Lake of Menteith Hotel and church.

This evening, I am reporting on Lake of Menteith in the Trossachs region of Scotland. Principal community at the Lake is Port of Menteith which is some thirty miles north of Glasgow in the West of Scotland. Information on the Lake as follows:

  • A Site of Special Scientific Interest and thus protected from development.
  • Well stocked with trout and popular with fishermen.
  • Famous as the only ‘lake’ in Scotland with all other water bodies designated as lochs.
  • Within the lake confines are three islands, the principal of which being Inchmahome on which is a ruined 12th century priory which is also a visitor attraction.

Inchmahome Priory

  • Inchmahome is accessed by small boat operated by Historic Environment Scotland.
  • The Lake and its environs, including the islands, is known for its flora and birdlife.
  • During severe winters the lake can freeze over. Bonspiels or curling tournaments have been held on the ice.

Curling on Lake of Menteith

  • At Port of Menteith is a lakeside hotel and church.

Trossachs from Inchmahome island.

Inchmahome island from Port of Menteith

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