MHG51412 - Tobar Suthainn (The Everlasting Well), Lochcarron


A well associated with the minister Lachlan Mackenzie (1754-1819), who was renowned for his sermons, writings and prophecies.

Type and Period (3)

  • WELL (Constructed, 18th Century to 19th Century - 1775 AD? to 1819 AD?)
  • HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION (18th Century to 19th Century - 1775 AD? to 1819 AD?)
  • (Alternate Type) HOLY WELL? (Constructed, 18th Century to 19th Century - 1775 AD? to 1819 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Information about this site was submitted to the HER by a local researcher, Paul Swan, in October 2008. The famous Highland minister, Lachlan Mackenzie (1754-1819) had this well dug and called it Tobar Suthainn (The Everlasting Well) because the well would run as long as the world lasted. It is now capped off and lies partly under the path but its feeder spring still flows into it all the year round. <1>

See MHG31392 for further information about the Rev. Lachlan Mackenzie. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference NG 91129 40401 (point)
Map sheet NG94SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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