Glen Truim

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Glentruim, a glen on the mutual border of Kingussie and Laggan parishes, Inverness-shire, traversed by the Truim, which rises among the central Grampians, at an altitude of 2100 feet, close to the Perthshire border, and thence runs 155/8 miles north-north-eastward, till, after a descent of 1280 feet, it falls into the Spey at lnvernahaven, 6 miles SW of Kingussie village. From nearly its head to its foot it takes down the great high road from Perth to Inverness, and also the Highland railway, with Dalwhinnie station thereon, and presents, for the most part, a moorish, bleak, and cheerless aspect. Glentruim House, in the angle between the Spey and the Truim, 7 miles SW of Kingussie, is the seat of Lieut.Col. Lachlan Macpherson (b. 1835; suc. 1868), who holds 21, 000 acres in the shire, valued at £2350 per annum. Near it are a post office of Glentruim under Kingussie and a public school.—Ord. Sur., sh. 63, 64, 1873-74.

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