LOCH ERICHT, a lake partly in Inverness-shire and partly in Perthshire, Scotland, lying between the districts of Badenoch on the N.
It receives many streams, and discharges at the south-western extremity by the Ericht.
Loch Laggan and Loch Ericht are the principal lakes, and the district is abundantly watered by the Spey and its numerous tributaries.
The longitudinal valleys, which run in the same general direction as the ridges - that is, north-east and south-west--have had their trend defined by geological structure, such as a line of dislocation (the Great Glen), or the plications of the rocks (Lochs Ericht, Tay and Awe, and most of the sea lochs of Argyllshire).
Other important longitudinal lakes are Lochs Tay, Awe, Ericht and Shiel.
BLAIRGOWRIE, a police burgh of Perthshire, Scotland, situated on the Ericht.
The town is entirely modern, and owes its progress to the water-power supplied by the Ericht for linen and jute factories.
On the left bank of the Ericht, opposite Blairgowrie, with which it is connected by a four-arched bridge, stands the town and police burgh of Rattray (pop. 2019), where there are flax and jute mills.
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