What boat is in Loch Katrine?

We have two modern cruisers sailing on Loch Katrine. Lady of the Lake is named after the famous poem by Sir Walter Scott. The other, Rob Roy III, also has a Scott connection, named after Rob Roy MacGregor, the notorious outlaw born at the head of the loch in 1671.

Can you swim in Loch Katrine?

Yes, we have hosted many weddings and private events, using our boats and cafés at Trossachs Pier and Stronachlachar. Call us to find out more. Is swimming permitted? Swimming is permitted as long as our staff are aware of it and away from our cruise routes.

What boat is in Loch Katrine? – Related Questions

Can you walk all the way around Loch Katrine?

Walk along the road that runs alongside Loch Katrine, passing the Steamship and other cruise boats on your left and eco-camp on the right. The smooth lochside road is popular with cyclists and walkers, and it goes all the way to Stronachlachar.

Why is Callander called Callander?

Callander may also be of Brittonic origin, and derived from *caleto-dubro- (Welsh caled-dŵr), meaning “hard-water”. The -n in the name Callander is intrusive. It may originally have been a river-name, perhaps that of the present River Teith.

Why is Callander so popular?

Callander gained fame as the location for the original Doctor Findlay’s Casebook television series. There are a number of popular walks in the area for visitors to explore.

What did Edinburgh used to be called?

The site of the city of Edinburgh was first named as “Castle Rock”. The name “Edinburgh” is rumoured to originate from the old English of “Edwin’s fort”, referring to the 7th century King Edwin of Northumbria (and “burgh” means “fortress” or “walled collection of buildings”).

Why is it called the Trossachs?

Name and etymology

The name Trossachs involves the Brittonic root trōs meaning “across” (c.f. Welsh traws), perhaps conserving the compound trawsfynydd meaning “cross-hill”. Also suggested is a derivation from a Gaelic word for “bristly”.

What are the Trossachs famous for?

It was Scotland’s First National Park

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is also famous because it was the very first place in Scotland to be awarded National Park status back in 2002.

What is Glasgow’s nickname?

Many Glaswegians will have heard Glasgow’s affectionate nickname, ‘The Dear Green Place‘, bandied around over the years.

How does water get from Loch Katrine to Glasgow?

The aqueduct takes water by gravity from Loch Katrine to the Milngavie and Balmore water treatment works before it is supplied to around 1.3 million people across Greater Glasgow and west central Scotland.

Can you drink water from the bathroom in Scotland?

The simple answer is, yes, you can safely drink bathroom tap water in Scotland if it’s labelled as being fit for human consumption in a hotel, or you know the bathroom tap is piped direct from the drinking water supply in a domestic residence.

Can you drive around Loch Katrine?

This road is a private single track and relatively traffic free, however be prepared for the occasional vehicle, other cyclists and walkers. You will ride through Glengyle at the northern end of the loch, which was the birthplace of Scottish outlaw-turned-hero, Rob Roy MacGregor.

Can you drink water from a loch?

To avoid an E. coli infection, don’t drink water from sources such as rivers, streams and lochs without treating it first.

Can you drink lake water if you boil it?

Never drink water from a natural source that you haven’t purified, even if the water looks clean. Water in a stream, river or lake may look clean, but it can still be filled with bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can result in waterborne diseases, such as cryptosporidiosis or giardiasis.

Why is Scottish Water so good?

Each day hundreds of samples from reservoirs, treatment works and customers’ taps go through rigorous tests, to ensure the water we receive is the freshest, clearest and best-tasting as it can be. Nothing is left to chance as a team of tasters check for any abnormal odours or flavours on their noses and tongues.

Why does Scottish Water taste different?

Treated waters from different areas have different tastes. Hard water from a chalky area will have a very different taste from soft water from a reservoir in the hills. In some parts of the country, Scottish Water can supply treated water from different sources.