Saint Ninian is a Christian saint first mentioned in the 8th century as being an early missionary among the Pictish peoples. For this reason he is known as the Apostle to the Southern Picts, and there are numerous dedications to him in those parts of Scotland with a Pictish heritage.
It is said that visited Blairgowrie where he baptised converts to Christianity at a well, which then became known as Ninian’s Well. The site of the well is believed to be where the Dome Restaurant now is.
There are a number of places named after him in the area:
St Ninian’s Care Home in Blairgowrie,
St Ninian’s Episcopal Church in Alyth,
His Feast Day is September 16th
St Ninian’s Road in Alyth