Megget Water

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The Megget Reservoir and Megget Water, Peeblesshire

The Megget Water is a river in Peeblesshire.

The Water rises on the southern slopes of Broad Law, the county’s highest point, and from here it takes its course south to the Magget Stone and then east. Past Meggett Head it enters the Megget Reservoir and having flowed out form the dam it heads east again and empties at last into St Mary's Loch, on the county's border with Selkirkshire.

Places in the vicinity include Cappercleuch, Craigierig, Cramalt Tower, the Glengaber Burn, Meggethead Farm.

The area is of geological and archaeological interest, through stone artifacts at Henderland in the civil parish of Yarrow (now in Wilton Lodge Museum, Hawick), and discoveries of gold.

Outside links


  • NMS (1992d), 'Megget Water (Yarrow parish):cup-marked stone', Discovery Excav Scot, page 7
  • Scottish Journal of Geology (The Geological Society}: R.J.Chapman, R.C.Leake, J.D,Floyd: Regional variation in gold mineralization in the vicinity of the Glengaber Burn, Scottish Borders
  • Proc Soc Antiq Scot, III, 1981, 401-429, Cramalt Tower:historical survey and excavations 1977-9, Alastair M T Maxwell-Irving