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Dighty Water


(Dighty Burn, Dichty Water, Dichty 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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Dichty or Dighty Water, a stream of S Forfarshire. Rising in four head-streams, among the Sidlaw Hills, in the W of Lundie parish, it runs 15 miles east-south-eastward through Auchterhouse, Mains and Strathmartine, Dundee, and Monifieth parishes; receives, within Dundee parish, the tribute of Fithie Water; and falls into the Firth of Tay 1¾ mile ENE of Broughty Ferry. It drives several mills in the middle and lower parts of its course, and is well stocked with trout.—Ord. Sur., shs. 48,49,1868-65.

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