Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland; A Survey of Scottish Topography, Staistical, Biographical and Historical Volume 1

Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland; A Survey of Scottish Topography, Staistical, Biographical and Historical Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...to Diarmid, one of the Fingalian heroes; and on itself, or on spots adjacent to it, are the alleged grave of Diarmid, the den of the wild boar which was hunted, B spring called Tober-nam-Fiann ('the fountain of the Fingalians'), and a small lake, Loch-an-Tuirc ('the boar's loch'). Benglass, a mountain in the N of Luss parish, Dumbartonshire, overhanging the S side of Glendouglas, If mile W of Loch Lomond, and 34, NW of Luss village. It has a romantic outline, and rises 2149 feet above sea-leveL Benglo (Gael, beinn a'ghlo, 'the hazy mountain'), a mountain range in Blair Athole parish, Perthshire, flanking the greater part of the south-eastern side of Glen Tilt, and culminating 8 miles NE of Blair Athole. It rises from the vast base to a group of five summits, the highest of which has an altitude of 3671 feet above sea-level. Bengnuis, a central summit (2597 feet) of the mountains of Arran, abutting from the S end of the great middle northern range of Arran, overhanging the head of Glen Rosie on the E, flanking the middle part of Glen Iorsa on the W, and culminating about midway between the E coast N of Brodick and the W coast N of Dugarry. A wild burn, called Garavalt, drains all its E side, makes a fine cascade, traverses the granitic gorge, and plunges headlong into Glen Rosie. Ben Goleach, a mountain of NW Ross-shire, between Loch Broom and Little Loch Broom, 6 miles W of Ullapool. It rises 2074 feet above the neighbouring sea. Ben Grimm Bheag and Ben Grimm Mhor (Gael, 'small and large mountains of the sun '), two mountains in the N of Eildonan parish, E Sutherland, with summits (21, BENHOLM miles asunder) 1903 and 1936 feet high above sea-level. The north-eastern of the two, Ben Griam Bheag, extends into Reay parish, its summit rising just...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236577035
  • 9781236577030