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Carron, River

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Carron, a small river of Kincardine parish, N Rossshire. It is formed by confluent streams from Strath Cullenach, Glen Alladale, Glen More, and Glen Calvie, near Amat Lodge, 9 miles W of Bonar-Bridge station; and thence it runs 9 miles E by N along Strath Carron to the Kyle of Sutherland at Invercarron, ¼ mile above Bonar-Bridge- It is in good repute as a salmon stream. In chap- viii. of My Schools and Schoolmasters, Hugh Miller describes 'the dark hills and alder-skirted river of Strath Carron,' visited by him as a lad in 1820,-its 'bleak gorge, where the lofty sides approach so near, and rise so abruptly, that for the whole winter quarter the sun never falls on the stream below.'-Ord. Sur-, sh. 102,1881.

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