Pre village Festival

Played in the school hall. Her hit song was ‘Japanese Boy’.

Russell Hunter

Pre village Festival

‘Lonely’ on tv. He performed ‘Cocky’ about Edinburgh’s Cockburn.

John Laurie

Pre village Festival

Pte James Frazer in ‘Dad’s Army’.

Jim McLeod and his Band

Pre village Festival

Played in the school hall.

Jeannie Carson

 

Of ‘Hey Jeannie’ – came to stay in the Woodside Hotel.

Jackie Dennis

 

Pop star – came to Shore Road park.

 

  
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