Loch Maree Islands
We have recently merged this reserve with Beinn Eighe to create the Beinn Eighe and Loch Maree Islands NNR. We are in the process of updating the website to reflect this and the entry for Loch Maree Islands will be removed once the work is complete.
Tales of the unexpected
More than sixty scattered islands carry the nearest thing to natural woodland left in Britain, a fragment of the original Caledonian Pine Forest. The wet climate of this area has resulted in blanket bog filling the damp hollows, where occasional stunted pines have taken hold. Black-throated divers, take advantage of the tranquillity of one of Britain's least polluted freshwater lochs to breed here. Isle Maree has a rich history, back as far as an 8th Century Irish monk, St Maelrubha, after whom the loch is named.
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