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 This evening, my theme is Scottish lochs of which there are some 32,000 of the freshwater variety plus may other sea lochs (fjords). Loch is invariably incorrectly pronounced ‘lock. The name is of Gaelic origin and means lake or body of water.

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This evening, I have chosen for my theme the topic of my favourite Scottish lochs (lakes). Scotland has many thousand lochs of which perhaps only a tiny minority regularly feature on the ‘tourist trail’ including such famous waterways as Loch Ness and Loch Lomond. My personal favourites, based on real world touring experiences, are listed below with appropriate images.
Scottish lochs offer a wide range of options for the visitor including fishing, boating, photography, bird watching, sailing and various water sports all or any of which can be incorporated in my various personalized tours of Scotland.

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This morning I collected guests as arranged at 9.15am from Royal Terrace Hotel and proceeded as follows:

  • Drove south for about 15 mins to Rosslyn Chapel at Roslin. Following the success of the Da Vinci Code book and film the Chapel has moved up to one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions. The Chapel dates from the 15th century and is noted for the intensity and quality of the stone carvings which took about 40 yrs to complete. It has remained under ownership of the Sinclair family since inception. The Sinclair’s are of Viking-Norman descent tracing ancestry back to St. Clair in Northern France. A fascinating site which is in the final stages of a long and expensive restoration programme. Unfortunately photographs of the interior are no longer allowed.

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