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The Linn Of Quoich

The Linn Of Quoich

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1866


Item number: 9

Length: 9.9

Width: 8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"About a couple of miles below Mar Lodge is the Linn of Quoich. It is one of those powerful streams that tumble down from the Cairngorum mountains, and the cataract is formed by a succession of percipitous ledges. The schist rock is perforated in many places by the whirling waters into deep circular holes, from the appearance of which it has received its name - Quoich or Quaich - signifying a drinking cup. The beautiful clearness of the waters of this stream is noticeable, and causes the pools on the river to look deceitfully shallow, from the pebbles being so distinctly seen even at a depth of 10 or 12 feet."

Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery' by G W Wilson

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