River Ericht

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Ericht, a river of NE Perthshire, formed near Strone House by the confluence of the Airdle and the Blackwater, and winding 10 miles south-eastward, mainly along the boundary between Blairgowrie and Rattray parishes, partly across Bendochy, till it falls into the Isla, 2¼ miles NNE of Coupar-Angus. During this course the ` ireful ' Ericht descends from 490 to 115 feet above sea-level; its bed is rocky, its current rapid and turbulent; and the scenery on its banks in many parts, particularly at Craighall and in the neighbourhood of Blairgowrie town, is singularly romantic. A splendid salmon stream before its waters were befouled by the works of Blairgowrie, it still contains a good abundance of trout, running from ½ lb. to 2 or even 3 lbs.-Ord Sur., sh. 56, 1870.

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