Why is Menteith a Lake Not a Loch?

Scotland has more than 30,000 lochs – but only one lake. And of course, Karma has a stunning resort on its shores! But why is Menteith a lake not a loch? It’s a question that many of our guests at Karma Lake of Menteith have asked us – so we’re hoping that this feature article in Scotland’s leading paper, The Scotsman, will shed some light on the whole affair – and encourage you to come and see Lake of Menteith yourself this autumn!



  1. Interesting story, we too wondered why it was a lake instead of a lock.
    Fay and I will be visiting Karma Lake Monteith in early October this year.
    We are looking forward to our stay.

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