Longformacus

Longformacus is the largest of the villages in the Lammermuir CC area. It is around 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north-west of Duns. The Dye Water runs through the village, flowing east towards its confluence with the Whiteadder Water nearby. The Southern Upland Way, a Long Distance Route which crosses southern Scotland, passes through the village, and the Sir Walter Scott Way from Moffat to Cockburnspath passes through Longformacus.

Longformacus may derive its name from the Gaelic ‘Longphort Mhacais’, meaning ‘Macas’s camp’. Derivation from ‘Lann Fothir Maccus’, meaning ‘church on the land of Maccus’ has also been suggested. The church of Longformacus was dedicated by Bishop David de Bernham, 11th March 1243. In 1667 it was recorded as being in ruins and was rebuilt on the old foundations in 1730. A thorough renovation was undertaken in 1895. Our Lady’s Well is on the Dye Water, about a quarter of a mile east of the village. The parish was long united to Mordington but was disjoined in 1666. Longformacus and Ellem were united in 1712; and Ellem church then became disused.

History

The links below are accounts of Longformacus in the Statistical Account of Scotland 1791-1799 and a later version from 1834.

Statistical Account of Scotland 1791-1799 Longformacus

Statistical Account of Scotland 1834 Longformacus

Events

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Tue 29

Longformacus Community Larder

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oct 02

Longformacus Community Larder

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oct 05

Yoga

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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