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Cullen, Deskford & Portknockie Heritage Group

The Cullen, Deskford and Portknockie Heritage Group was formed in 1990. From a small group of enthusiasts the Group has grown to over 50 members and has recently gained charitable status. The objectives of the Group are to advance and promote the heritage of the local area, and, with its considerable collection of photographs, documents and artefacts, the Group regularly provides displays, presentations and talks in the local community.

The Group usually meets on the first Monday of each month from September to May at 2 p.m. at the Hall Church, York Place, Cullen where members discuss a wide range of heritage-related topics.

The Group would be pleased to welcome new members, and would be grateful for the opportunity to copy your photographs and documents that add to the heritage of the area and not necessarily of years past – tomorrow’s heritage starts today.

Please see our posters and Facebook page for further information throughout the year. Cullen, Deskford and Portknockie Heritage.

Heritage Books for Sale

There have been several enquiries about the books available from the Heritage Group. These are available from many of the local shops but others may wish to purchase on-line. If so, the details are below:

  • Recipe book:  £3.50
  • Heritage Tales:  £5
  • More Heritage Tales:  £5
  • Cullen Recollections:  £3.95
  • Portknockie Memories:  £5
  • Walk Cullen to Sandend:  £2.50
  • Oor Bertie Baxter, the Life and Times of a Cullen Loon:  £4
  • Portknockie Map of House numbers:  £5 

The usual charge for delivery is £1.00 p&p per book but large numbers may have different rates due to weight.
If you are interested in purchasing any items please contact Ann Mowat at: ann@mowat.net


Do you have any old photographs of the local area? We are especially looking for more natural action pictures rather than posed portraits; but if you have anything of interest, would you be willing to lend it to us?

Any loaned photographs will be treated with great respect, scanned and added to our archive.

If you can help with this, please contact anyone on the CDPHG Committee.


If you want to know more about the group and keep up to date with what is going on, please go onto Facebook and search for Cullen Deskford and Portknockie Heritage.


Admission is £3.00 for members and £4.00 for non members and includes tea & biscuits.

Other current projects include:-

The expansion of the Photo Archive - more photos would be very welcome, as well as help on researching the photos already received (names of people etc); originals will be scanned and returned immediately.

The recording of Memories of the more senior members of the community

Booklets to be printed on a variety of topics

For more information please contact the Secretary, Peter Mason at pmason.eday@btinternet.com

Contact Details

Cullen, Deskford & Portknockie Heritage Group
Peter Mason


This project was part-financed by the scottish goverment and the european community moray leader 2007-2019 programme.