Loch Fad

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Fad (Gael, fada, 'long'), a narrow loch on the mutual border of Rothesay and Kingarth parishes, Isle of Bute. Lying 48 feet above sea-level, it extends 2½ miles north-north-eastward, varies in width between 1 and 2¼ furlongs, and sends off a stream 7 furlongs north-by-eastward to Rothesay Bay at Rothesay town. It presents in its scenery a miniature of some of the most admired lakes in the Highlands; contains perch, pike, and trout; and has, on its western shore, 2 miles SSW of Rothesay, a neat two-story house, Woodend or Kean's Cottage, built in 1827 by the tragedian Edmund Kean (1787-1833), and afterwards occupied by Sheridan Knowles (1784-1862).—Ord. Sur., sh. 29, 1873.

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