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On tne west the Carse of Gowrie appears in all
its richness, with the Tay sweeping round its sou-
thern side, and the hills bounding it on the north.
To the north of these, and greatly west, are the
hills of Perthshire, and in the midst of them the"
towering height of Shahaillion. Nearest, on the
north, are the Seidlaw hills, and, at an opening on
the west and east of these, the blue Grampians
bound the prospect. The whole level country is
in high cultivation, and elegantly studded with
many beautiful mansion houses. The Dighty is
^een nearly from its source to the mouth, with
bleaching grounds and mills of every description,
SlII supplied from its waters.
In digging round the Law, in every direction
great quanties of human bones have been found ;
many a bloody battle must therefore have been
fought round its base. The very appearance of the
place shews that it must have been of great strength,
and this is most clearly ascertained by the top being
of different materials from the main body of the
hill, and having been at one time surrounded with
a regular Wall of vitrified rock. On the ruins of
these vitrified rocks there has been built, at a later
period, a fort composed of dry stones, without any
cement. This fort is about 40 yards long, from
north to south, and 25 in breadth, from east to
west, within the walls. There are remains of
round towers at each angle, and of an outer ram-
part along the edge the hill. This rampart is
strongest on the east, where the entry was, through
a long narrow passage winding among turrets, and
gassing into the body of the place, at the middle

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