Oich  Inverness Shire


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Oich like this:

Oich, a loch and a rivulet of Kilmonivaig and Boleskine parishes, in the Great Glen, Inverness-shire. Lying 105 feet above sea-level, between Lochs Ness and Lochy, the lake has a length from SSW to NNE of 3 7/10 miles, whilst its breadth varies between 1 and 2 ¼ furlongs. ...

It forms the summit-level of the Caledonian Canal navigation; is gemmed with two wooded islets, and encircled by verdant banks and picturesque hills; receives, on its western side, the tribute of the Garry; and at Invergarry commands a romantic vista view into Glengarry. Its waters are so stored with salmon, trout, and pike, as to afford prime sport to anglers. The rivulett, issuing from the foot of the lake, runs 6¾ miles north-north-eastward to Loch Ness (50 feet) at Fort Augustus. It is flanked by low rocky heath-clad hills, and yields capital salmon and trout fishing.—Ord. Sur., shs. 63, 73, 1873-78.

Oich through time

Oich is now part of Highland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Highland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Oich itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Oich, in Highland and Inverness Shire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st May 2024

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