LLTNP have issued a tender today for the repair and maintenance of a large number of the jetties, piers and pontons around Loch Lomond and the islands.
Misty aerial image of Inchconnachan (Innis Chonachain in Gaelic, meaning 'The Colquhoun's Island') is an island in Loch Lomond in Scotland.
The 1920s wooden bun...galow near to the narrows was once the holiday home of Lady Arran Colquhoun. Today it is dilapidated and in a dangerous condition.
Wallabies,were introduced on the island by Lady Colquhoun in the 1940s , and at one time there was thought to be nearly 50 of them.
The Duncan Mills Memorial Slipway site including all car parks will be closed from 08:00 Thursday 24th to 22:00 Saturday 26th of August for the Great Scottish S...wim event. The Milarrochy Bay launch site will be open as an alternative launching facility from 09:00 to 20:00. Please note that the Milarrochy Bay site is not suitable for launching all craft.
Some people seam to forget or ignore that "The Narrows " are a. NO WAKE zone.......the large yellow signs on entry clearly state NO WAKE.
Remember boats may be anchored...or rafted up.....large wakes are inconsiderate and dangerous... rafted boats or beached boats could be damaged...or worse still a hot kettle or cuppa could scald someone... look behind you and check your wake ..its not just about speed...every vessel has a different wake depending on hull shape.
Aerial view of the River Leven this morning, looking north towards Loch Lomond.
This barrage was completed in 1971 and is designed to maintain an optimum water ...level in Loch Lomond to serve boating, fishing and tourist interest. It consists of seven tilting gates each hinged at the base and 24 ft by10 ft 3 in. high, weighing approximately 6 tons. They are electrically operated and can be fully raised or
lowered in just over 6 minutes. The gates are mounted between seven concrete piers and an abutment and control the water level in Loch Lomond between the statutory control level of 26 ft AOD and the barrage sill level of 20 ft AOD. If the water level rises above 26 ft AOD the gates are fully lowered and the river flow is unrestricted.
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