St Fillan's Well, Struan, Blair Atholl

Grid reference

NN 807 652 (assumed location)

Six-figure easting & northing

280700 765200







Nearby places

Struan, former parish, Blair Atholl (0.09 miles)

St Fillan's Church, Struan, Blair Atholl (0.09 miles)

Aldcharmaig, setttlement, Dunkeld (3.53 miles)

Allt Charmaig, burn, DKD/Blair Atholl (3.58 miles)

Blair Atholl, parish (3.79 miles)

Object Classification


Is linear feature?



Mackinlay reports: 'The ancient parish of Struan ... had its church under the invocation of St Fillan. His wooden image was kept in the building, and was used as a rain charm. In times of drought it was carried in procession from the church to the adjoining well, known as Tobar Faolen, where its feet were dipped in the water in the hope that rain would follow. Reverence for the image continued into post-Reformation times .... in the latter half of the seventeenth century the minister of the parish broke it up and threw the fragments into the Garry' (1914, 169)

Relationships with other parishes

Within Blair Atholl, parish

Within Struan, former parish, Blair Atholl (formerly)