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"CARRON, a small river of SW Ross-shire. It rises near the central watershed of the county, not far from Luibgargan Inn, gathers its head-streams into Loch Scaven, runs about 14 miles south-westward, expands at one part into Loch Doule, and falls into the head of Loch Carron. Its vale is mainly a highland glen, but has patches of cultivated ground along its bottom, and much excellent pasture on its flanks; its waters are much increased in volume by tributary streams, and are well stocked with salmon and with large sea-trout. Skene identifies the 'Itys' of Ptolemy with the Carron."

Description from Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland, (1882-4)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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