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TITLE
Loch Lomond
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_262_P167
PLACENAME
Loch Lomond
DATE OF IMAGE
1805
PERIOD
1800s
CREATOR
J M W Turner
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31066
KEYWORDS
lochs
animals
glaciers
geography
hills
mountains
islands
Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond has an area of almost 28 square miles which makes it the largest freshwater inland loch in Britain. In terms of volume it is second only to Loch Ness.

The loch is the only major loch to cross the Highland Fault Line. It was formed by glaciers during the Ice Age which carved out a narrow path through the hard rocks in the north and a wider basin through the softer rocks in the south. The highest mountain around the loch is Ben Lomond, which is the most southerly Munro.

Before the formation of Scotland, Loch Lomond was the junction between the three Kingdoms of Dalriada, Strathclyde and Pictland.

There are approximately 37 islands in the loch, some of which are covered and uncovered by changing water levels. Wildlife in and around the loch includes deer, golden eagles and numerous fish species. The most unusual animal found on Loch Lomond is the red-necked wallaby. A colony of them is found on one of the larger islands. They were intended for a planned wildlife park but the plans were scrapped.

This landscape is taken from 'An Excursion to the Highlands of Scotland and the English Lakes, with recollections, descriptions and references to historical facts', by Joseph Mawman

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Loch Lomond

1800s

lochs; animals; glaciers; geography; hills; mountains; islands

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Loch Lomond has an area of almost 28 square miles which makes it the largest freshwater inland loch in Britain. In terms of volume it is second only to Loch Ness.<br /> <br /> The loch is the only major loch to cross the Highland Fault Line. It was formed by glaciers during the Ice Age which carved out a narrow path through the hard rocks in the north and a wider basin through the softer rocks in the south. The highest mountain around the loch is Ben Lomond, which is the most southerly Munro.<br /> <br /> Before the formation of Scotland, Loch Lomond was the junction between the three Kingdoms of Dalriada, Strathclyde and Pictland.<br /> <br /> There are approximately 37 islands in the loch, some of which are covered and uncovered by changing water levels. Wildlife in and around the loch includes deer, golden eagles and numerous fish species. The most unusual animal found on Loch Lomond is the red-necked wallaby. A colony of them is found on one of the larger islands. They were intended for a planned wildlife park but the plans were scrapped.<br /> <br /> This landscape is taken from 'An Excursion to the Highlands of Scotland and the English Lakes, with recollections, descriptions and references to historical facts', by Joseph Mawman