Ross & Cromarty War Memorials


MUNLOCHY - photographs

This picture shows that not all Fort George stone was red - where did it come from?

Munlochy Village Hall

This is one of only three of this type of well in the UK and all are near Inverness. One is near Culloden whilst the other two are on the Black Isle in Ross & Cromarty. Craigie Well is at Avoch, and this one is quite near Munlochy, on the A832. It is a 'Clootie Well' at an ancient spring dedicated to Saint Curidan (or Curitan). Rags are still hung there on the surrounding bushes and trees. At one time it was thought to have had the power to cure sick children who were left there overnight. Craigie Well at Avoch has both offerings of coins and clooties. Rags, wool and human hair were also used as charms against sorcery, and as tokens of penance or fulfilment.

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