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Rossie Drain

A watercourse which rises to the south of Rossie House in Fife and flows east to receive the Collessie Burn and then southeast to fall into the River Eden 1¼ miles (2 km) southwest of Ladybank. Extending to 2¾ miles (4.5 km) in length, it was dug by hand in 1740 to partially drain the ancient Rossie Loch as part of an agricultural improvement scheme creating additional farmland but deepened and extended in 1806 to completely drain the loch. Today Rossie Drain is home to frogs, newts and water voles, as well as providing a favoured night-time flight path for Daubenton's bats hunting for insects.


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