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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 840 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LOCHABER, a district of southern Inverness-shire, Scotland, western side of Loch Fyne. Pop. (1901) 1313. The herring-bounded W. by Loch Linnhe, the river and loch Lochy, N. by fishery is the chief industry, but there is some weaving of woollens the Corryarrick range and adjoining hills, N.E. and E. by the and, in summer, a considerable influx of visitors. ARDRISHAIG district of Badenoch, S.E. by the district of Rannoch and S. by (pop. 1285), a seaport on the west of the mouth of Loch Gilp, is the river and loch Leven. It measures 32 M. from N.E. to S.W. the east terminus of the Crinan Canal. It is the place of tranship-and 25 M. from E. to W., and is remarkable for wild and romantic ment from the large Glasgow passenger steamers to the small scenery, Ben Nevis being the chief mountain. The district has craft built for the navigation of the canal. It is an important given its name to a celebrated type of axe, consisting of a long harbour in connexion with the Loch Fyne herring-fishery, and shaft with a blade like a scythe and a large hook behind it, which, there is also a distillery. During the summer there is a coach according to Sir Walter Scott, was introduced into the Highlands service to Ford at the lower end of Loch Awe. and Ireland from Scandinavia. It was the weapon of the old City LOCHMABEN, a royal and police burgh of Dumfriesshire, Guard of Edinburgh. The pathetic song of "Lochaber no more" Scotland, 8 m. N.E. of Dumfries, with a station on the Caledonian was written by Allan Ramsay. railway company's branch from Dumfries to Locherbie. Pop.
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