River Feshie

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Feshie, a rapid stream of Alvie parish, SE Inverness-shire, rising among the Grampian Mountains at an altitude of 2750 feet, and 51/8. miles W by N of the meeting-point of Aberdeenshire, Inverness-shire, and Perthshire. Thence it winds 23 miles northward, mostly along the Kingussie border, till, nearly opposite Kincraig station, it falls into the river Spey, after a total descent of fully 2000 feet. Quite early in its course the Feshie approaches within ¼ mile of Geldie Burn, a rise of barely 50 feet here parting the basins of the Spey and the Dee. It was by this route, up Glen Geldie and down Glen Feshie, that the Queen and the Prince Consort rode from Deeside to Strathspey on 4 Sept. 1864. (See Alvie.) In the great flood of Aug. 1829 the Feshie did enormous damage, and rose at the romantic old bridge of Invereshie to a height of 25 feet above its ordinary level.—Ord. Sur., shs. 64, 74, 1874-77. See chap. xii. of Sir Thomas Dick Lauder's Moray Floods (3d ed. 1873).

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