Inversnaid  Stirlingshire


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

Inversnaid, a hamlet in Buchanan parish, NW Stirlingshire, situated at the mouth of Arklet Water, on the E shore of Loch Lomond, 4¾ miles SSE of Ardlui, 3 NNE of Tarbet, 18 N by W of Balloch, and 5 by road WSW of Stronachlachar Hotel on Loch Katrine. The point of communication between the two lakes, it has a steamboat pier and a good hotel, beside which Arklet Water forms a pretty waterfall of 30 feet, spanned by a narrow footbridge. ...

Inversnaid was the place where, on 28 Aug. 1803, Wordsworth saw the ' sweet Highland girl, ' the ferryman's sister, whom he celebrates in song, and whose beauty and kindness are described in Dorothy Wordsworth's Journal. The ruined Garrison of Inversnaid, 7 furlongs NE of the hamlet, was erected in 1713 to check the depredations of the Macgregors; and was for some time commanded by General Wolfe, when lhe was an officer in the Buffs. See Craigroyston.Ord. Sur., sh. 38, 1871.

Inversnaid through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th January 2022

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