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A lake of eastern Scotland north-northwest of Edinburgh. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned on an island in the lake from 1567 to 1568.
1. (Placename) a lake in E central Scotland: one of the shallowest of Scottish lochs, with seven islands, on one of which Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned (1567–8). Length: 6 km (3.7 miles). Width: 4 km (2.5 miles)
2. (Placename) a sea loch in W Scotland, extending for about 14 km (9 miles) east from Loch Linnhe
a lake in E Scotland: ruins of a castle in which Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned.