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Loch of Skaill

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Type  freshwater loch
Max. length  1 mi (1.6 km)
Surface elevation  7 m
Mean depth  60 cm
Width  800 m
Basin countries  Scotland
Max. width  0.5 mi (0.80 km)
Area  61 ha
Length  1.6 km
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Location  Mainland Orkney, Scotland
Primary outflows  small burn on north west shore

The Loch of Skaill is a small somewhat triangular, freshwater loch in the parish of Sandwick, Orkney on Mainland Orkney, Scotland. It lies 0.5 mi (0.80 km) south east of the Bay of Skaill close to Skaill House and the World Heritage neolithic site Skara Brae.

The loch is popular for trout fishing and is reserved for use by members of The Orkney Trout Fishing Association only. The average size of the trout caught in the loch is 2 pounds (0.91 kg).

The loch was surveyed in 1906 by James Murray and later charted as part of The Bathymetrical Survey of Fresh-Water Lochs of Scotland 1897-1909. A small burn at the north western shore drains the loch in to the Bay of Skaill and was noted in the Survey that it was used as a mill stream.

References

Loch of Skaill Wikipedia


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