History and facts about Loch Lomond, Argyll, Scottish Highlands
Loch Lomond is the largest fresh water Loch in Great Britain which can boast of the most spectacular scenery and natural splendour. It gracefully stretches for 39 kilo meters with the southern end of the Loch, near its outlet, being host to numerous wooded islands. The southern part of Loch Lomond is fairly shallow and is crossed by the Highland Boundary Fault line. The northern end is overlooked by Ben Lomond which stands a majestic 961 m high.
There has always been controversy over exactly how many islands there are in Loch Lomond, for there are varying definitions of what constitutes an island. The most popular islands to visit are:-
Inchcailloch was the burying place of the Clan MacGregor. Among the grave stones are two old stones to a MacGregor and to a MacFarlane, Gregor MacGregor 1623 and Duncan MacFarlane 1783. The latter bears the slogan Loch Sloy. Gregor McGregor was clan chief and an uncle of Rob Roy MacGregor
Inchconnachan (Colquhoun's Island)
In the summer Inchconnachan's little bays and inlets attract yachts, cruisers, and day trippers who picnic on their shores which is said to be the most beautiful place on Loch Lomond. Wallabys were once released onto the island and some of their ancestors still frequent the place! You may even be lucky to see one?
Loch Lomond is steeped in history, myth and legend and when you visit, you will fall in love with its beauty like so many people have done before you.