Scotia was originally a Roman name for Ireland, inhabited by the people they called Scoti or Scotii. Use of the name shifted in the Middle Ages to designate the part of the island of Great Britain lying north of the Firth of Forth, the Kingdom of Alba. By the later Middle Ages it had become the fixed Latin term for what in English is called Scotland...... Wiki
It was the southern shore that the first road along Loch Ness was built by General Wade in 1732 (to help control the rebelious Highland Clans). At Whitebridge there is one of the finest surviving examples of a single span General Wade Bridge. This bridge predates the Battle of Culloden by 14 years when the Jacobite clans were defeated by Government forces on the outskirts of Inverness.
Caerlaverock Castle, Border Reiver Maxwell homeplace - The feud between the Maxwells & Johnstones is legendary, however, the Maxwells also found time to feud with the Irvines & Grahams...such was the life of a Border family.