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Tay, Loch

Loch Tay, looking West towards Ben Lawers
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Loch Tay, looking West towards Ben Lawers

A substantial loch of Perth and Kinross Council Area that partially lies within Stirling Council Area at its western end, Loch Tay has a length of 15 miles (24 km) from Killin in the southwest to its outflow at Kenmore in the northeast, in the heart of the area known as Breadalbane. Reaching a depth of over 152m (over 500 feet), the loch is the sixth-largest in Scotland by surface area and is noted for its salmon fishing and water pursuits. More than twenty ancient defensive dwellings (or Crannogs) have been identified within the loch, while the Scottish Crannog Centre at Croft-na-Caber illustrates how these structures were built and used.


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