River Farg

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Farg, a stream of Perthshire chiefly, but partly of Kinross-shire and Fife, rising among the Ochils at an altitude of 800 feet above sea-level, and 5¼ miles N by W of Milnathort. Thence it winds 10¼ miles south-south-westward, east-by-southward, and north-north-eastward, bounding or traversing the parishes of Forgandenny, Arngask, Dron, and Abernethy, till, at a point 1¾ mile NW of Abernethy town, it falls into the river Earn. Containing plenty of burn trout, it mostly traverses a deep, narrow, romantic, wooded glen, called from it Glen Farg; and it is followed, down that glen, by the turnpike road from Edinburgh to Perth. On 6 Sept. 1842 the Queen and Prince Albert drove down 'the valley of Glen Farg; the hills are very high on cach side, and completely wooded down to the bottom of the valley, where a small stream runs on one side of the the road-it is really lovely.'-Ord. Sur., shs. 40, 48, 1867-68.

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