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main image Cloutie well, Munlochy, Ross and Cromarty
The Cloutie well is a roadside spring which, through supersticious association, has accumulated a huge mass of decaying cloth. Previously it was known as St Boniface's well, though this may have been a move to subsume an established pagan site.

As St Boniface's well it was revered for its healing qualities. In more recent times, it became a wishing well to be visited on the first Sunday in May but effectively patronised throughout the year.

The rotting rags may be an eyesore, but superstition prevents their removal. Those who do so take on the sufferings of all those who left them there.

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