River Fiddich

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Fiddich, a small river of Banffshire, rising in the S of Mortlach parish, on the NE slope of Corryhabbie Hill, at an altitude of 2300 feet, and 4½ miles SSE of Ben Rinnes. Thence it winds 18¾ miles north-north-eastward and north-westward, till, after a total descent of nearly 2000 feet, it falls into the river Spey at Craigellachie Junction. It is a capital trout and salmon stream; and its basin is partly an upland glen, partly a beautiful vale, bearing the name of Glenfiddich or Fiddichside, and is proverbially notable in its lower reaches for fertility. Dullan Water is its principal affluent; it traverses or bounds the parishes of Mortlach, Boharm, and Aberlour; and it flows by Auchindoun, Dufftown, and Balvenie, all three of which are noticed separately.—Ord. Sur., shs. 75, 85, 1876.

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