Megget Water

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Not to be confused with the nearby Meggat Water which is a tributary of the Border Esk.
The Megget Reservoir and Megget Water, Selkirkshire

Megget Water is a river in the parish of Yarrow, Selkirkshire in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland. The Water rises at Broad Law (2,760 ft), passes through Megget Reservoir and empties into St Mary's Loch. Places in the vicinity include Cappercleuch, Craigierig, Cramalt Tower, the Glengaber Burn, Meggethead Farm.

The Megget area, formerly a parish united with Lyne, Scottish Borders, is of geological and archaeological interest, through stone artifacts at Henderland in the lower Megget valley (now in Wilton Lodge Museum, Hawick), and discoveries of gold.

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  • NMS (1992d), 'Megget Water (Yarrow parish):cup-marked stone', Discovery Excav Scot, page 7
  • Scottish Journal of Geology (The Geological Society): R.J.Chapman, R.C.Leake, J.D,Floyd: Regional variation in gold mineralization in the vicinity of the Glengaber Burn, Scottish Borders
  • Proc Soc Antiq Scot, III, 1981, 401-429, Cramalt Tower:historical survey and excavations 1977-9, Alastair M T Maxwell-Irving

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Coordinates: 55°29′23″N 3°11′58″W / 55.4897°N 3.1994°W / 55.4897; -3.1994