1600 - Coinneach Odhar – The Brahan Seer
Coinneach Odhar – The Brahan Seer
According to folklore, Kenneth Mackenzie was born at Baile na Cille. It was in this graveyard that his mother was said to have found a white stone with a hole in the middle through which Kenneth could see visions – taibhsearachd – second sight.
Kenneth worked on the Brahan estates, seat of the Seaforth chieftains, and it was his predictions of the extinction of the Seaforths which ultimately cost him his life.
He is credited with forecasting several Scottish events: the Battle of Culloden, construction of the Caledonian Canal, the Highland Clearances, while other predictions are still to be fulfilled!