Holy Loch, S.W. Scotland.

This evening, I am posting information on Holy Loch.

The Holy Loch is a Sea Loch, a part of the Cowal peninsula coast of the Firth of Clyde, in S.W. Scotland. Dimensions are: one mile wide and two-three miles long dependent on tidal conditions.

The “Holy Loch” name is believed to date from the 6th century, when Saint Munn landed there after leaving Ireland. Kilmun Parish Church and Argyll Mausoleum is said to stand where Saint Munn’s church was once located.

During World War II, the loch was used as a British Royal Navy submarine base. From 1961–1992, it was used as a United States Navy Polaris and Poseidon nuclear submarine base.

Video clip of Holy Loch and Firth of Clyde

Harmony of the Holy Loch

A land of rainbows

Arching over sea and mountains

A land as Nature intended

With cormorants, curlews, Whimbrel, Turnstone,

Oyster Catchers, Herring Gulls,

Gannets and Herons

Populating the skies,

While the Loch Harbours

Seals and dolphins,

Eider Ducks, Tufted Ducks,

Teal, Wigeon, Dab Chicks

Red-Breasted Mergansers

And graceful Swans

And in it’s depths

Mackerel, Trout, Mullet,

Cod, Dog Fish and Conger

All with a hinter land of

Thick forests, autumn fruits

Red squirrels, Midnight owls

Wild flowers, dainty bluebells.

Haughty foxgloves

Hardy heather and thyme

A land of mystical mist

Of sunsets and moonscapes

Of starlight and untamed evensong

Our precious corner

of this beautiful ancient land.

Dunoon and Holy Loch, Scotland

Holy Loch from Kilmun