Loch Lomond

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Lomond, Loch

(lŏkh lō`mənd, –mən), largest freshwater lake in Great Britain, 23 mi (37 km) long and from 1 to 5 mi (1.6–8.1 km) wide, in Argyll and Bute, West Dunbartonshire, and Stirling, W Scotland. The Leven River drains it into the Clyde. At the southern end of the lake, near its outlet, are numerous wooded islands. The northern end is overlooked by Ben Lomond (3,192 ft/973 m high). The hydroelectric power plant at the northwestern end of the lake is fed by water from Loch Sloy. Loch Lomond has numerous associations with Rob RoyRob Roy
[Scottish Gaelic,=red Rob], 1671–1734, Scottish freebooter, whose real name was Robert MacGregor. He is remembered chiefly as he figures in Sir Walter Scott's novel Rob Roy (1818).
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, and a cave there was once used as a refuge by Robert I. The lake is a popular tourist attraction; it and surrounding areas are in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

Loch Lomond

 

a lake in northern Great Britain, the largest in Scotland. Area, 71 sq km; depth, up to 190 m. Loch Lomond is located in the southwestern Grampian Mountains in a tectonic valley deepened by an ancient glacier. There are many islands in the southern part. Water from the lake flows via the Leven River into the lower reaches of the Clyde. There is fishing, and the lake is navigable.

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My favourite place to be is in a hairdressers but there's nothing I like more than slinging on wellies and going to Loch Lomand for the day.
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A specimen of 47lb 11oz was reputedly caught by Tommy Morgan from Loch Lomand in 1945 and held the British record for many years before being deleted for not being satisfactorily authenticated.
Sadly the Birmingham show has long since sold out, so if you missed out on tickets your best options are the Isle of Wight appearance on June 12 or the headline concerts at Lancashire CC's Old Trafford (June 17), Balloch Castle Country Park near Loch Lomand (June 18), Hull City's KC Stadium (July 5), Nottingham Forest's City Ground (July 6), Ipswich Town's Portman Road (July 8), Hyde Park (July 9) or the Millennium Stadium (July 10).
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And with a Scottish wife he married at Loch Lomand to keep it fresh, little is likely to change.
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