|Meaning of name||"Island of Yew Trees"|
Inchlonaig shown within Scotland
|OS grid reference|
|Island group||Loch Lomond|
|Area rank||162= (Freshwater: 3) |
|Highest elevation||62 m|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Council area||Argyll and Bute|
Geography and geology
Inchlonaig has traces of human habitation dating back to 5000BC.
- Inchclonaig [sic], the 'marsh isle' whose yew trees, it is said, were planted by Robert the Bruce for his archers.
It is also stated that King Robert used this supply to make bows before the fourteenth century Battle of Bannockburn. The island was thus of great value and the trees maintained with the utmost care.
A stone cottage is now used as a holiday home. The island is classified by the National Records of Scotland as an inhabited island that "had no usual residents at the time of either the 2001 or 2011 censuses."
The beaches on the island are also a common location for campers who are looking for a more quiet campsite.
- Rick Livingstone’s Tables of the Islands of Scotland (pdf) Argyll Yacht Charters. Retrieved 12 Dec 2011.
- Area and population ranks: there are c. 300 islands over 20 ha in extent and 93 permanently inhabited islands were listed in the 2011 census.
- Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 56 Loch Lomond & Inveraray (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319229811.
- "Overview of Inchlonaig". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2007-08-24.
- Wilson, Rev. John (1882). The Gazetteer of Scotland. Edinburgh: W. & A.K. Johnstone.
- Morton, H. V. (1933). In Scotland Again. London: Methuen. p. 145.
- "Loch Lomond Islands: Inchlonaig". Retrieved 2007-08-24.
- Worsley, Harry (1988). Loch Lomond: The Loch, the Lairds and the Legends. Glasgow: Lindsay Publications. ISBN 978-1-898169-34-5.
- Garnett, T. (1800). Observations on a Tour of the Highlands ... London. V.1. p. 42.
- National Records of Scotland (15 August 2013) (pdf) Statistical Bulletin: 2011 Census: First Results on Population and Household Estimates for Scotland - Release 1C (Part Two). "Appendix 2: Population and households on Scotland’s inhabited islands". Retrieved 17 August 2013.