Scenery: Scottish Clootie

We visited this 'Clootie' Well when we were on holiday. A 'clootie or cloot' in Scotland is a cloth. Legend has it that if you or someone you know has an illness, you hang a cloth of theirs at the well and they should get better. As you can see, many people have tried this ancient remedy! This was only a fraction of the cloths all around the well. They varied from sweatshirts, dresses, scarves and even pants!Legend also has it that if you remove one of the cloths, then you take on that person's affliction!


Source: Photograph I took near Munlochy in the Black Isle, Scotland

By Marion from Scotland

November 16, 20090 found this helpful

Thanks for sharing. What an interesting thing. I am partly Scotch & will remember this.

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November 17, 20090 found this helpful

I miss Scotland! It's my favorite place in the world!My oldest son was born in Montrose nearly 35 years ago. I hope to go back to visit someday. Thank you for sharing your picture.

Grandma Jan & Kato the Wonder Dog

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