Map of Scotland
Sports and Leisure
water from the well, from which the village gets its name, was thought
to cure many diseases. A hospital, established in 1250 by the Red
Friars, became a popular destination for pilgrims including Robert
the Bruce who visited the village in search of a cure for leprosy.
The well was one of several in the area, referred to in old documents
as "Fontes Scotiae" or the "Wells of Scotland"
As long ago as 84 AD, Roman soldiers marching between their camps
at Lochore in Fife and Ardoch in Perthshire may well have stopped
to take the waters and rested there.
The canopy over the well was built in 1858.
South of the village is the Portmoak Airfield, home of the Scottish
The famous Poet of Loch Leven, Michael Bruce is buried in the tranquil
churchyard at Portmoak Church.
-- Carnbo -- Crook
of Devon -- Kinnesswood -- Kinross
-- Loch Leven -- Milnathort
-- Rumbling Bridge -- Scotlandwell