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Iorsa Water

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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Iorsa Water, a stream in Kilmorie parish, Arran island, Buteshire, issuing from tiny Loch na Davie (1182 feet above sea-level), and running 8 3/8 miles south-south-westward to the N side of Machrie Bay. It has been widened, 2 miles above its mouth, into artificial Loch Iorsa (3 x ¾ furl.; 146 fect), which, like the stream, yields sea and river trout, with occasional salmon. See Gleniorsa.—Ord. Sur., sh. 21, 1870.

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