Loch an Eilein

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Ellan or An Eilein, a loch in the Rothiemurchus portion of Duthil parish, Inverness-shire, stretching along the base of Ordban Hill. Lying 840 feet above sea-level, it has an utmost length and breadth of 7 ¼ and 4 ½ furlongs; contains an islet, with ruins of a stronghold of the Wolf of Badenoch; and is skirted by some noble remains of the ancient Caledonian forest.—Ord. Sur, sh. 74, 1877.

Loch-an-Eilein, a beautiful lake in the Rothiemurchus portion of Duthil parish, Inverness-shire, at the SE base of Ordbain Hill (1250 feet), and 1¾ mile S of Inverdruie House. Lying 840 feet above sea-level, and having an utmost length and breadth of 7¼ and 4½ furlongs, it is fringed with tall pines and weeping birches, remains of the ancient Forest of Rothiemurchus; and contains an islet, crowned with the ruins of a fortalice of the Wolfe of Badenoch.—Ord. Sur., sh. 74, 1877.

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