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Ascog Burn

A stream in the E of the Isle of Bute, the Ascog Burn occupies a steep little valley between Canada Hill in the north and the Hill of Ascog in the south. It has its source in Loch Ascog and flows a half-mile (1 km) to the northeast to drain into the Firth of Clyde at Montford. Three small mills operated on the burn into the 19th Century, located to the south of its mouth and associated with the grinding of corn, fulling and carding. There had been a mill here since Mediaeval times. Today, a waterworks now lies on the course of the burn, just below Loch Ascog, while a sewage works is situated a further quarter-mile (0.4 km) downstream.


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