Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Glenmore

Glenmore, a glen in Abernethy, Kincardine, and Duthil-Rothiemurchus parishes, E Inverness-shire, commencing among the Cairngorm Mountains, and embosoming pine-girt Loch Morlich (8 x 5 furl-; 1046 feet). out of which the Luineag winds 3½ miles west-north-westward, and then, as the Druie, 15/8 mile west-north-westward to the Spey, nearly opposite Aviemore station. The trees of the forest round Loch Morlich were sold in 1784 for £10,000 by the Duke of Gordon to Messrs Dodsworth & Osborne, wood-merchants, of Kingston-upon-Hull, and by them were nearly all felled, and floated down the Spey to Garmouth, at first in single logs, but afterwards in rafts. Many of them were so large as to measure from 18 to 20 feet in girth of bole; and several yielded planks of nearly 6 feet in breadth. A vast trade speedily sprang up, £40, 000 worth of timber being shipped in the course of a twelvemonth, besides what was used in local ship building The havoc then done has been in great measure repaired, several thousands of acres having been replanted since 1845.—Ord. Sur., sh 74,1877. See Sir Thomas Dick-Lander's edition of Gilpin's Forest Scenery (1834).

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

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Feature Description: "a glen"   (ADL Feature Type: "valleys")
Administrative units: Inverness Shire ScoCnty       Kincardineshire ScoCnty

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