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Poll na Mìle Duirche

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Poll na Mìle Duirche - colloquially Stuffer's Pool - is a pool in the Dé between Victoria Bridge and Inverey on Mar Estate, Aberdeenshire

From Watson & Allan (1984) we learn, that Poll na Mìle Duirche - means pool of the dark mile, the dark-mile being the heavily wooded stretch of road between Inverey, and Corriemulzie - less heavily wooded now than in the past, when it really would have been a very dark mile indeed.

The colloquial name Stuffer's Pool is a reference to John Lamont the estate taxidermist (colloquially the stuffer) for more than 50 years, who fished the pool, and lived in Mealdarroch Cottage (the cottage between the pool, and Inverey) until his death in 1922.