Elliot Water

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Elliot Water, a stream of SE Forfarshire, rising at an altitude of 550 feet above sea-level in the W of Carmyllie parish, and running 8 miles east-south-eastward through or along the borders of Carmyllie and Arbirlot, till -it falls into the German Ocean, near Elliot Junction, 11/2 mile SW of Arbroath. Its banks, at the mansion of Guynd, picturesque by nature, have been highly adorned by art; and its steep wooded dell below Arbirlot village has many memories of Dr Guthrie, and presents an interesting relic of the past in the grey old tower of Kelly Castle.—Ord. Sur., shs. 57, 49, 1868-65.

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