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Bogany Point

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Bogany, a headland in Rothesay parish, Isle of Bute, flanking the SE side of Rothesay Bay, and terminating about 1¼ mile NE of Rothesay town. A medicinal spring is at its base close to the shore; was discovered in 1831; is much visited by invalids, as a remedy for cutaneous, glandular, and rheumatic affections; and, according to an analysis by Professor Thomson of Glasgow, contains, in every imperial gallon of its water, 1860 -73 grains of muriate of soda, 12.25 grains of sulphate of lime, 129.77 grains of sulphate of soda, 32.8 grains of chloride of magnesium, 14.39 grains of silica, and 17.4 cubic inches of sulphuretted hydrogen.

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