River Dulnain

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Dulnain, a river of Badenoch, NE Inverness-shire, rising at an altitude of 2600 feet among the Monadhliath Mountains, 8 miles W by N of Kincraig station, and running 28 miles north-east-by-eastward, till it falls into the Spey at Ballintomb, 3 miles SSW of Grantown, after a descent of 1900 feet. It traverses the parishes of Kingussie, Alvie, Duthil, and Cromdale, the Inverness-shire and Elginshire portions of Cromdale being parted by the last 9 furlongs of its course; and just above its mouth it is crossed by an iron-trellised viaduct of the Highland railway. It has generally a small volume, yet is very rapid; and, when swollen with rain or melted snow, it often does much damage to the corn lands on its banks. The tract traversed by it in Duthil parish is called Dulnainside; was extensively covered with a forest which was destroyed by a fierce conflagration about the beginning of last century; and was, till then, a haunt of wolves. Its waters contain good store of trout, some pike, and occasional salmon and grilse.—Ord. Sur., sh. 74,1877.

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