Did You Know?
- Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond is the largest expanse of fresh water in Britain (measuring 27.5 square miles) but at 22.6 miles long it is only the third longest loch in Scotland (Lochs Awe and Ness are longer).
Loch Lomond is the third deepest loch in Scotland (after Lochs Morar and Loch Ness).
It is 5 miles wide at its broadest point.
There are 30 islands, three of them inhabited.
The song "The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond" was written in 1746 by a homesick Jacobite incarcerated in Carlisle jail.
Ben Lomond is 3192 feet (973 metres) high and is the most southerly of the "Munros" (the 284 peaks over 3,000 feet).
There are more species of fish in the loch than any other in Scotland, including the "powan" which may be descended from salt-water herring marooned there after the last ice age.
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