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Upper Reservoir

The larger of two connected reservoirs in the SE of the Isle of Bute, the Upper Reservoir was established by the Kingarth Parish Council Water Works in the late 19th C. and later taken over by Bute County Council. Extending to 1.95 ha (4.8 acres), the reservoir is retained by an earth embankment dam at its southeastern end. It operates in conjunction with the Lower Reservoir to supply drinking water to the settlement of Kilchattan Bay, a half-mile (0.8 km) to the north northwest.


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