The New Statistical Account of Scotland Volume 5

The New Statistical Account of Scotland Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...the silver kind. The perch which it contains were only recently introduced to it from a neighbouring lake: and the fishing of these affords amusement to parties of pleasure during summer. Sometimes, during the most sultry period of summer, shoals of perches are, from some cause unknown, cast out dead upon the margin of the lake. The greatest depth of the lake does not exceed at any time fifteen feet: in summer it greatly decreases. It forms an entire sheet of water: and is terminated on the west by a moss of great extent and depth, --which, from the difficulty of access to it, and the indifferent quality of the peat, is little dug. There is another moss, about a mile westward from this, on the farm of Greenlees, which also is of considerable extent and depth. Its peats are of a better quality: and marl has been found beneath the moss; but neither have been used to any extent. Besides the mineral spring already mentioned, there are several others in the parish, --one of which, on the farm of Bankhead, appears, from tradition, to have been frequently used for scorbutic complaints. It is still occasionally employed in these disorders. Soil, Sfc.--The soil of the greater portion of the western district consists of loam, gravel, sand, and clay, mixed in various proportions; 300 acres adjoining Kale water are of a stiff retentive clay, resting on a wet channel bottom; but the soil of part of this tract is a deep loam, reposing on sand and gravel. The whole of this fine strath would be much improved by deepening the course of a milldam which flows through it, and by draining. In the eastern and central district, where the land is higher, the soil is light. There are frequent instances of the soil having been carried by the rain from the higher,show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 6.35mm | 231.33g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236571703
  • 9781236571700