Tobar a' chleirich

"Clerk's well." A celebrated well in the island of St. Kilda which, though covered twice a day by the sea, never becomes brackish. The divinity of the well had to be propitiated by offerings in the shape of shells, pins, needles, pebbles, coins, rags, otherwise he would be inexorable.



  • Macgregor, A. (1901). Highland Superstitions. London: Gibbings & Company, pp. 54-55, 56.