River Tromie

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River Tromie near Kingussie

The River Tromie (Scottish Gaelic: Tromaidh / Abhainn Tromaidh) is a right bank tributary of the River Spey in northeast Scotland. It emerges from the northern end of Loch an t-Seilich within the Gaick Forest and flows northwards, then northwestwards down through Glen Tromie to Bhran Cottage where it turns to the north-northeast. It is bridged by the B970 road at Tromie Bridge near Drumguish and flows a further 1.25 miles (2 km) northwest to meet the Spey near Lynchat.

Loch an t-Seilich is fed by the Allt Loch an Duin which arises at Loch an Duin and passes through Loch Bhrodainn on its way north to Loch an t-Seilich, being joined on its right by the Allt Gharbh Ghaig before it does so.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name 'Tromie' is an anglicisation of the Gaelic word for 'elder tree'.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 scale Landranger map sheet 35 Kingussie and 42 Loch Rannoch
  2. ^ Ross, D. 2001 Scottish Place-names, Birlinn, Edinburgh

Coordinates: 57°05′N 4°00′W / 57.083°N 4.000°W / 57.083; -4.000