Loch an Eilein II - Cairngorms
Loch an Eilein comes from the Scottish Gaelic and means 'Loch of the island'. An extremely beautiful sheet of water, reflecting the magnificent pines of Rothiemurchus Forest in which it lies. In the late 18th and early 19th century, the loch was used mainly for two things. On the banks of the loch there is a limestone kiln where the lime stone was collected from a rockface looking over the loch. Also loggers used the connecting river to float logs down to the wood-treating factories downstream. Rob Roy and other cattle rustlers used the loch, and one side of the loch is called 'Thieves Way'.
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