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Lunan 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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Lunan Burn, a rivulet of Stormont district, Perthshire, rising at an altitude of 1400 feet, and winding 14½ miles east-south-eastward, through or along the borders of Dowally, Caputh, Clunie, Kinloch, Lethendy, and Blairgowrie parishes, till, after a total descent of 1270 feet, it falls into the Isla at a point 2 miles W by S of Coupar-Angus. During the middle 7 miles of its course it traverses a chain of five lakes-Craiglush Loch (4 x 2 furl.; 380 feet), the Loch of the Lows (8 x 4 furl.), Butterstone Loch (4½ x 3¾ furl.), the Loch of Clunie (5 x 5 furl.), and Drumellie Loch (8 x 3 ¼ furl.; 190 feet)-all five of which are noticed separately. A deep, sluggish, ditch-like stream, it contains some capital trout of 2 or 3 lbs. weight.—Ord. Sur., shs. 56, 48, 1870-68.

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