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River : River Deveron
10th Longest River in Scotland
The river has its source in the Ladder Hills
between Glenbuchat and the Cabrach, part of the Grampian range. It
begins as a small highland stream among peaty and heather covered
country before leaving the hills and entering the rolling lowlands
of fertile farmland. The two main streams in its upper course are
the Alt Deveron and the Black Water. Some 17 miles downstream from
the river's source, the river passes through the town of Huntly,
where it is joined by its tributary, the River Bogie.
The name Deveron is derived from the Gaelic word da-abluinn, meaning
double river, a reference to its two main streams. The Deveron is
"the dark-rolling stream Duvranna" of James Macpherson's Ossian.
Four miles further downstream the Deveron's second tributary, the
River Isla flows in from the northwest. From this point on the
Deveron becomes a mature river, pursuing a winding course through
Turriff and finally flowing into the Moray Firth between the twin
towns of Banff and Macduff.