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FROM A WOODED MOUNTAIN SIDE ONE LOOKS ACROSS THE SHINING EXPANSE OF LOCH ARD, ONE OF SCOTLAND'S FAMOUS LAKES

FROM A WOODED MOUNTAIN SIDE ONE LOOKS ACROSS THE SHINING EXPANSE OF LOCH ARD, ONE OF SCOTLAND'S FAMOUS LAKES

The vast and placid expanse of Loch Ard, with the luxuriant woods that grow down to the water's edge, requires a clear day to enable one to appreciate the loch itself and the beauty of its mountain contours. The loch's association with historical events is general rather than particular; but it is supposed that it was one of its islands that Sir Walter Scott had in mind when, in "Rob Roy," he described the vengeance taken by the formidable Helen MacGregor upon the comically miserable Morris. Local tradition, however, is silent on this subject; no special islet is identifiable as the one. But the road from Aberfoyle to Iriversnaid on the north side traverses the Pass of Aberfoyle, where the same Helen had victorious encounters with the king's troops.

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LOCH ARD, NEAR ABERFOYLE

LOCH LOMOND FROM BEN LOMOND, A MECCA OF VISITORS IN THE COUNTRY OF THE MACGREGORS AND COLQUHOUNS

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