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Dreel Burn

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Dreel, a burn in the East Neuk of Fife, rising in the NW of Carnbee parish, at an altitude of 580 feet above sea-level, and running 6 miles southward, south-eastward, and eastward, through Carnbee and along the boundary between Abercromby and Pittenweem on the right, and Carnbee, Anstruther-Wester, and Anstruther-Easter on the left, till it falls into the Firth of Forth at Anstruther old harbour.

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