List of lochs in Scotland


List of lochs in Scotland

The following is a list of lochs in Scotland. "Loch" is a Scottish Gaelic word for a lake or fiord, cognate with the Irish Gaelic "lough", which has been borrowed by Scots and Scottish English to apply to such bodies of water, especially those located in Scotland.

The freshwater Lake of Menteith is the only natural body of water called a "lake" in Scotland. There are however, one or two other man-made "lakes"; the Lake of the Hirsel being an example. There are also numerous lochs called "Water", particularly in the Northern Isles e.g. Roer Water on Shetland and Heldale Water on Orkney. These are not to be confused with named rivers, particularly in the South of Scotland e.g. Whiteadder Water and Blackadder Water

Freshwater lochs

*Loch Achray
*Antermony Loch, East Dunbartonshire
*Loch Ard
*Loch Affric
*Loch Arkaig
*Loch Assynt in Sutherland on whose north shore stands Ardvreck Castle
*Loch Awe, the third largest loch by surface area, also the longest
*Bardowie Loch, East Dunbartonshire
*Loch Beinn a' Mheadhoin (Loch Benevian)
*Birnie Loch, nature reserve, Fife
*Black Loch, Fife
*Carlingwark Loch, by Castle Douglas
*Cash Loch, Fife
*Castle Semple Loch
*Clatteringshaws Loch, reservoir in Galloway
*Loch Cluanie
*Loch Coruisk Lonely loch in the heart of the Black Cuillin on the Isle of Skye
*Loch Dee
*Loch Dochfour
*Loch Doon
*Douglaston Loch, East Dunbartonshire
*Loch Druidibeag
*Duddingston Loch
*Loch Dùghaill
*Dunalastair Water
*Loch Dungeon
*Dunsapie Loch, small, artificial loch in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, constructed in 1844
*Loch Earn
*Loch Eck
*Loch an Eilean, in Rothiemurchus Forest
*Loch Einich, in Cairngorms
*Loch Enoch, Galloway
*Loch Errochty, Perth and Kinross
*Loch Ericht
*Loch Ettrick, Dumfriesshire
*Loch Ewe
*Fairy Lochs
*Loch Fannich
*Loch Faskally
*Loch Fitty, Fife
*Gaddon Loch, nature reserve, Fife
*Loch Garry
*Loch Gelly, Fife
*Loch Glow, Fife
*Loch Grannoch
*Loch Insh
*Loch Katrine, an important water reservoir
*Loch Ken
*Kilconquhar Loch, Fife
*Kinghorn Loch, Fife
*Loch Leven, site of Loch Leven Castle
*Lindores Loch, Fife
*Linlithgow Loch, situated to the north of Linlithgow
*Lochmill Loch, Fife
*Loch Lochy
*Loch Lomond, the largest by surface area
*Loch of the Lowes
*Loch of the Lowes, adjacent to St. Mary's Loch
*Loch Loyal
*Loch Lubnaig,
*Loch Lyon,
*Loch Maree, the fourth largest by surface area
*Loch Migdale
*Mire Loch, on St. Abb's Head, Scottish Borders
*Loch Morar, the fifth largest by surface area, also the deepest freshwater body in the British Isles
*Moor Loch, Fife
*Loch Morlich
*Morton Lochs, Fife
*Loch Mullardoch
*Loch Neldricken, Galloway
*Loch Ness, the second largest by surface area and largest by volume
*Loch Oich
*Loch Ore, Fife
*Loch Ossian
*Loch Quoich
*Loch Rannoch
*Loch Ruthven
*St. Margaret's Loch, artificial loch in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh
*St. Mary's Loch
*Loch Scaven
*Loch Shiel
*Loch Shin, the seventh largest by surface area
*Loch Sloy
*Loch of Spiggie, Shetland
*Loch Strathbeg
*Loch Tarsan A Loch in Argyll, formed by the flooding of part of Glen Lean for Hydroelectricity purposes
*Loch Tay, the sixth largest by surface area
*Loch Thom, early artificial reservoir
*Town Loch, Dunfermline, Fife
*Loch Treig
*Loch Trool
*Loch Tulla
*Loch Tummel
*Loch Venachar
*Loch Voil
*Loch Watten, Caithness loch famous for its trout
*Loch Wharral

Saltwater lochs

*Loch Boisdale
*Loch Bracadale
*Loch Broom
*Loch Buie
*Campbeltown Loch
*Loch Carron
*Loch Creran
*Loch Crinan
*Loch Duich
*Loch Dunvegan
*Loch Eil
*Loch Eishort
*Loch Eriboll
*Loch Etive
*Loch Ewe
*Loch Eynort
*Loch Fleet
*Loch Fyne, the longest of the sea lochs
*Loch Gairloch
*Gare Loch, home of Faslane Naval Base
*Loch Gilp
*Loch Goil
*Holy Loch, formerly the site of a US Navy nuclear submarine base
*Loch Hourn
*Loch Leven, near Glen Coe
*Loch Linnhe, at the southern end of the Great Glen
*Loch Long, Argyll & Bute
*Loch Long, near Kyle of Lochalsh
*Loch Nevis
*Loch Riddon off the Kyles of Bute
*Loch Ryan
*Loch Scavaig
*Loch Scridain
*Loch Snizort
*Loch Striven
*Loch Sunart
*Loch Sween
*Loch Torridon

Historic lochs

* In Edinburgh -
**Gogarloch - drained
**Nor Loch — now filled in
**The Meadows - former Burghloch

See also

*List of freshwater islands in Scotland
*List of Irish lochs and loughs
*Loch Line

References

* [http://www.nls.uk/maps/early/bathymetric/loch_order.html list of 562 lochs from the Bathymetrical Survey of the Fresh-Water Lochs of Scotland, 1897-1909]


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