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Clatteringshaws Loch

Clatteringshaws Dam
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Clatteringshaws Dam

One of a number of reservoirs associated with the Galloway Hydro-Electric Power Scheme, Dumfries and Galloway, Clatteringshaws Loch lies in the Galloway Forest Park, 5 miles (8 km) west of New Galloway. It began operating in 1935. On the adjacent Moss Raploch stands Bruce's Stone, said to be the site where King Robert the Bruce rested after fighting the English here in 1307. The stone was gifted to the National Trust for Scotland by the Earl of Mar in 1932. There is a Forest Wildlife Centre and across the main road from the loch is the entrance to the Raiders Road, a 10 mile (16 km) forest road linking with the A762 road near Mossdale. This route was popularised by S R Crockett in his novel of cattle rustling entitled 'The Raiders'.


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