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TITLE
Loch Eunick. Possibly Loch an Eilein
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_1475_P160
PLACENAME
Loch an Eilein
DISTRICT
Badenoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Alvie
DATE OF IMAGE
1804
PERIOD
1800s
CREATOR
G Garrard & T Medland
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31454
KEYWORDS
lochs
ruins
castles
ospreys
wildlife
forests
Loch Eunick. Possibly Loch an Eilein

Loch an Eilein is a small loch in the Rothiemurchus Forest about 3 miles south of Aviemore. The remains of a small 15th-century castle stand on a small island in the loch. The castle is said to have once been a stronghold of the Wolf of Badenoch.

It is also claimed that the last recorded osprey nested here before becoming extinct in Britain in the early 20th century. Ospreys are no longer extinct in Britain after a pair returned to Loch Garten in the 1950s. Numbers have grown ever since.

This engraving, from a painting by George Garrard, can be found in 'A Sporting Tour of the Northern Parts of England and great part of the Highlands of Scotland', by Colonel T Thornton

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Loch Eunick. Possibly Loch an Eilein

INVERNESS: Alvie

1800s

lochs; ruins; castles; ospreys; wildlife; forests

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Loch an Eilein is a small loch in the Rothiemurchus Forest about 3 miles south of Aviemore. The remains of a small 15th-century castle stand on a small island in the loch. The castle is said to have once been a stronghold of the Wolf of Badenoch.<br /> <br /> It is also claimed that the last recorded osprey nested here before becoming extinct in Britain in the early 20th century. Ospreys are no longer extinct in Britain after a pair returned to Loch Garten in the 1950s. Numbers have grown ever since.<br /> <br /> This engraving, from a painting by George Garrard, can be found in 'A Sporting Tour of the Northern Parts of England and great part of the Highlands of Scotland', by Colonel T Thornton