This is a list of freshwater islands in Scotland
. It includes islands within fresh water lochs
and within rivers
but excludes crannogs
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.
The islands in this loch have played an important role in Scottish history.
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
- Eilean Mòr
- Eilean na Gaire
- Eilean nan Crodh
- Eilean Fraoich
On offshore islands
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
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.
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.