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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
LOCH LOMOND Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond
New Stat: Acct: [Statistical Account]
Fullarton's Gazetteer
Chalmer's Caledonia
County Map, - Dumbarton
Old Stat: Acct [Statistical Account]
014 "This lake has received its present name Ben Lomond, which probably derives its appellation from the British Slumon, signifying 'A Beacon'. It is only from the 14th century that the lake has received its present name. Previously it was called Loch Leven, as appears from the chartularies of Lennox".
"Loch Lomond, the Queen of Scottish lakes, is distant about 20 miles from Glasgow, and 6 from Dumbarton. It lies principally in Dumbartonshire, but Stirlingshire bounds a portion of its eastern shore, It is nearly 30 miles long, and at its southern end from 4 to 5 miles broad, at the middle, however, and towards the northern extremity, its breadth is greatly diminished, - in some places to less than a mile, The depth of the lake varies as much as its breadth; the southern portion seldom exceeding 60 feet, whilst north of Luss, it increases to 360 feet, Thirty islands of different sizes, are scattered over its surface, some of which rise to a considerable height, and most of the larger ones are finely wooded. [continued on page 23]

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