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  • Who was St Cuthbert and why is he remembered in Scotland?

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    St Cuthbert grew up in the Scottish Borders when this region was still closely linked with Anglo-Saxon Northumbria. Shepherd, soldier and then a monk at Melrose, Cuthbert was later called to work at Lindisfarne, and then compelled against his will to become Bishop of Northumbria. His remains were interred on Lindisfarne in 687 but then removed as the Vikings attacked, coming to rest eventually at Durham. Much of what we know about Cuthbert was related by Bede who is also buried at Durham.

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