Tannoch Loch :: Shared Description

Tannoch Loch is a small suburban loch within a Conservation Area in Milngavie. It is almost surrounded by fairly large and expensive houses, many dating from the early 1900s. Many of the houses have gardens with private jetties which directly adjoin the loch.

The loch was created in 1895 by John Woodburn as part of a small hydro-electric scheme by building a dam across the Tannoch Burn at the point where Tannoch Drive now runs.

A former Provost of Milngavie, Woodburn was a builder who was very active in encouraging the expansion of the town at the turn of the 19th/20th Century.

The loch was purchased by the adjoining residents in 1922 for the sum of £100.

Many species of birds can be seen there, including regular vaistors such as Mallard, Tufted duck, Goldeneye, Goosander, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Moorhen, Black Headed Gull, Common Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull.

Others seen at least once include Dipper, Grey wagtail, Kingfisher, Common Sandpiper, Reed Bunting, Whooper swan, Greylag Goose, Red-breasted Merganser, Fulvous Whistling Duck, Mandarin Duck (albino), Smew, Great Crested Grebe, Little grebe, Pochard, Coot and Herring gull.

Thanks to the Tannoch Loch web site for the above ornithological information. Web site : LinkExternal link .
by Thomas Nugent
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NS5575 : Reflections in the loch by Richard Sutcliffe
NS5575 : Tannoch Loch by Richard Sutcliffe
NS5575 : Tannoch Loch by Thomas Nugent
NS5575 : Tannoch Loch by Thomas Nugent
NS5575 : Tannoch Loch by Thomas Nugent
NS5575 : Tannoch Loch by Thomas Nugent
NS5575 : Notice beside Tannoch Loch by Richard Sutcliffe
NS5575 : Tannoch Loch by Richard Sutcliffe
NS5575 : Loch view by Richard Sutcliffe
NS5575 : Tannoch Loch by Thomas Nugent
NS5575 : Coot, Tannoch Loch by Richard Sutcliffe
NS5575 : End of the loch by Richard Sutcliffe
NS5575 : Tannoch Loch by Thomas Nugent
NS5575 : Tannoch Loch by Thomas Nugent
NS5575 : Tannoch Loch by Thomas Nugent
NS5575 : Duck crossing sign by Thomas Nugent
NS5575 : Tannoch Loch by Thomas Nugent
NS5575 : Tannoch Loch frozen by Richard Sutcliffe
NS5575 : Tannoch Loch frozen by Richard Sutcliffe
NS5575 : Tannoch Loch by Thomas Nugent
NS5575 : New landing stage by Richard Sutcliffe
NS5575 : View from the end of the loch by Richard Sutcliffe
NS5575 : Swan taking off by Richard Sutcliffe


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Created: Fri, 19 Jan 2018, Updated: Fri, 19 Jan 2018

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