1100s - the ancient Burgh of Cullen was
founded by King William the Lion.
Cullen grew around Farming and Fishing, with
small Fishing Boats pulled onto the Beach at
the mouth of Cullen Burn.
1236 - the first records of the Old Church
at Cullen are made.
1296 to 1328 - the First War of
Scottish Independence is fought between
Scotland and England, as the Scottish King died
without leaving an Heir, leading to the English
taking control of Scotland.
1302 - Robert the Bruce marries Elizabeth de
Burgh in the middle of the War.
1306 - Robert the Bruce and Elizabeth were
crowned as King and Queen of Scots at Scone.
Elizabeth was captured by the English soon
after, with her imprisoned in England until a
prisoner exchange in 1314.
1327 - Elizabeth died after falling from her
horse while visiting the Royal Castle at
Cullen. Her Organs may have been buried at the
Old Church in Cullen before her body was
transported south to be buried in Dunfermline Abbey.
1329 - King Robert the Bruce died, with his
body being buried next to Elizabeth in
Dunfermline Abbey. His decendants were the
Suart Kings and Queens.
1600s - the Earls of Seafield abandoned
Findlater Castle, building a Mansion House in
Old Cullen, close to the Old Church.
1787 - Robert Burns stayed overnight at
Cullen during his tour of the Highlands.
1820 - Lewis Grant-Ogilvy, 5th Earl of
Seafield, began the building of the Cullen seen
today, about half of a mile east of Old
1822 - the Old Town of Cullen was
demolished, with all that remains being the Old
Church and Cullen Mansion House. Claims are,
the Earl wanted Old Cullen demoloished as he
wanted to move the people living around his
1886 - the Railway reached Cullen with the
Viaduct completed 2 years earlier.
1880s - Fishing at Cullen increased
dramatically with Sail Fishing Boats.
1900s early - Steam Powered Fishing Boats
began entering service. As the Fishing Boats
got larger over the following years, they moved
to larger Harbour's along the coast, as Larger
Boats could only use Cullen Harbour during a
1968 - the Railway at Cullen closed, with
the Line later used as a Cycle / Walking path.
The Station ground was used to build
1983 - Cullen House was converted into 14
2018 - Cullen Hill was
cleared of Gorse and a Path made all the way to
the top for views over the Village. There was a
Castle on top of Cullen Hill, it is unclear if
this was the Royal Castle Elizabeth de Burgh
was visiting when she died.