Loch Riddon

(Loch Ruel)

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Riddon, Loch, a sea-loch on the mutual border of Kilmodan and Inverchaolain parishes, Argyllshire. Opening from the most northerly part of the Kyles of Bute, and penetrating 3¾ miles northward to the mouth of Glendaruel, it has a maximum breadth of 6½ furlongs, and in scenery is not unlike the most picturesque reaches of the Kyles themselves. It contains, in its mouth, a group of islets including Ellan Dheirrig; has, on its left side, the steamboat pier of Ormidale; and leads, through fine reaches of Highland scenery, towards Holy Loch, Strachur, and Otter Ferry.—Ord. Sur., sh. 29, 1873.

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