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Loch Rusky
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Location Perthshire, Scotland
Coordinates 56°12′09″N 4°14′01″W / 56.20250°N 4.23361°W / 56.20250; -4.23361Coordinates: 56°12′09″N 4°14′01″W / 56.20250°N 4.23361°W / 56.20250; -4.23361
Type loch
Basin countries Scotland

Loch Rusky is a small freshwater loch near Callander in the Stirling council area in Scottish Highlands.

Geography

The lake lies in the Registration County of Perthshire. The loch lies to the east of the Mentieth Hills, about 6 km northeast of the Port of Menteith. The Torrie Forest extends over Lennieston Muir to the east.

Toponymy

The name Rusky derives from the Gaelic Loch an Rusgaidh, meaning "Lake of the Shearing"or "Lake of the Turf/Peat".

Fishing

Loch Rusky is well-known since the 19th century for a good stock of pike and perch.

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