Glen Sloy

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Glensloy, a glen in the N of Arrochar parish, Dumbartonshire. Commencing 1½ mile S of the meeting-point with Argyllshire and Perthshire, it descends 4½ miles south-south-eastward and 13/8 mile eastward to Loch Lomond, opposite Inversnaid; contains Loch Sloy, and takes down thence Inveruglas Water to Loch Lomond; is overhung, near the head, by mountains rising 1611 and 1614 feet above sea-level; on the upper part of the E side, by Ben Vorlich, with two summits 3055 and 3092 feet high; on the lower part of the E side, by a mountain 2465 feet high; on the lower part of the W side, by Ben Vane, 3004 feet high; holds Loch Sloy at an elevation of 812 feet above sea-level; and exhibits, from head to foot, a series of imposing scenes.—Ord. Sur., sh 38, 1871.

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