Linlithgow Loch

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Linlithgow Loch
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Location Linlithgow, Scotland
Coordinates 55°58′50″N 3°36′0″W / 55.98056°N 3.60000°W / 55.98056; -3.60000Coordinates: 55°58′50″N 3°36′0″W / 55.98056°N 3.60000°W / 55.98056; -3.60000
Type loch
Basin countries United Kingdom
Max. length 0.75 mile
Surface area 1 km2

Linlithgow Loch is a lake situated in Linlithgow, to the west of Edinburgh, Scotland. It is to the north of the town centre, and next to Linlithgow Palace.

The loch is ¾ of a mile long and covers half a square kilometre.

Fishing and boating[edit]

The Forth Area Federation of Anglers has been responsible for the fishery since 1962.

The Scottish Canoe Association's website reports on regattas on the Loch.

The Loch is used for water sports by West Lothian Council's outdoor education centre - the Low Port Centre, as well as by local University Sailing Clubs (Edinburgh University - generally sailing Firefly dinghies, and Heriot-Watt University normally sailing Larks).


Linlithgow Loch is a Site of Special Scientific Interest or SSSI for a good representation of eutrophic aquatic and emergent plant communities.

Historic Scotland has Countryside Rangers who monitor the wildlife and organise events for the public, e.g. the Big Loch Birdwatch every January.

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