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The Roman name for northern Britain, later applied poetically or rhetorically to Scotland, as in Scott's The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805), ‘O Caledonia! stern and wild’.

Caledonian Canal a system of lochs and canals crossing Scotland from Inverness on the east coast to Fort William on the west. Built by Thomas Telford, it was opened in 1822. It traverses the Great Glen, part of its length being formed by Loch Ness.

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