Eilean nan Deargannan

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Eilean nan Deargannan

Eilean nan Deargannan (sometimes written as Eilean Deargannan) is a small island in Loch Lomond, in west central Scotland. It lies between Rowardennan (to the east) and Inverbeg.


The name is thought to mean "Island of fleas[1] or sandhoppers" in Scottish Gaelic. It has euphemistically been suggested to come from "purple island" as well.[2]


  1. ^ "Rannsaich an Stòr-dàta Briathrachais Gàidhlig" (in Gaelic). Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. Retrieved 2009-07-25. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Eilean Deargannan 'The purple island'". Islands of Loch Lomond. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 

Coordinates: 56°8′44″N 4°39′13″W / 56.14556°N 4.65361°W / 56.14556; -4.65361