Photo Picture by Aidan Maccormick
The Millarrochy Oak, Loch Lomond
This tenacious little tree is in a picturesque bay on Loch Lomond near the village of Balmaha, in Scotland’s first National Park and on the route of the famous West Highland Way. Standing not quite in and not quite out of the loch, it has survived despite its less than ideal location.
Its contorted appearance and exposed roots, together with its scenic backdrop, have made it a subject for countless photographers. The tree defies logic and shows the power of nature and the resilience that exists around us.
The tree is in the running for Scotland’s Tree of the Year 2020 and Gordon Watson, CEO, of the Loch Lomond Park Authority will be voting for it.