Lake of Menteith - Inchmaholme Priory(Stirlingshire)
|Giant Redwood - May 2009 photograph by Tam|
|Thanks to Tam for sending the above photograph of one of two Giant Redwood in a very unusual location. He says, "I went on a visit to Inchmaholme Priory which is on an island in the middle of the Lake of Menteith. The priory was built in 1238 by Augustinian canons and among its many visitors over the years were Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots, who fled there with her mother after the Battle of Pinkie in 1547.
The island is a wildlife haven and has some beautiful trees among which are Douglas firs and three sweet chestnuts one of which has been named as one of Scotland's 100 heritage trees.
I also found two Giant Sequoias the locations of which are NN 57393 00500 & NN 57429 00434. The girth of both is 6.30m at 1.5m high and they are about 28m tall."