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TITLE
Brahan Seer Stone (Fortrose)
EXTERNAL ID
PC_DONALD_BRAHANSEER03
PLACENAME
Fortrose
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Rosemarkie
DATE OF IMAGE
2002
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Janine Donald
SOURCE
Janine Donald
ASSET ID
22330
KEYWORDS
second sight
seers
Brahan Seer Stone (Fortrose)

The Brahan Seer, Kenneth Mackenzie, known in his native language as 'Coinneach Odhar', was a legendary seventeenth-century Highland folk prophet who foretold future events using a pierced stone. Many of his predictions have been shown to come true.

This stone stands near the lighthouse at Chanonry Point, Fortrose, on the Black Isle. It commemorates the legend of the Brahan Seer who is said to have been burned to death, at this spot, in a barrel of tar, by the order of the Countess of Seaforth in 1660. It is said the Countess did not take kindly to having had the Seer predict her husband's forthcoming infidelity

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Brahan Seer Stone (Fortrose)

ROSS: Rosemarkie

2000s

second sight; seers

Janine Donald

The Brahan Seer, Kenneth Mackenzie, known in his native language as 'Coinneach Odhar', was a legendary seventeenth-century Highland folk prophet who foretold future events using a pierced stone. Many of his predictions have been shown to come true. <br /> <br /> This stone stands near the lighthouse at Chanonry Point, Fortrose, on the Black Isle. It commemorates the legend of the Brahan Seer who is said to have been burned to death, at this spot, in a barrel of tar, by the order of the Countess of Seaforth in 1660. It is said the Countess did not take kindly to having had the Seer predict her husband's forthcoming infidelity