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Lower Reservoir

A long and narrow little reservoir on the SE coast of the Isle of Bute, in Argyll and Bute, the Lower Reservoir was established in a former limestone quarry in the late 19th C. by the Kingarth Parish Council Water Works and extends to 0.75 ha (1.9 acres). Later taken over by Bute County Council, it operates in conjunction with the nearby Upper Reservoir to supply drinking water to the settlement of Kilchattan Bay, a quarter-mile (0.5 km) to the northwest. A number of drainage channels have been created on the hillside above to direct water into the Lower Reservoir.


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