Eilean Molach  Stirlingshire


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Eilean Molach like this:

Ellen's Isle or Eilean Molach, an islet of Callander parish, Perthshire, towards the foot of Loch Katrine, immediately opposite Ben Venue. Highly romantic in appearance, craggy and wooded, it is the centre of the action of Sir Walter Scott's Lady of the Lake; and it contained, for some time, a modern sylvan lodge like that described in the poem, decorated with trophies of the chase and fray, but destroyed by accidental fire in 1837. ...

Together with the surrounding shores, aided by the strong natural defences of the circumjacent ravines and mountains, it long served as a fastness of Highland caterans in their marauding expeditions against the Lowlanders.—Ord. Sur., sh. 38, 1871.

Eilean Molach through time

Eilean Molach is now part of Stirling district. Click here for graphs and data of how Stirling has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Eilean Molach itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Eilean Molach, in Stirling and Stirlingshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th January 2022

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