Samuel's Stone

(Stone of Council, Clach Chomhairle, Wishing Stone)

A large stone located by the roadside in Glen Nevis, Samuel's Stone (also known as the Stone of Council (Gael: Clach Chomhairle) or the Wishing Stone) lies 1¼ miles (2 km) east of Fort William.

The stone is natural, an erratic deposited by a glacier during an ice age, but is said to mark the spot where a victory was won over a rival clan by Samuel (Sliochd Shomhairle Ruaidh), the chief of the Camerons of Glen Nevis. It is traditionally believed that, at certain times of the year, this great stone turns three times and that anyone who finds it in motion will receive answers to any questions they ask.

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