Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Spey

Spey, river; rises 8 miles E. of N. end of Loch Lochy, Inverness-shire, and flows E. and NE. through Inverness-shire and Elginshire and along border of Banffshire to the Moray Firth at Kingston between Lossiemouth and Portknockie; length, 107 miles; area of basin, 1300 square miles; is the most rapid river in Scotland, ranks next to the Tay in point of length and volume of water, and ranks next the Tay and the Tweed in the area of its drainage basin and in the importance of its salmon fisheries.

(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "river"   (ADL Feature Type: "rivers")
Administrative units: Inverness Shire ScoCnty
Place: Spey

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