The Brahan Seer, known in his native Scottish Gaelic as Coinneach Odhar, was a predictor of the future who lived in the 17th century. He is thought to have used an Adder stone, a stone with a hole in the middle, to see his visions. The Brahan Seer worked for the 3rd Earl of Seaforth. One of his many predications was that the Bonar Bridge would be swept away by strong currents. He also predicted the movement of sand banks and the building of oil rigs in the Cromarty Firth, calling them “one-legged, fire-breathing giants from Nigg”.
The Brahan project does not use holey stones to look out into space and time, rather we use the unique HF radar technology for ocean observing which measures the speed and direction of ocean surface currents in near real time for wide areas of the sea.