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The well is down a very short lane which runs off the main road through Scotlandwell, almost opposite Leslie Road. It is signposted from the main road.|
When the Romans were in this area as long ago as 84AD they probably stopped at this well to rest and ‘take the waters’. A hospital was established on the site by the Red Friars in 1250 and the well became a popular destination for pilgrims, one of whom was Robert the Bruce who was hoping for a cure for his leprosy. The waters were believed to cure a wide range of afflictions.
The present structure over the well was built around 1858 as part of general improvements in the village.
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