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Loch Fithie
Location Angus, Scotland
Coordinates 56°39′4″N 2°50′1″W / 56.65111°N 2.83361°W / 56.65111; -2.83361Coordinates: 56°39′4″N 2°50′1″W / 56.65111°N 2.83361°W / 56.65111; -2.83361
Type freshwater loch
Primary inflows on the eastern shore
Primary outflows no outflow
Basin countries Scotland
Max. length 1.6 km (1 mi)
Max. width 140 m (150 yd)
Surface area 7.1 ha (18 acres)
Average depth 2.3 m (7.5 ft)
Max. depth 4.9 m (16 ft)
Water volume 200,000 m3 (7,000,000 cu ft)
Shore length1 1.4 km (0.87 mi)
Surface elevation 67 m (220 ft)
Islands 0
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Loch Fithie is a small, lowland freshwater loch lying approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Forfar, Scotland. It is approximately 800 m (2,600 ft) in length.

Survey

The loch was surveyed on 30 June 1903 by Sir John Murray and later charted as part of Murray's Bathymetrical Survey of Fresh-Water Lochs of Scotland 1897-1909.

History

To the northwest of the loch are the remains of the Augustinian Restenneth Priory. In 1954, a stone axe head was found during excavations of a gravel ridge at the loch.

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