The History of Leith

November 15, 2004

St Triduana

Legend has it that this woman first settled in Angus. She attracted the attention of a Pictish Prince, Nectanavus which was abhorrent to her pious nature. When she demanded what it was he desired of her he sent a servant with the reply,’The most excellent beauty of thine eyes.’ Upon hearing this she plucked out her eyes and presented them to the, presumably, shocked servant. After this she retired to St Margaret’s in ‘Lestalryk’ where she lived until her death in 510. The local spring waters have since been renowned for their healing powers, particularly with regard to eye complaints.

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