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Willie Bold’s Well, Galashiels, Selkirkshire

Healing Well (destroyed): OS Grid Reference – NT 49384 35696 Archaeology & History An all-but-forgotten well that was said to be named after a local forester and ranger in the 18th century—called Willie Bold, obviously.  It was located a few … Continue reading

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Ringstone Carving, Torrisdale Bay, Farr, Sutherland

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NC 691 616  —  NEW FIND Getting Here Take the A836 road between Tongue and Bettyhill, turning down at Borgie Bridge for 1.8 miles (2.87km) until you reach the little information sign at the roadside. … Continue reading

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St. Ninian’s Well, Stirling, Stirlingshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NS 79690 93012 Also Known as: Canmore ID 46210 St. Ringan’s Well Getting Here A short distance south out of Stirling town centre, along Port Street where it meets with Ninian’s Road, walk across at … Continue reading

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St. Mary’s Well, Callander, Perthshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NN 6507 0556 Also Known as: Canmore ID 24322 Getting Here You’ll need wellies or no shoes for this excursion! From the lovely town of Callander, take the A84 road southeast out towards Doune … Continue reading

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Leaston House, Humbie, East Lothian

Cup-and-Ring Stone (lost):  OS Grid Reference – NT 483 634 Also Known as: Canmore ID 54771 Archaeology & History The concentric ring carving shown here was found on the north side of the large gardens at Leaston House early in … Continue reading

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Boiling Springs, Cambusbarron, Stirlingshire

Healing Wells (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NS 77 91 Archaeology & History The old line drawing here is all that remains of a pair of healing wells that once bubbled up within their ancient stone well-houses, close to each … Continue reading

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St. Corbet’s Well, Touch, Stirlingshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NS 738 925 Archaeology & History This little-known holy well on the northeastern edges of the Touch Hills is another part of our ancient heritage that may well have been lost.  All that now … Continue reading

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Butt Well, Stirling, Stirlingshire

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – NS 7894 9389 Also Known as: Spout Well Getting Here Said by John Allan (1907) to be “at the base of the Brandy Hill, about 210 yards west from the parish church,” to get … Continue reading

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