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wards, 11 of between £100 and £500. Tarbolton is in
the presbytery of Ayr and the synod of Glasgow and
Ayr ; the living is worth £460. The present parish
comprises the ancient parish of Tarbolton and the larger
part of the parish of Barnwell. Ancient Tarbolton was
twice subjected to the monks of Fail, yet did not remain
with them, but continued to be an independent rectory ;
and in 1429 it was erected into a prebend or canonry of
Glasgow Cathedral. Barnwell, however, was a vicarage
of the monks of Fail ; and in 1653 it was annexed partly
to Tarbolton, and partly to Craigie. Its church, which
stood near an old castle of the same name, was then
allowed to go to ruin. A chapel of ease was built at
Annbank in 1871 ; and two public schools, Annbank
and Tarbolton, with respective accommodation for 469
and 324 children, had (1884) an average attendance of
400 and 213, and grants of £325, 3s. 6d. and £187, Is.
Valuation (1860) £14,474, (1885) £21,552, 5s. 7d., plus
£5908 for railway. Pop. (1801) 1766, (1831) 2274,
(1861) 2669, (1871) 3219, (1881) 3599.— Ord. Sur., shs.
14, 22, 1863-65.
Tarff Water, a stream of Boleskine and Abertarff
parish, Inverness-shire, formed by two head-streams at
an altitude of 1000 feet, and running 5J miles north-
by-westward to Loch Ness (50 feet) at Fort Augustus. —
Ord. Sur., shs. 63, 73, 1873-78.
Tarff Water and Station. See Tongland.
Tarfside. See Lochlee.
Tarf Water, a dark, troutful stream of Blair Athole
parish, N Perthshire, rising close to the Inverness-shire
border at an altitude of 2692 feet, and running 11 J miles
east-by-southward along a wild rocky glen, till, after a
total descent of 1200 feet, it unites with a lesser stream to
form the Tilt. About 15 yards above the meeting of the
waters was a deep and dangerous ford, Poll Tarff, whose
passage by the Queen, on 9 Oct. 1861, forms the subject
of a well-known picture by Carl Haag, and which now is
-spanned by the Bedford Memorial Bridge (1885).
Tarf, Water of, a trout-stream of Lochlee parish, N
Forfarshire, rising close to the Aberdeenshire border at
an altitude of 2100 feet, and running 7§ miles south-
south-eastward, till, after a descent of 1420 feet, it falls
into the North Esk, A mile below Tarfside village. —
Ord. Sur., sh. 66, 1871.
Tarland, a village and a parish of Aberdeenshire.
The village, lying, 440 feet above sea-level, on the left
bank of Tarland Burn, is 5J miles NNW of Aboyne
station, 16 SW of Aboyne, and 31 W of Aberdeen, under
which it has a post office, with money order, savings'
bank, and telegraph departments. A burgh of barony,
it has also branches of the Union and Aberdeen Town
and County Banks, two hotels, a cafe and reading-room,
and fairs on 5 Jan. (if a Wednesday, otherwise on the
preceding Wednesday), the second and the last Wednes-
day of Feb. o. s. , the first Wednesday of May and the
Wednesday after 26 May, the Friday after St Sairs
(Wednesday after last Tuesday of June), the second
Wednesday after first Tuesday of Oct. o. s., and 22 Nov.
(if a Tuesday, otherwise on the Tuesday and Wednesday
following). Pop. (1861) 316, (1871) 315, (1881) 374.
The parish, comprising the ancient parishes of Tar-
land and Migvie, consists of four separate portions, and
has a total area of 27£ square miles or 17,381J acres. —
The portion containing Tarland village is bounded N by
Leochel and Cushnie, E and S by Coull, and W by
Logie-Coldstone. Its utmost length, from N to S, is
3§ miles ; its utmost breadth is 3J miles ; and its area is
47191 acres. Tarland Burn drains it towards the river
Dee ; and its highest point is Sockaugh or Cushnie
Hill (2032 feet), at the meeting-point of Tarland,
Leochel, and Logie-Coldstone parishes. — The second
portion, containing Migvie church, 3| miles WNW of
Tarland village, is bounded N by Towie and on all
other sides by Logie-Coldstone. Its utmost length,
from NNW to SSE, is 2§ miles ; its breadth varies
between 1 and If mile ; and its area is 1969| acres.
It likewise is drained towards the Dee by Tarland Burn,
and its surface rises north-north-westward from 600 to
1500 feet.— The third or Deskry-side portion of Migvie,
7 miles NW of Tarland village, is bounded N by Glen-
bucket and Strathdon (detached), E by Towie, SE by
Logie-Coldstone, and W and NW by Strathdon. Its
utmost length, from N by E to S by W, is 3| miles ; its
breadth varies between 5 furlongs and If mile ; and its
area is 2398f acres. Deskry Water winds 5J miles
north-eastward, north-north-eastward, and west-south-
westward — for If mile across the interior, hut elsewhere
along the Logie-Coldstone and Strathdon boundaries —
till it falls into the Don, which itself winds 3| miles
north-north-eastward and east-south-eastward along all
the north-western and northern boundary. The surface
here ranges in altitude between 750 and 1250 feet. — The
fourth or Donside portion of Tarland, 13 miles WNW
of Tarland village and 18 SSW of Rhyme, is bounded
NW by Eirkmichael in Banffshire and on all other sides
by Strathdon. Its utmost length, from WNW to ESE,
is 6£ miles ; its breadth varies between J mile and 4J
miles ; and its area is 8293j acres. Ernan Water runs
7J miles east-south-eastward to the Don, which here
winds 5 J miles east-north-eastward along all the southern
boundary ; and the surface rises west-north-westward
from 1000 to 2553 feet. Granite is the predominant
rock ; and the soil of the arable lands is clayey or loamy.
Scarce a vestige remains of Migvie Castle, a seat of the
Earls of Mar, near Migvie church ; but in the church-
yard and on the Eirkhill are three sculptured stones.
There is a Picts' house on Mill of Migvie farm, and
another at Culsh ; and several stone cists have been
found on the farm of the Meadow ; but a good many
cairns and stone circles have been almost wholly re-
moved. Mansions are Tarland Lodge, Tillypronie,
Hopewell, Candacraig, Edinglassie, Skellater, and Inver-
ernan (the last four all in the Donside portion of Tar-
land) ; and there is one estate with a gross rental of
over £2000, besides 7 with a rental of between £390
and £625. Giving off its westernmost portion to Cok-
garfp quoad sacra parish, Tarland and Migvie is in
the presbytery of Kincardine O'Neil and the synod
of Aberdeen ; the living is worth £2S5 (16 chalders).
Tarland church is a good Gothic structure, built in
1870 at a cost of £2300. Migvie church, built
about 1777, contains 250 sittings, and is served on
the afternoon of every second Sunday. There is a Free
church of Tarland ; and two public schools, Migvie
and Tarland, with respective accommodation for 65 and
193 children, had (18S4) an average attendance of 39
and 122, and grants of £31, Is. 6d. and £107, 2s.
Valuation (1860) £4539, (1885) £7262, 10s. Pop. (1801)
922, (1S31) 1074, (1861) 1246, (1871) 1275, (1881) 1173,
of whom 1051 were in the ecclesiastical parish. — Ord.
Sur., shs. 76, 75, 1874-76.
Tarlogie. See Tain.
Tarradale. See Urquhaet and Logie-Wester.
Tarransay. See Taeansat.
Tarras Water, a trout-stream of Eskdale, E Dum-
friesshire, rising at an altitude of 174S feet on Harts-
garth Fell, close to the Roxburghshire border, and
running 11 miles south-south-westward through or
along the border of Ewes, Canonbie, and Langholm
parishes, till, after a descent of 600 feet, it falls into
the Esk at a point 2J miles SSE of the town of Lang-
holm. It has a very rugged channel and romantic
banks. So impetuous is its course, and so obstructed
by rocks, that any person whom it might sweep away is
in less danger of being drowned than of being dashed
to pieces. Hence the old doggerel :
( Was ne'er ane drowned in Tarras, nor yet in doubt,
For ere the head can win down, the harns are out.'
Another old rhyme, which celebrates the localities in
Liddesdale and Eskdale most noted for game, gives
prominent importance to the Tarras :
' Bilhope-braes for bucks and raes,
And Carit-haugh for swine,
And Tarras for the good bull-trout,
If he be ta'en in time.'
' The bucks and roes, as well as the old swine, ' says Sir
Walter Scott, in a note to the Lay of the Last Minstrel,

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