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Foyers, Highland

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Foyers, Highland

Foyers (from the Scottish Gaelic, Foithir, meaning a shelving slope) is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the east shore of Loch Ness. The village is situated on the B852, part of the Military Road built by General George Wade, 10 miles northeast of Fort Augustus. Foyers is also the name of the river which runs nearby into the Loch, which has two waterfalls, one of 27 metres and the other 9 metres, known as the Falls of Foyers.
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyInverness-shire
OS GridNH4920
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Population276 (1971)

Other names by which Foyers, Highland has been known in the past

Falls Of Foyers ~ Fechlin ~ Foher ~ Foyers Falls Of ~ Fyers

Foyers, Highland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Foyers, Falls of, near mouth of river Foyers, on E. side of Loch Ness, Inverness-shire; the lower fall was pronounced by Professor Wilson to be "the most magnificent cataract in Britain;" the River Foyers flows 9 miles N. to Loch Ness, 10½ miles NE. of Fort Augustus; on the right bank, at its mouth (on the site of the "General's Hut"), is Foyers Hotel, with steamboat jetty; on the left bank is Foyers House.

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