Cuckoo Island

Rocks & Sloughs
Findon Ness
Doo Cove
Pow Kebbuck
Arnot Boo
Findon Shore
Mouth of Findon Burn
Muckle Shore
May Craig
Peel Slough
Ladies Swim Pool
Tam's Chair
Black Slough
Dead Man's Hole
Ship's Stern
Land Crag
Buckie Loan
Portlethen Shore
Stinking Haven
Cuckoo Island
Giant Head Rocks
The Neighbours
The Moat
Harley Hacket
Englishman's Neuks
Tam Milne's Shore
Donald's Delvings
Ram Stone
Meggie Glennie's
Little Broad Shore
Meikle Broad Shore
Braid Hailen
Through Gang Point
Herring Hole
Yellow Tappie
Lang Crag
Strathfresh Rocks
The Banks
Cammachmore Bay
Knaps of Downies
Craig Lonny
Downies Haven
Berrymuir Head
A Postscript on Rocks

This one is a name that we kids invented in the 1970’s. Nothing really fits in respect to this landmark because there are no cuckoo’s located here, no madmen have visited this place and it isn’t even an island.


Let me explain briefly in child’s logic. Lot’s of herring gulls used to nest here, the eggs hatched, the chicks grew, the chicks grew bigger and then Trampas (one of the gang) suddenly stated “check out that cuckoo” in respect to a fledgling herring gull. From that point onwards the name cuckoo stuck in respect to all young herring gulls. The fact that many gulls nested on this site at that time gave us the name “Cuckoo Island”. So what about the “island” part? Well it is an island for about an hour before high tide and an hour after high tide but for the rest of the time you can access it without getting your feet wet. 

Like I said – Child’s Logic but we still use this name today.