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Loch

(lŏkh, lŏk). For names of Scottish lakes and inlets beginning with "Loch," see second part of element; e.g., for Loch Awe, see Awe, LochAwe, Loch
, lake, 25 mi (40 km) long, Argyll and Bute, W Scotland; 118 ft (36 m) above sea level. The hydroelectric power facility at Cruachan (completed 1967) has a 400,000-kW capacity.
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inland body of standing water occupying a hollow in the earth's surface. The study of lakes and other freshwater basins is known as limnology. Lakes are of particular importance since they act as catchment basins for close to 40% of the landscape, supply drinking water,
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loch

1. a Scot word for lake
2. a long narrow bay or arm of the sea in Scotland
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The fund aims to "enable targeted action for priority habitats and species" to help Scotland meet international biodiversity commitments, and the Seven Lochs project is among 14 largescale initiatives across the country which will benefit from a total of PS1.8 million in funding over two years to support key species and encourage increased access to nature.
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Beyond Loch Achray the A821 continues for several miles alongside Loch Venachar and the Great Trossachs Forest.
During their research, launched last June, 250 water samples were taken from the length, breadth and depth of Loch Ness.
It comes after about 18,000 people online said they were going to a Storm Loch Ness event in search of Nessie in September, with more than 39,000 people so far "interested" in the event.
Environmentalists view the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond as a national icon and deserving of protection from intrusive development.
Kelly MacKenzie, of Loch Ness by Jacobite, said: "We've seen a huge interest in Chinese visitors to Loch Ness during the last five years." Visit Inverness and Loch Ness chief executive Graeme Ambrose added: "We need to support more practical initiatives like this."
According to Scottish belief, Loch Ness is inhabited by a creature known as Nessie or the Loch Ness Monster. The Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register, which keeps a record of every possible glimpse of the rumored Nessie, states there have now been nearly 1,000 reported sightings in the last few years.
It is not known how many jobs will be affected by the closure but it is understood that Loch Fyne owner's Greene King is consulting with staff over opportunities to be deployed into other Loch Fyne restaurants around the UK.
The company acquired the Loch Fyne chain back in 2007 in a [pounds sterling]68m deal - its first move into restaurants -- but now it has been reported that the pub group has appointed advisers at PwC to sell off the Loch Fyne chain, in a bid to reduce its exposure to the troubled casual dining sector.