National Nature Reserves are amazing places where you can experience the incredible sights and sounds of Scotland’s natural world. These reserves help protect a range of wildlife and landscapes, including many rare species and habitats of international importance.
Inchcailloch is part of the Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve and is a wonderful place to visit with schools and groups, providing many opportunities for exploring its rich natural and cultural heritage.
Inchcailloch means “island of the old or cowled woman”
The highest hill on the Island is called Tom na Nigheanan which means ‘hill of the daughter’.
In the early 8th century, an Irish missionary, St Kentigerna settled on the island. She died here in 734 and legend has it that a nunnery was established right here.
The cultural importance of the church and its burial ground are now recognised and is the only Scheduled Ancient Monument in or around the Loch Lomond area.
The Inchcailloch Education Pack is aimed at teachers and group leaders wishing to visit the island for Curriculum for Excellence through Outdoor Learning, as well as natural exploring activities.
The pack contains background information on the island, tips for planning your visit, useful contacts and everything you need to make your visit to Inchcailloch one to remember.
Inchcailloch Education Pack– contains everything for the Curriculum for Excellence through Outdoor Learning, as well as natural exploring activities.