The earliest ‘church building’ to survive in Banffshire can be seen in Portsoy. St Colm’s Well has been much rebuilt over time but the stone beehive over the well in the old churchyard is typical of a very old building method, and inside it the little well still trickles.
There was a chapel at the sloping ground on the west side of the cemetery, known as St Combs or St Colm’s Chapel.
The mound that encloses the well, was built to screen the chapel and lies within the walls of the cemetery. It reads “St Colm’s or Clumba Abbot.”