River Teith

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River Teith
River
Axel Teith 01.jpg
Castle Pool, 2 km downstream from Doune
Country Scotland
Mouth River Forth
Length 113 km (70 mi)

The River Teith is a river in Scotland, which is formed from the confluence of two smaller rivers, the Garbh Uisge (River Leny) and Eas Gobhain at Callander, Stirlingshire. It flows into the River Forth near Drip north-west of Stirling.

Etymology[edit]

The name comes from the Scottish Gaelic Uisge Theamhich, which translates into English as the "quiet and pleasant water".[1]

Course[edit]

The Teith is formed from the confluence of two smaller rivers: one from Loch Venachar, the Eas Gobhain which translates as "the smith's cascade", and one from Loch Lubnaig - Garbh Uisge which translates as "the rough water". The river flows through Callander and is joined by the Keltie Water a mile south of Keltie Bridge. The Teith continues to Deanston and Doune where the Ardoch Burn meets it, before its confluence with the (smaller) Forth upstream of Stirling.[1]

Importance[edit]

The Teith is renowned for its fishing and for the splendid arched bridge ½ mile southwest of Doune.

Confluence of Ardoch with Teith, 3 km downstream from Doune

The Deanston Distillery near Doune uses the Teith to supply water for the manufacture of Deanston Single Malt Whisky.

The 'Brig o' Teith' was constructed in 1535 by Robert Spittal, a Royal tailor to Mary Queen of Scots. According to Charles Roger in 'A Week at Bridge of Allan 1851', a ferryman refused Spittal passage across the Teith as he did not have his purse and could not pay. The bridge was built in retaliation.[2]

Coordinates: 56°08′N 3°59′W / 56.133°N 3.983°W / 56.133; -3.983

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b MacKay, Moray S.(1953). Doune Historical Notes, p. 104. Forth Naturalist and Historian Board ISBN 0950696250.
  2. ^ "The Forth Naturalist and Historian vol. 22 p. 143". 

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