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TITLE
Loch Ussie and The Black Rock, Novar
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_U_8131048_P006
PLACENAME
Loch Ussie; Black Rock Gorge
DISTRICT
Dingwall
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
38329
KEYWORDS
gorges
ravines
rivers
lochs
Coinneach Odhar
seers
second sight
Loch Ussie and The Black Rock, Novar

Legend has it that Loch Ussie, near Dingwall, was where Kenneth MacKenzie, the Brahan Seer lived. It is said that when arrested for witchcraft he threw his oracle stone into the loch where it will one day be found inside a fish.

The Black Rock Gorge at Novar was carved by the River Glass as it flowed from Loch Glass to the Cromarty Firth. The narrow 70ft gorge is crossed by bridges in two places and is at the river mouth near Evanton.

This photograph is from the book 'Picturesque Ross-shire, Strathpeffer and Dingwall' published in Dingwall, circa 1900

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Loch Ussie and The Black Rock, Novar

ROSS

1900s

gorges; ravines; rivers; lochs; Coinneach Odhar; seers; second sight

Highland Libraries

Legend has it that Loch Ussie, near Dingwall, was where Kenneth MacKenzie, the Brahan Seer lived. It is said that when arrested for witchcraft he threw his oracle stone into the loch where it will one day be found inside a fish.<br /> <br /> The Black Rock Gorge at Novar was carved by the River Glass as it flowed from Loch Glass to the Cromarty Firth. The narrow 70ft gorge is crossed by bridges in two places and is at the river mouth near Evanton.<br /> <br /> This photograph is from the book 'Picturesque Ross-shire, Strathpeffer and Dingwall' published in Dingwall, circa 1900