Lochindorb

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Lochindorb
LochindorbCastle.JPG
Lochindorb Castle can only be reached by boat
Location Strathspey, Scotland
Coordinates 57°24′27″N 3°42′23″W / 57.40750°N 3.70639°W / 57.40750; -3.70639Coordinates: 57°24′27″N 3°42′23″W / 57.40750°N 3.70639°W / 57.40750; -3.70639
Type loch
Basin countries United Kingdom
Islands Lochindorb Castle

Lochindorb (from the Scottish Gaelic: Loch nan Doirb meaning "loch of the minnows")[1] is a freshwater loch north of Grantown on Spey in the Highland council area of Scotland. This loch is home to the ruins of Lochindorb Castle, a former stronghold of the Clan Comyn and is built on what now is said to be an artificially created island. It is also a popular spot with fishers and birdwatchers, the latter of whom come to see the local black-throated divers and greylag geese. At the southeast edge of the loch there is a small patch of coniferous forest.

The "Wolf's Lair": Lochindorb Castle at Lochindorb in Badenoch, stronghold of Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan.

Wildlife[edit]

Lochindorb is home to an array of wildlife and is a popular fishing and birdwatching spot.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Iain Mac an Tàilleir. "Placenames" (pdf). Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 23 July 2010.