Loch Morie

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Mary's Loch or Loch Morie, a pretty, troutful lake in the upper part of Alness parish, Ross-shire, 9½ miles WNW of Alness village. Lying 622 feet above sea-level, it has an utmost length and breadth of 2 miles and 4¾ furlongs; is flanked to the SW by Meall Mor (2419 feet); took its name from an ancient chapel at its head, dedicated to the Virgin Mary; is very deep, and has never been known to freeze further than a few yards from its banks; receives at its head the Abhuinn nan Glas; and from its foot sends off the river Alness, 11½ miles east-south-eastward to the Cromarty Firth.—Ord. Sur., sh. 93, 1881.

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