Loch Long, Highlands

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Loch Long, Highlands
LocationHighland Council area, Scotland
CoordinatesCoordinates: 57°18′46.1″N 5°27′45.3″W / 57.312806°N 5.462583°W / 57.312806; -5.462583
Typesea inlet
Primary inflowsRiver Elchaing
Primary outflowsJunction of Loch Alsh and Loch Duich
Basin countriesScotland, Great Britain
Max. length2,440 km (1,520 mi)
Max. width1,940 km (1,210 mi)
Surface elevation0 m (0 ft)
Islands2 Islets
Loch Long, looking towards Ben Killilan and Sgumain Coinntich.

Loch Long is a sea loch situated on the western coast of Scotland, in the Highlands.[1] It is a popular destination for tourists and fishermen.

The nearby Eilean Donan Castle stands at the confluence of Loch Long, Loch Duich and Loch Alsh.

Loch Long, Loch Duich and Loch Alsh were together designated as a Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area (NCMPA) in 2014. The designation is in place to protect the lochs' burrowed mud and their flame shell beds.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gittings, Bruce; Munro, David. "Loch Long". The Gazetteer for Scotland. School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh and The Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Lochs Duich, Long and Alsh MPA(NC)". Scottish Government. Retrieved 31 August 2019.