- SCOTLAND-WELL, a village, in the parish of Portmoak, county of Kinross, 5 miles (E. S. E.) from Milnathort; containing 274 inhabitants. It is an ancient village, situated on the road from Milnathort to Leslie, and about a mile eastward from Loch Leven. In the vicinity is Bishop's hill, where are numbers of copious springs of excellent water, of which one, the easternmost, is remarkably exuberant; these springs obtained the name, it is said, from Cromwell, of Fontes Scotiæ, whence the present designation of the village. An hospital was founded at this place by William Malvoisine, who died in 1238, and was given to the Red Friars by his immediate successor; it was a receptacle for religious pilgrims, and the friars collected alms for the relief of such Christians as were slaves in Turkey. The ruins of the hospital, and of a chapel, are still to be seen.
A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. Samuel Lewis. 1856.
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