Places in My Postcard


Loch Katrine, Ellen's Isle (no copyright infringement intended)

Loch Katrine is a 13km freshwater loch at the middle of Loch Lomond in the Trossach National Park (Loch Katrine, 2019). Ellen’s Isle is a small wooded area underneath the shadow of the Ben Venue which is a mountain in the Trossachs at the end of Loch Katrine (Scottish Places, 2019). Ellen’s Isle, also known as Eilean Molach, was known as a stronghold for the MacGregors. The MacGregors were one of the oldest clans in Scotland. They are said to be descendents of Kenneth MacAplin who brought Scotland back together in the 13th century (Borland, 2015). During that time period, it was said that Ellen’s Isle was often a place of refuge by the Highland fugitives. Even though that was the case, Sir Walter’s famous play, ‘Lady of the Lake’, transformed it to become a romantic place for couples (Scottish Places, 2019). In light of this change, it has become a typical place for excursions. 

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