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September 2016
Peggy sent photographs of "a wonderful find - a huge Giant Sequoia in Scotlandwell on the eastern shores of Loch Leven, Kinross - planted as part of an ornamental garden with exotic trees laid out for the villagers by Thomas Bruce in 1860.

The village of Scotlandwell received its name from the healing waters that bubble up from the sand at the foot of Bishop Hill. During Medieval times people came to the well for its curative powers. In 1250 the Red Friars maintained a hospital here that was visited by pilgrims and even Robert the Bruce himself. It was also visited in Neolithic times, as well as by the Romans on their route from their camps at Lochore in Fife and Ardoch near Braco, Perthshire, the Romans called it Fons Scotiae.

The co-ordinates for the tree are N56 12.016 W003 18.888
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Another great find, thanks Peggy.

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