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Cluanie, Loch

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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Clunie, a loch of Glenshiel and Kintarlity parishes, on the mutual boundary of Ross and Inverness shires, 16 miles W by N of Fort Augustus. Lying 606 feet above sea-level, it has a length from W to E of 43/8 miles, whilst its width varies between 1 furlong and ½ mile. At its head it receives the river Clunie, flowing 4¾ miles eastward, and at its foot sends off the river Moriston to Loch Ness; its northern shore is skirted by Wade's military road from Fort Augustus to Invershiel, and also, closer, by the more modern road thither from Invermoriston. A dreary, featureless lake, but one that affords good trout-fishing.—Ord. Sur., sh. 72,1880.

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