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Isla, Glen

One of the more significant and the most westerly of the Angus Glens, Glen Isla forms a wide valley in the southern Grampians, between Glen Shee and Glen Prosen. Located on the border with Perth and Kinross, the head of the glen lies close to the border with Aberdeenshire. The River Isla flows south and then southeast through the glen into the Valley of Strathmore. Part of the glen was once the property of the Abbey of Coupar Angus, which passed to the Campbells of Argyll after the Reformation. Other parts of the glen were the property of the Ogilvies of Airlie, the two families feuding from the late 16th century. This fued reached a climax in 1640 with the burning of Forter Castle in the Glen. A road from Alyth passes through the lower and middle reaches of the Glen to connect with the A93 in Glen Shee.


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