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Strathmore

Strathmore (străthmôrˈ) [key], valley, c.55 mi (90 km) long and 5 to 10 mi (8–16 km) wide, Angus and Perth and Kinross, E central Scotland, running from northeast to southwest between the Grampians and the Sidlaw Hills. It has some of Scotland's best farmland, producing oats, barley, and hay. The name is sometimes applied to the depression across central Scotland (c.100 mi/160 km long) formed by a great fault in the earth's crust.

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