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.
One of Prince Andrew’s daughters (Beatrice or Eugenie)
Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
Gordon and Sarah Brown
To open the Sensory Garden
King George V
Sir Earnest Rutherford
HMS Tarlair. Went on to receive the Nobel Prize for Physics.
Sir Hamilton Harty
HMS Tarlair. Conductor of the Hallé orchestra.
HMS Tarlair. Wife of Hamilton Harty and a famous soprano singer.
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.
Writer, historian, philosopher. Holidayed at Humbie farm.
King Edward I of England
Was in Aberdour when news was brought to him of the defeat and capture of William Wallace.
Sang in the Drift Inn when a member of the Humblebums.
Northern Ireland comedian and presenter of television’s ‘Catchphrase’. Had lunch in Aberdour with Roy and Kathleen Marrian and John and Mary Sutcliffe.
Later went on to be Nazareth. Used to play for dances in the Institute on a Wednesday night.
Pre village Festival
When he was very young and just starting touring, Aly Bain played concerts in the school hall.
‘Aneka’ – Mary Sandeman
Played in the school hall. Her hit song was ‘Japanese Boy’.
‘Lonely’ on tv. He performed ‘Cocky’ about Edinburgh’s Cockburn.
Pte James Frazer in ‘Dad’s Army’.
Jim McLeod and his Band
Played in the school hall.
Of ‘Hey Jeannie’ – came to stay in the Woodside Hotel.
Pop star – came to Shore Road park.