Steamship "Sir Walter
Katrine (Gaelic "Cateran" - meaning a
Highland robber) is just under 10 miles long and
over 1 mile wide.
Loch lies in the heart of the Trossachs. This is
Clan MacGregor country. The clan graveyard can
still be found near the head of the loch, as can
Glengyle House, birthplace of the clan's most
famous member Rob Roy MacGregor.
Loch Katrine's dramatic
location was the inspiration for Sir Walter
Scott's major work, "The Lady of the
The clean, pure waters of
Loch Katrine have been used as a supply
reservoir for the City of Glasgow since
April until late October each year the
steamship "Sir Walter Scott"
takes passengers from Trossachs Pier on
cruises round the loch.
The SS Sir Walter Scott has been
sailing on Loch Katrine since 1900 and is
the only surviving screw steamer still in
regular passenger service in Scotland.
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