Inversnaid

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the poem by Gerald Manley Hopkins, see Gerald Manley Hopkins.

Inversnaid (Scottish Gaelic Inbhir Snàthaid) is a small rural community on the east bank of Loch Lomond in Scotland, near the north end of the loch. It has a pier and a hotel, and the West Highland Way passes through the area. It became notable in 2010, when Inversnaid primary school was deemed to cost £54,000 per pupil, making it the most expensive primary school in the UK on a per capita basis.[1] A small passenger ferry runs from Inversnaid to Inveruglas on the opposite shore of the loch. To reach Inversnaid by road involves a 15 mile route from Aberfoyle.[1] Nearby is an alleged hideout of Robert Roy MacGregor known as Rob Roy's Cave. The cave is difficult to access, and is best seen from Loch Lomond, where there is white paint indicating the location of the hideout.

Inversnaid Hotel[edit]

The Inversnaid Hotel is situated on the banks of Loch Lomond, next to Arklet Falls and on the West Highland Way. The hotel was built in 1790 for the Duke of Montrose as a hunting lodge.[2] Its cafe is visited by hikers on the West Highland Way. The hotel has had many distinguished guests including Queen Victoria.[3]

Inversnaid Bunkhouse[edit]

The Inversnaid Bunkhouse is a hostel with restaurant facilities situated 1km off the West Highland Way and Loch Lomond. The hostel was converted from the original church building, St. Kentigerna's Parish Church, in the 1990s as an outdoor centre for the Boy's Brigade into its' present configuration. The original stained glass is on display in the restaurant on the upper floor.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 56°15′N 4°41′W / 56.250°N 4.683°W / 56.250; -4.683