Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Douglas

Douglas, a burn in Yarrow parish, Selkirkshire, rising, at an altitude of 2000 feet above sea-level, on Blackhouse Heights, contiguous to the Peeblesshire border, and running 6 miles east-south-eastward and south-south-eastward, till, 2 miles below Blackhouse Tower, it falls into Yarrow Water, at a point 1½ mile E by N of the foot of St Mary's Loch. With a fall of 1200 feet, it traverses a deep and gloomy glen (hence its name dubh-ghlas, 'dark grey'), and teems with capital trout of about ½ lb. weight.—Ord. Sur., shs. 24,16,1864.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

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Feature Description: "a burn"   (ADL Feature Type: "streams")
Administrative units: Yarrow ScoP       Peebles Shire ScoCnty       Selkirkshire ScoCnty

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