Inveruglas

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Inveruglas
Inveruglas, Loch Lomond - geograph.org.uk - 120041.jpg
Inveruglas, Loch Lomond - geograph.org.uk - 120041
Inveruglas is located in Argyll and Bute
Inveruglas
Inveruglas
Location within Argyll and Bute
OS grid referenceNN 32000 09700
Council area
  • Argyll and Bute
Lieutenancy area
  • Argyll and Bute
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAlexandria
Postcode districtG83
Dialling code01301
UK Parliament
  • Argyll and Bute
Scottish Parliament
  • Argyll and Bute
List of places
UK
Scotland
56°15′00″N 4°42′47″W / 56.250021°N 4.7131245°W / 56.250021; -4.7131245Coordinates: 56°15′00″N 4°42′47″W / 56.250021°N 4.7131245°W / 56.250021; -4.7131245

Inveruglas (Scottish Gaelic: Inbhir Dhubhghlais)[1] is a hamlet on the west shore of Loch Lomond, fairly near the north end of the loch and is within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. It is situated on the A82 trunk road, connecting Glasgow to Inverness. It is within the historic county of Dunbartonshire, and since 1996 it has been part of the Argyll and Bute council area.

Nearby isles include Inveruglas Isle and Wallace's Isle. Inversnaid is roughly opposite on the east shore, there is a pedestrian ferry.

The Inveruglas Water flows into the loch at the hamlet, flowing down from Loch Sloy. The name of this watercourse is a curious back-formation, since Inveruglas means "the mouth of the Douglas". It may have acquired this name to differentiate it from the Douglas Water a few miles further south.

Inveruglas Isle lies in Inveruglas Bay, an inlet of Loch Lomond.[2]

Loch Lomond and Cowal Way[edit]

The Loch Lomond and Cowal Way starts and finishes at Inveruglas. This 92-kilometre (57-mile) waymarked footpath terminates at Portavadie in the Cowal Peninsula, on the east shore of Loch Fyne.[3]

Loch Sloy Hydro-Electric Scheme[edit]

Loch Sloy hydro-electric power station - geograph.org.uk - 173508

The renewable hydroelectric schemes generation hall is located on the shore of Loch Lomond at Inveruglas, part of the Sloy/Awe Hydro-Electric Scheme. Opened by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother (1900-2002) in 1950.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inveruglas". Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba. Retrieved 26 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Loch Lomond, Inveruglas Isle, Castle | Canmore". canmore.org.uk. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Web Hosting, Reseller Hosting & Domain Names from Heart Internet". cowalway.co.uk. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Sloy". Archived from the original on 21 April 2014.

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