One Scottish soldier wrote the song, Loch Lomond to his sweetheart during the army’s retreat from the English in 1745. Today, the song touches the heart of all who hear it, but while many know the song, few know the true story behind it.Some places are so powerful, that they inspire songs. In Scotland the land itself seems to sing; rebel songs of the Highland clans, rhythms for work in lowland glens, a harmony of landscape and life, songs of the island sung to the skies, laments for loved ones lost at sea and ballads for those who wait. There is one Scottish song, however, known the world over, which touches the heart of all who hear it – “The Bonnie Bonnie Banks O Loch Lomond” – but while many know the song, few know that behind it there is a story: a tale now long forgotten, trapped in time, waiting for someone to come to set it free. The Legend of Loch Lomond tells this dramatic ghost story of 18th-century lovers cruelly separated by war, but reunited in the present day by a beautiful young singer who inadvertently becomes entangled in their tale.
In 1745, during the retreat of the Scottish army from England, several of the wounded Scots had to be left behind, as they could struggle no further. Many fell into the hands of the English and were flung into jail. The song was written by one young Scottish soldier to his sweetheart. He had been captured along with his friend and was to be executed. His friend was to be set free and so he wrote the song. The spirit of the dead soldier traveling by the “low road” would reach Scotland before his comrade, struggling along the actual road over high rugged country. The film centers on two inter-linked love stories, one set during the Jacobite Rebellion and the other in the modern era, in the thriving Scottish music scene. The story takes place on Midsummer’s Night, a time when two worlds, the modern day and the ghostly past are believed to magically merge together.
The Legend of Loch Lomond was originally commissioned by Scottish Enterprise Dunbartonshire to be screened at Loch Lomond Shores, Scotlands premiere visitor destination. Just north of Glasgow, Loch Lomond is an area whose tumultuous history and folklore have fascinated millions for centuries. The large-format film premiered at the royal launch of Loch Lomond Shores and marked the opening of its iWerks Theater. The story is set in the breathtaking surroundings of Loch Lomond, a celebrated and unique place in Scottish folklore. The area is famous for its many glacier-formed islands that seem to float in an ever-changing landscape. It remains a popular visitor destination because of the inspiring beauty, mystical presence, magical past as well as stunning myths and legends.
LENGTH: 1 x 40 Minutes
INTERNATIONAL TRACK: No
CLOSED CAPTIONS: No
ASPECT RATIO: 16:9
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2001
RELEASE YEAR: 2006
SUPPLIER: K2 Communications
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: England
RIGHTS TERRITORY: Worldwide exclusive of USA