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Luichart, 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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Luichart, Loch, a lake in Contin parish, Ross-shire, with Lochluichart station near its head, on the Dingwall and Skye railway, 17 miles W by N of Dingwall. Traversed by the river Conan, and lying 270 feet above sea-level, it curves 4¾ miles south-eastward, and decreases in breadth from 6½ furlongs to 100 yards. Its northern shore, towards the head, is finely wooded; and here is a handsome shooting-lodge belonging to the Dowager Lady Ashburtom, who holds 28,556 acres in the shire, valued at £1885 per annum. Its waters contain great plenty of excellent trout, with occasional grilse.—Ord. sur., shs. 93, 83, 1881.

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