Loch Long is a body of water in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. The Sea Loch extends from the Firth of Clyde at its southwestern end. It measures approximately 20 miles (32 km) in length, with a width of between 1 and 2 miles (1.6 and 3.2 km). The loch also has an arm, Loch Goil, on its western side.
Looking down Loch Long from the torpedo testing facility. The houses to the left are at Ardmay.
|Location||Cowal, Argyll and Bute, Scotland.|
|Coordinates||56.034395°N 4.8855839°W, grid reference NS2031486146|
|Basin countries||Scotland, United Kingdom|
Villages on Loch Long
Several Scottish sea fishing records are attributed to the loch:
|Species||Weight||Angler / Date|
|Argentine||00-05-03||I. Miller, 1978 (Boat)|
|Herring||01-02-00||R. C. Scott, 1974 (Boat)|
|Rockling, Shore||00-14-08||A. Glen, 1982 (Shore)|
The Ardentinny Outdoor Education Centre on the western shore uses the loch for watersports.
It is now a popular area for diving on the numerous wrecks that scatter the loch.
Finnart Oil Terminal
The loch was used as a testing ground for torpedoes during World War II and contains numerous wrecks.
- Fullarton, Donald (29 July 2011). "Americans built oil terminal". Helensburgh Heritage. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
- Map sources for Loch Long
- Gaelic place names of Scotland
- Map showing Loch Long, circa 1600, National Library of Scotland
- Video footage of the old Arrochar steamer pier
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