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Moriston, River

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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Moriston, a beautiful river of NW Inverness-shire, issuing from Loch Clunie (606 feet above sea-level), and flowing 19 ¼ miles east-north-eastward, till, after a total descent of 556 feet, it falls into Loch Ness at Invermoriston, 7 miles NNE of Fort Augustus. It receives, within 3 ¾ miles of its exit from Loch Clunie, the tribute of the Loyne and the Doe; riots wildly along picturesque glen Moriston, now from side to side, now on reaches of deep, rocky, ledgy channel, here in gorge or narrow ravine, there in tiny lacustrine expansions studded with romantic rocks or wooded islets; is so impetuous as to have repeatedly swept away bridges from its path; and makes, in its last reach, a foaming cataract, margined with wood, and overhung by green or wooded hills. Its waters contain abundance of trout, and have been made accessible to salmon.—Ord. Sur., shs. 72, 73, 1880-78.

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