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Boquhan, an estate and a burn of N Stirlingshire. The estate, which is traversed by the lower part of the burn, lies in Kippen and Gargunnock parishes; its mansion, on the right bank, 1¼ mile E of Kippen village, is the seat of Capt. Hy. Jn. Fletcher-Campbell, R.N. (b. 1837; suc. 1877), owner of 5679 acres in the shire, valued at £3185 per annum. Here formerly stood a baronial fortalice, which witnessed some sharp collisions of the clans. The burn rises in the N of Fintry parish, between two of the Lennox hills, which have altitudes of respectively 1582 and 1676 feet above sea-level; runs 1½mile north-eastward to the boundary of Gargunnock parish; traces that boundary 4 miles northward, dividing Gargunnock from Balfron and Kippen; traverses a glen so grandly romantic, so beautifully wild, as to have been sometimes compared to the Trossachs; and falls into the Forth in the northern vicinity of Kippen station.

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