Loch Lomond

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Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond, looking south from Ben Lomond.jpg
Loch Lomond, luikin soothward frae Ben Lomond
Loch Lomond is locatit in Scotland
Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond
LocationWast Dunbartonshire/Argyll and Bute/Stirling, Scotland
Coordinates56°05′N 4°34′W / 56.083°N 4.567°W / 56.083; -4.567Coordinates: 56°05′N 4°34′W / 56.083°N 4.567°W / 56.083; -4.567
Teepfreshwater loch, ribbon loch, dimictic
Primary inflowsEndrick Water, Fruin Water, River Falloch
Primar ootflowsRiver Leven
Catchment aurie696 km2 (269 sq mi)
Basin kintrasScotland
Max. lenth36.4 km (22.6 mi)[1]
Max. weenth8 km (5.0 mi)[2]
Surface aurie71 km2 (27.5 sq mi)[1]
Max. deepth153 m (502 ft)[3] to create a narrow, fjord-like finger lake. Further south the glaciers were able to spread across the softer Lowland sandstone, leading to a wider body of water that is rarely more than 30 m deep. In the period following the Loch Lomond Readvance the sea level rose, and for several periods Loch Lomond was connected to the sea, with shorelines identified at 13, 12 and 9 metres above sea level (the current loch lies at 8 m above sea level).[3]
Watter vollum2.6 km3 (0.62 cu mi)
Residence time1.9 years
Surface elevation7.9 m (26 ft)[3]
FrozenLast partial freezing: 2010[4]
Last complete freezin:
Islands60 (Inchcailloch, Inchmurrin, Inchfad)
Sections/sub-basinsnorth basin, sooth basin
SettlementsBalloch, Ardlui, Balmaha, Luss, Rowardennan, Tarbet
Designatit5 January 1976
Reference no.73[5]

Loch Lomond (/ˈlɒx ˈlmənd/; Scots Gaelic: Loch Laomainn) is a freshwatter loch in Scotland that lies athort the Hieland Boundary Fault, aften seen as the boundary atween the lawlands o Central Scotland and the Hielands.[1] Traditionally makkin up pairt o the boundary atween the coonties o Stirlingshire an Dunbartonshire, Loch Lomond is split atween the cooncil auries o Stirling, Argyll and Bute an Wast Dunbartonshire. Its soothren shores ur aboot 23 kilometre (14 mi) northwast o the centre o Glesga, the maist muckle city in Scotland.[2] The Loch maks up pairt o the Loch Lomond an The Trossachs Naitional Pairk that wis creatit in 2002.

It is the lairgest loch in Great Breetain bi surface area an conteens monie islands includin Inchmurrin. Inchmurrian itsel is the lairgest fresh watter island in the Breetish Isles. Loch Lomond is a popular place for leisur activities an is featurt in the weel kent sang The Bonnie Banks o Loch Lomond.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tom Weir. The Scottish Lochs. pp. 33-43. Published by Constable and Company, 1980. ISBN 0-09-463270-7
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ordnance Survey 1:50000 Landranger Map. Sheet 56. Loch Lomond an Inverary.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Loch Lomond - A Landscape Fashioned by Geology" (in Inglis). Scottish Natural Heritage. Archived frae the original on 8 Julie 2016. Retrieved 16 Apryle 2018.
  4. "Loch Lomond iced over. - Images - David R Mitchell Archive" [Loch Lomond icet ower]. davidrmitchell.photoshelter.com (in Inglis). Retrieved 7 Apryle 2018.
  5. "Loch Lomond". Ramsar Sites Information Service (in Inglis). Retrieved 25 Apryle 2018.