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Dumyat

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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Dunmyat, an abrupt commanding hill in the Perthshire portion of Logie parish, to the N of the Links of Forth, and 3½ miles NE of Stirling. A frontier mass of the Ochils, it projects somewhat from the contiguous hills, standing out from them like a buttress, and presenting to the Carse of the Forth an acclivity of steeps, precipices, and cliffs; it consists of rocks akin to those of the neighbouring hills, but penetrated with large workable veins of barytes; it rises to an altitude of 1375 feet above sea-level; and it commands, from its summit, a prospect of great extent and diversity, al most unrivalled in gorgeousness, and comprehending the domain of Airthrey, the vale of the Devon, Cambuskenneth Abbey, the town and castle of Stirling, the Carse of the Forth, the luxuriant Lothians, the fertile strath between the Forth and the Clyde away to the centre of Clydesdale, the upper basin of the Forth to the river springs on Ben Lomond, and the peaks and masses of the frontier Grampians and of the Southern Highlands, from the centre of Perthshire all round to the Pentlands.—Ord. Sur., sh. 39, 1869.

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