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TITLE
Loch Maree from the West
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JMSTRACHAN_234
PLACENAME
Loch Maree
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
CREATOR
JM Strachan
SOURCE
J I R Martin
ASSET ID
29076
KEYWORDS
loch maree
Loch Maree from the West

Loch Maree is a loch in Ross and Cromarty in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland. At 20 kilometres long and with a maximum width of 4 kilometres, it is the fourth largest freshwater loch in Scotland. Its surface area is 28.6 square kilometres (11.0 square miles).

Loch Maree contains five large wooded islands and over 25 smaller ones. Isle Maree has the remains of a chapel on it, believed to be the 7th Century hermitage of Saint Maol Rubha. The same island also contains ancient stands of oak and holly which have been linked with ancient Scottish druids. The waters of the loch were also thought to have curative effects, with being submerged in the water thought to be a cure for lunacy. All of the loch's islands are conservation areas.

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Loch Maree from the West

ROSS: Gairloch

loch maree

J I R Martin

Loch Maree is a loch in Ross and Cromarty in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland. At 20 kilometres long and with a maximum width of 4 kilometres, it is the fourth largest freshwater loch in Scotland. Its surface area is 28.6 square kilometres (11.0 square miles).<br /> <br /> Loch Maree contains five large wooded islands and over 25 smaller ones. Isle Maree has the remains of a chapel on it, believed to be the 7th Century hermitage of Saint Maol Rubha. The same island also contains ancient stands of oak and holly which have been linked with ancient Scottish druids. The waters of the loch were also thought to have curative effects, with being submerged in the water thought to be a cure for lunacy. All of the loch's islands are conservation areas.