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Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond is the largest fresh water loch in the UK - 24 miles long and 5 miles wide. The Loch is crossed by the Highland Boundary Fault Line, explaining the unique landscape which has characteristics of both highland and lowland Scotland. In the 12-14th century much of the land around Loch Lomond belonged to the Earls of Lennox. The powerful family granted lands to favoured families, MacFarlanes and Colquhouns on the west side and the Buchanans and Grahams on the East side. The competition between the clans for land, cattle and castles, reached it's peak in 1603 when the MacGregors made a raid on Luss and massacred the Colquhouns in Glen Fruin 'Glen of Sorrow'. For this the MacGregor chief was executed and it became an offence for anyone to harbour a MacGregor. Rob Roy MacGregor became the most famous outlaw of the MacGregor clan.

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