Scotland's national tourist board has released illustrations capturing the depth of the country's deepest lochs - including Loch Lomond - in a bid to warn people about the hidden dangers of getting into water.

Visit Scotland hope comparing the depths of the country's lochs with iconic landmarks from across the globe will help them reduce accidental drowning ahead of Water Safety Week between June 18-25.

As temperatures across the country continue to soar, thousands of people will be flocking to Loch Lomond to explore the area and its water and the national body has teamed up with Water Safety Scotland to provide safety guidelines, inform and educate.

On a warm weekend in July 2021, four people tragically drowned at Loch Lomond.

Connor Markward, 16, lost his life at Balloch Country Park on Friday, July 23.

The following day, Edina Olahova, 29, her son Rana Haris Ali, nine, and their friend Mohammad Asim Raza, 41, passed away at Pulpit Rock.

Another three people died from drowning elsewhere in Scotland over the same weekend.

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond is the third deepest loch in Scotland and one of the best-known and most-loved. 

But how deep is it?

Well, it is about 620 feet at its deepest point, or the equivalent of stacking two of New York's Statue of Liberty monument on top of each other before reaching the bottom.

Or, a more everyday comparison, 190 washing machines stacked on top of each other.

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter: Loch Lomond is 620 ft deep at its deepest pointLoch Lomond is 620 ft deep at its deepest point (Image: Supplied)

When exploring the waters of Loch Lomond, visitors should be mindful of the steep drops close to the shoreline.

Loch Lomond is also the biggest loch in the UK by surface area, spanning a whopping 71 square kilometres and 24 miles long.

Loch Katrine

Loch Katrine is located in the heart of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and is Scotland’s sixth deepest loch. 

Reaching depths of about 495 feet, Loch Katrine is as deep as the iconic Spring Temple Buddha statue in China is tall.

Similarly, looking for comparisons closer to home, you would need to stack about 131 Highland cows before reaching the same height as the depth of Loch Katrine. 

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter: Loch Katrine supplied water to 1.3 million people in ScotlandLoch Katrine supplied water to 1.3 million people in Scotland (Image: Supplied)

Loch Katrine supplies clean water to 1.3 million people across Greater Glasgow and west central Scotland. 

The aqueduct that supplies the water was opened by Queen Victoria in 1859 and, to this day, is regarded as one of the world’s most remarkable feats of engineering.  

Swimming in the loch is permitted as long as staff at Loch Katrine are aware of it and swimmers stay away from the routes used by small cruise ships.

The loch has also been used as a filming location for the globally famous series, Outlander

To find out more about Scotland's deepest lochs, visit here