St Cyrus Newsletter
St Cyrus is a magical, inspiring settlement nestled on a windswept Kincardineshire clifftop on the East Coast of Scotland. Mid way between Aberdeen and Dundee and within easy reach of the Grampian mountains and Royal Deeside, it boasts an unspoiled beach, a National Nature Reserve and Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Spectacular views surround the village and unpolluted soaring skies provide wonderful sunsets and sunrises, inspiring photographers and scribes alike. Small wonder that writers, journalists and newspaper editors have often chosen to settle here. Even Robert Louis Stevenson enjoyed visits to his cousins in one of the local mansions.
A rich historic tapestry of farming, fishing and smuggling feeds our minds. It was to our Kaim of Mathers that Barclay of Urie fled after murdering and making soup of an unpopular sheriff a few years ago. Our Kirk, a prominent landmark seen from miles around, has a fascinating tradition of giving dowries to the oldest, youngest, tallest and shortest brides each year thanks to benevolent laird John Orr of Bridgeton and in the Nether Kirkyard near the beach the grave of love lorn poet George Beattie can be found nearby that of General Stratton, veteran of Waterloo.
At St Cyrus Newsletter volunteers compile and print our newsletters bi monthly, delivering them to over 700 households in the area. We also put the Newsletters on this website for ex pats to enjoy.
We love to print articles with a historical theme alongside the general (but more mundane) up to date details about what's on in and around our modern Community and it gives our team enormous pleasure to read and publish stories from current and past residents – the best result comes when we manage to reunite old friends through our efforts! We’d love to find a “junior reporter” or two to give us a young person's eye view of the village as well.
We strive to be informative, accurate and entertaining and welcome contributions relevant to the village. Articles should be no more than 300 words in length and please note that we do not accept political or religious opinions. We will happily promote charitable fund-raisers and other activities involving local clubs and organisations free of charge but for advertising features or commercial activities we would expect a donation.
We are very grateful to all those who advertise their businesses on our Newsletter back page or the Website. We charge £5 per issue for the Newsletter, while the cost for a mention on the website depends on the size of the ad and whether it contains graphics. We hope that readers will use these generous tradesmen and professionals when looking for local skills and services.
We welcome comments and suggestions for the St Cyrus Newsletter. It is YOUR Newsletter and we look forward to hearing from YOU.