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Ceardach
Meaning of name Smithy
The shore of Ceardach
The shore of Ceardach
Coordinates Coordinates: 56°5′32″N 4°35′13″W / 56.09222°N 4.58694°W / 56.09222; -4.58694
Administration
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Scotland
Council area Stirling
Demographics
Population 0
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Ceardach is a small uninhabited island in Loch Lomond, in west central Scotland. The island lies east of Bucinch and north of Inchcruin. The name Ceardach means a smithy.

History

Ceardach may have been the site of an Iron Age bloomery or furnace for smelting iron ore.

Along with neighbour, Bucinch, the island, was donated to the National Trust for Scotland by Col. Charles L. Spencer of Warmanbie, Dumfries, in 1943.

Flora

A large variety of trees and other plants grow on the island, from seeds brought by birds, wind and water. There is a mature if stunted oak tree, willow, holly, briar, and bramble.

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