Fittick of Nigg, aka Photinus

Introduction

Paul records a fair in Torry on 2nd June associated with 'St Fotin (Potin)'(Paul 1917, 167). The fair day may have been chosen because of the (probably incorrect) identification of Fittick with Photinus of Lyon. Scottish calendars celebrate Photinus in December, perhaps suggesting it is not Photinus of Lyon, but a different, perhaps insular, saint that lies behind Fittick. This would further be suggested by his commemoration recorded in the 16th century by Pont in the place-name S:Mofytacsness (Pont MS 11 in Stone 1989, 82) naming the promotory at Ness. This form of the saint's name, Mo + Fittick, is not usually encountered with non-insular saints. There is a S. Futtach in the Dunkeld Litany under confessors and monks (Forbes, Kalendars, lxi) For more on Photinus, and on Fiacre, with whom Fittick was also mistakenly confused, see Ab. Brev. (Macquarrie), 14,200,359,409.

Gender

Male

Related Saints

Belongs to the group Fittick, Photinus (ns)

Sometimes confused with Photinus of Lyons

The Church of Nigg, which is connected with St Fittick, is mentioned in 1495 in association with a St Photinus, and Nigg is connected with Photinus in the Aberdeen Breviary.

Related Personal Names

Name

Fittick

Name

Photinus

Feast days

Day of Year

June 2

Notes

Paul records a fair in Torry on 2nd June associated with 'St Fotin (Potin)'. The fair day may have been chosen because of the (probably incorrect) identification of Fittick with Photinus of Lyon. Scottish calendars celebrate Photinus in December, suggesting is not Photinus of Lyon, but perhaps a native saint that lies behind Fittick