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Underwater world re-emerges from beneath the waves after low water levels in Highland reservoir Loch Glascarnoch expose long stretches of the old Dingwall-Ullapool road, as well as two bridges and croft house ruins


By Philip Murray

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THE depths of a Highland loch have been giving up their secrets once again – after the water level in Loch Glascarnoch fell so low that the old road, bridges and even croft ruins emerged from below the waves.

The loch, a man-made reservoir which was flooded in Ross-shire back in the 1950s, is currently much lower than normal after a drier than usual spring – despite being full to the brim after the winter months.

The receding shoreline has seen long stretches of the old main road between Dingwall and Ullapool slowly emerge from the depths – with sections totalling more than two kilometres now exposed, complete with old passing places still clearly visible.

And water levels have fallen low enough that not one, but two of the road's old stone bridges have found themselves back in the daylight.

Old stone boundary walls, and even the outline of what appears to be a former croft house swamped by the reservoir, have also re-emerged as the summer has progressed.

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