River Garry

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Garry, a river and a lake in Glengarry district, Inverness-shire. The river, issuing from the foot of Loch Quoich (555 feet above sea-level), runs 10½ miles eastward to Loch Garry (258 feet), on emerging from which it winds 37/8 miles south-eastward and east-by-northward. till it falls into Loch Oich (105 feet), on the line of the. Caledonian Canal, at Invergarry, 7½ miles SW of Fort Augustus. Loch Garry is thus an expansion of the river, having a length of 4½ miles east-by-northward, with a varying width of 1 furlong and ½ mile. It lies in a beautiful glen, with lofty receding mountains, and, immediately engirt by a series of low, swelling, birch clad eminences, bursts into view, from foot to head, at a point near its eastern extremity. Towards its foot it contains a little island, by which and a peninsula it is almost divided in two. Both lake and river abound in salmon, salmo-ferox, and trout.—Ord. Sur., shs. 62, 63, 1875-73.

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