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Transactions of the Inverness Scientific Society and Field Club. vol.1 page 126

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PERIOD: 1870s
CONTRIBUTOR: Highland Libraries (typed pages)
COLLECTION NAME: Transactions of the Inverness Scientific Society and Field Club vol 01
AUTHOR/CREATOR: Alexander Fraser
DATE OF ORIGINAL: 1878

Transactions of the Inverness Scientific Society and Field Club; edited by James Barron. Vol.1, 1875 to 1880.

'Ancient Wells in the North and their Folk-Lore'

On this page there is an account by Alexander Fraser of the significance of wells in folklore. On this page Fraser continues an account of St Kessog who is thought to have given his name to the Kessock Ferry. He also discusses whether vitrified forts, ancient fortifications made of heated rock, contained wells.

Because of the significance of wells, some sites are still synonymous with them. One of these is Larach an Tigh Mhoire ('An Tigh Mhoire', meaning 'of the big house' is also the root of the town 'Baltimore', place of the big house).



IDENTIFIER: Z_QZP40_IFC_VOL1_P136

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