NS5651 : Picketlaw Reservoir

near to Eaglesham, East Renfrewshire, Great Britain

Picketlaw Reservoir
Picketlaw Reservoir
Picketlaw Reservoir or Picket Loch (2 x 1 furl.) as it used to be known, took its name after the nearby the Picket Law where Covenanters kept watch for Government Troops during their conventicles on the moors. Picketlaw is the largest of a chain of lochs including High Dam LinkExternal link and Mid Dam LinkExternal link . Water was drawn-off from the north-east into the Linn Burn with dams and sluices to supply both the cotton and corn mills situated in the Orry LinkExternal link LinkExternal link . A memorial LinkExternal link to Covenanters Robert Lockhart and Gabriel Thomson who were shot as they returned from a coventicle in 1685, stands in the churchyard of Eaglesham Parish Church LinkExternal link .
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2009
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Friday, 7 August, 2009   (more nearby)
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Friday, 7 August, 2009
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Reservoir > Reservoir   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 566 513 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:44.0605N 4:17.1206W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 569 514
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