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Torr Alvie

A fine wooded hill on the left bank of the River Spey, Torr Alvie rises to 358m (1174 feet) 2½ miles (4 km) south southwest of Aviemore. There is a subsidiary summit which reaches 338m (1108 feet). Two prominent monuments occupy each of these summits; namely the Duke of Gordon's Monument (on the principal summit) and the Waterloo Cairn. The former is a tall granite column, visible from all directions, which was erected 1839-40 to the memory of the George Gordon, 5th Duke of Gordon (1770 - 1836). The Waterloo Cairn was erected in 1815 by the said Duke when he was Marquis of Huntly, to commemorate the officers and men of the district who fell at Waterloo.

The mansion of Kinrara, which was the summer residence of the Duke, is located on the southeastern slopes of the hill.


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