Carron  Ross and Cromarty


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Carron like this:

Carron, a small river of SW Ross-shire. It rises near the central watershed of the county, not far from Luibgargan Inn, gathers its head-streams into Loch Scaven, runs about 14 miles south-westward, expands at one part into Loch Doule, and falls into the head of Loch Carron. Its vale is mainly a highland glen, but has patches of cultivated ground along its bottom, and much excellent pasture on its flanks; its waters are much increased in volume by tributary streams, and are wellstocked with salmon and with large sea-trout- Skene identifies the 'Itys' of Ptolemy with the Carron.

Carron through time

Carron is now part of Highland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Highland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Carron itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Carron, in Highland and Ross and Cromarty | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd April 2024

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