Loch Morie, Alness

Grid reference

NH 530 760 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

253000 876000





Altitude (metres)




Nearby places

Tobar Mhuire, Alness, by Loch Morie (0.59 miles)

Cille Mhuire, Alness, Kildermorie (0.89 miles)

Kildermorie, settlement, Alness (1.39 miles)

Kildermorie Lodge, Alness (1.45 miles)

Gleann Mhuire, glen, Alness (1.68 miles)

Object Classification


Is linear feature?



In 1726 it was recorded that 'In general they say the river [the River Glass, formerly 'Auld Graindt or Ugly Burn'] is not sonsy, nor yet the loch from which it comes being Loch Glaish 3 miles in lenth. Apparitions they report to be seen about it and that called the Waterhorse. But they think the water is sanctifyed by bringing water to it from Lochmoire which Alness River runs. This Loch, which is 2 m. long, 5 m. from the church to N.W. owes its sanctity to a chappell at the W. end of it dedicated of old to the V. Mary. It lyes in a little glen called Glenmoir or Kildermory; all the rent of which Glen would have made but a scrimpt subsistence for the priest, but the hideous remote situation of the place has probably made it be resorted to in pilgrimage' (Geog. Coll. i, 212-13).

Relationships with other parishes

Within Alness, parish