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Inchtavannach

Inchtavannach
Location
OS grid reference
Gaelic name Innis Taigh a' Mhanaich
Meaning of name island of the monk's house
Area and summit
Area 70 ha[1]
Area rank 174= (Freshwater: 4)
Highest elevation Tom na Clag 84 m
Population
Population 3[2]
Population rank 80= (Freshwater: 2=)
Groupings
Island group Loch Lomond
Local Authority
References [3][4]
Where shown, area and population ranks are for all Scottish islands and all inhabited Scottish islands respectively. There are c. 300 islands >20ha in extent. There were 93 permanently inhabited islands listed in the 2011 census and more than 20 others that are inhabited from time to time.

Inchtavannach (Scottish Gaelic: Innis Taigh a' Mhanaich; English: Island of the Monk's House), is one of the larger islands in Loch Lomond.[5]

Geography

Inchtavannach faces the settlement of Aldochlay. Bandry Bay separates the island from the mainland, just south of Luss. According to Rev. Wilson, the island is "comparatively steep and lofty, mostly covered with natural oak".[6] A northern summit, Tom nan Clag (English: Mound of the Bell), rises steeply to 282 feet (86 m), the highest point on the loch.[5] A southern summit reaches 180 feet (55 m) in height.

History


It is thought that St Kessog was killed here.

It was once the site of a monastery, giving rise to its translated name of 'Monk's Isle'. A large house has stood on the site of the monastery since 1760. The island is predominantly wooded. It is here that the monks rang the bell to the call of prayer.

Roe Deer are recorded to have lived here. Sir James Colquhoun built a winding path up to the summit in the 17th century.[5]

The poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, together with Wordsworth's sister Dorothy, visited in August 1803.[7]

The producer of Take the High Road lived in a house on the island for ten years.[8]

Footnotes

External links

  • http://www.loch-lomond.net/islands/inchtavannach.html
  • http://www.lochlomond-islands.com/page63.html

Coordinates: 56°5′18″N 4°37′38″W / 56.08833°N 4.62722°W / 56.08833; -4.62722

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