Written by Lord Byron it was included in his "Hours of Idleness" (1807). Byron spent part of his early life near Loch na Garr, which together with Ben Mcacdhui, Cairntoul and Cairngorm, from the the Cairngorm range of mountains, rising at the meeting of the Shires of Inverness, Banff and Aberdeen. It's height is approximately 3,777 feet (1,151 m). Byron described Loch na Garr as 'certainly one of the most sublime and picturesque among our Caledonian alps'. The air was composed by Mrs Patrick Gibson (1786-1838) of Edinburgh, who also ran a boarding-school for ladies.
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