Loch Leven

Loch Leven Brewery is situated in the centre of the old market town of Kinross on the banks of ‘bonnie Loch Leven’.

Loch Leven is the largest fresh water, lowland loch in Scotland, surrounded by the Ochil Hills, Cleish Hills, Lomond Hills and Benarty.  Since 1964, Loch Leven has been designated as a National Nature Reserve, renowned for its waterfowl, with over over 35,000 during the winter months.

The loch is also a world famous as a wild brown trout fishery with its own unique strain of pink-fleshed brown trout.  One hundred years ago, Loch Leven trout eggs were being transported around the world to stock lakes and rivers.

Loch Leven is also steeped in history but is probably most famous for seeing Mary Queen of Scots imprisoned in Lochleven Castle in the middle of the loch in 1567 by the Scottish nobles before her dramatic escape less than a year later.