Lochindorb

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Lochindorb (from the Scottish Gaelic: Loch nan Doirb meaning "loch of the minnows")[1] is a freshwater loch north of Grantown on Spey in the Highland council area of Scotland. On the island are the ruins of Lochindorb Castle, a former stronghold of the Clan Comyn and is built on what now is said to be an artificially created island. It is also a popular spot with fishers and birdwatchers, the latter of whom come to see the local black-throated divers and greylag geese. At the southeast edge of the loch there is a small patch of coniferous forest.

Lochindorb
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Lochindorb Castle can only be reached by boat
LocationStrathspey, Scotland
Coordinates57°24′27″N 3°42′23″W / 57.40750°N 3.70639°W / 57.40750; -3.70639Coordinates: 57°24′27″N 3°42′23″W / 57.40750°N 3.70639°W / 57.40750; -3.70639
Typeloch
Basin countriesUnited Kingdom
IslandsLochindorb Castle
The "Wolf's Lair": Lochindorb Castle at Lochindorb in Badenoch, stronghold of Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan.

WildlifeEdit

Lochindorb is home to an array of wildlife and is a popular fishing and birdwatching spot. The loch was traditionally a game loch with a large native brown trout population however there has been a dramatic decrease in numbers. Pike have been recorded in the loch in recent years. European anglers have enriched the area bringing a vibrant angling culture, creating tangible economic and social benefits to the local economy and community.

External linksEdit

  • Site Record for Lochindorb Castle, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland - information on the castle

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Iain Mac an Tàilleir. "Placenames" (PDF). Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Archived from the original (pdf) on 26 September 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2010.