Scotland Washhouse and Well





The village of Scotlandwell lies to the east of Loch Leven, approximately 4 miles east of Kinross. It is one of the great historic sites of Kinross-shire. Named Fons Scotiae by the Romans who passed this way nearly 2,000 years ago, the curative waters that bubble up through the sandy ground were used by Red Friars who maintained a hospital in the village between 1250 and 1587. Thousands of pilgrims came to Scotlandwell to take the water, the most famous perhaps being King Robert the Bruce who is alleged to have found a cure for leprosy here.

Scotlandwell in Bloom was originally formed in 1990 to enable Scotlandwell the village to participate in the local Kinross-shire Civic Trust competition, which it has won on several occasions. The group has also enjoyed many successes in Take a Pride in Perth & Kinross competitions.

The group aims to achieve continuous sustainable environmental improvement of our village for locals and visitors alike. The walled garden adjacent to the historic Well and Wash House changed ownership in late 2004 and the new owners offered Scotlandwell in Bloom the opportunity to get involved in improving the area. Volunteers helped to prepare the area for planting shrubs, using weed suppressing fabrics and bark, both donated by local residents. In 2009, a submission was made to the Take A Pride in Perth & Kinross Association for the conservation & re-use of the Wash House. This was successful and the project has restored the building, securing it for the future by the community. 

Washhouse and Well Project 2023
More than a decade after the previous project, further maintenance to the historically significant Washhouse and Well is now required. We have begun a project in partnership with Scotlandwell in Bloom to refurbish the site by repainting the well cover and repairing railings, ironwork, cobbles and stonework. Sustainable planting will enhance the area and make it lower maintenance. Works will begin in early summer 2023.    

To find out more about Scotlandwell in Bloom or to get involved please e-mail

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