Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Glenstrae

Glenstrae, a deep and sombre glen in Glenorchy and Innishail parish, Argyllshire, traversed by the Strae, which, rising at an altitude of 1250 feet above sea-level, runs 8½ miles south-westward to a confluence with the Orchy, 5 furlongs above the influx of the latter to Loch Awe at Kilchurn Castle. Down to 1604 it was the principal fastness of the clan Macgregor, who held it as vassals of the Earl of Argyll.—Ord., Sur., sh 45, 1876.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a deep and sombre glen"   (ADL Feature Type: "valleys")
Administrative units: Glenorchy and Innishail ScoP       Argyll ScoCnty

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