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Glenbuck Loch

A small reservoir in the border of East Ayrshire with South Lanarkshire, 4 miles (6 km) east northeast of Muirkirk, Glenbuck Loch is the source of the River Ayr. The reservoir was created c.1802 to ensure a constant supply of water to power cotton mills at Catrine. The reservoir supports a recreational fishery for brown trout managed by Muirkirk Angling Association. There was once a lower reservoir, located a half-mile (0.8 km) to the west, but this has been drained.


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