List of freshwater islands in Scotland

This is a list of freshwater islands in Scotland. It includes islands within fresh water lochs and within rivers but excludes crannogs.

In lochs

Loch Arkaig

Loch Avich

Loch Awe

Scotland's longest loch abounds with islands and crannogs. Many of the islands are, or have in the past, been inhabited; there are two castles and the remains of a chapel on the islands.

Inistrynich, Eilean na Maodail, Eilean Dubh and Liever Island are all promontories as opposed to islands despite their names. this loch's water levels have fluctuated so some of them may have been islands in recent history, as Kilchurn Castle's promontory once was.

Loch Earn


  • Lochindorb Castle island

Loch Katrine

Loch Leven

The islands in this loch have played an important role in Scottish history.

Loch Lomond

Islands located in Loch Lomond There are said to be sixty islands in the loch - including Inchmurrin, the largest fresh water island anywhere in the British Isles, including Ireland.

Loch Loyal

  • Eilean Mòr
  • Eilean na Gaire
  • Eilean nan Crodh
  • Eilean Fraoich

Loch Maree

Lake of Menteith

Loch Monar

  • Creag Ghrada

Loch Morar

Loch Tay

On offshore islands

Loch Finlaggan, Islay

In rivers

These lists are of islands in fresh/brackish water. For those in the Firth of Forth and Firth of Clyde, please see Islands of the Forth and Islands of the Clyde. See also Mugdrum Island.

River Beauly

River Clyde

River Conon

River Dee, Galloway

River Dochart

River Forth

River Ness

River Tay

Former Islands in the Tay include:

  • North Inch and South Inch, in Perth
  • Bloody Inches near Murthly
  • Sleepless Inch
  • The Inch near Inchtuthil
  • Big Island
  • Richard's Island

Mugdrum Island is near the upper end of the firth.

Image gallery

Here are a few images for reference. Further images can be seen on Wikimedia Commons at Category:Lochs of Scotland and further sub categories listed there.

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