Noran Water

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Noran Water, a Forfarshire stream, of Tannadice parish mainly, but partly also of Fearn and Caraldston. It is formed, at an altitude of 890 feet above sea-level, by the confluence of two rivulets, the longer of which, Trusty Burn, rising at 2160 feet, runs 3 miles south-south-eastward. Noran Water itself flows 10 1/8 miles south-south-eastward and east-south -eastward, till, at a point 4 ¼ miles WSW of Brechin and 140 feet above the sea, it falls into the river South Esk. It traverses picturesque scenery, and its clear rapid waters yield capital trout-fishing.—Ord. Sur., sh. 57, 1868.

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