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Massan, Glen

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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Glenmassan, a glen in the Kilmun portion of Dunoon parish, Cowal, Argyllshire, traversed by the turbulent Massan, which, rising at an altitude of 800 feet above sea-level, on the. north-western slope of Benmore, runs 8½ miles southward and south-eastward till it falls into the Eachaig, near Benmore House. Its scenery has been said to be that of Switzerland in miniature, wanting only the snow; its lower portion being finely wooded, its upper, bare and grand. Glenmassan is mentioned in the ancient Irish story of the Sons of Uisneach.—Ord. Sur., sh. 37, 29, 1876-73.

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