Kilconquhar Loch - Winter

by D Scott Morris

This is a picture taken at Kilconquhar Loch in Fife. The picture was taken on a January afternoon in 2008.

Kilconquhar is in the East Neuk of Fife and is close to Colinsburgh.

Some say that the loch was used to drown local witches. Others say that they were only thrown in to see if they drowned and if not, they were then burnt.

The local church is said to stand on a place of Druidical worship.

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Sep 24, 2010
The Loch
by: Anonymous

Kilconquhar Loch is jointly owned by Kilconquhar Estate and Elie Estate. The Loch is a SSSI for the protection of the wildlife that live and breed on it and the only vessels permitted are rowing boats.

Feb 03, 2010
Kilconquhar Loch
by: seabed

Who is the owner of Kilconquhar Loch, Is it Elie Estate?

Jan 09, 2008
A witch hunt
by: Mermaid fan

This is not an area that i have visited but looking at this beautiful photograph I will make it a must for 2008. However I am not keen on the idea of meeting the odd witch or two who could still hang out here! I love how you have caught the reflection of the clouds shimmering in the water.

Jan 09, 2008
Out of the loch into the fire
by: Captain Pugwash

Is it true to say that innocent 'witches' that are downed come back as beautiful mermaids? Well if it's not true it's a great theory and there's a book in there for someone to write one day.
Love the picture angle.

Jan 09, 2008
Wow! What a fabulous picture.
by: May

I love this picture and I am delighted to hear this bit of history of of the area, as I never knew this.
In fact it's not a place I have ever been to. I've been to Kilconquhar - but not the loch. So it's on my list of places to visit.

Fife is just so full of so many interesting places, as well as these interesting stories. Thanks for sharing this photo.

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