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Glencoe, Scotland

Friday, June 26, 2009

Today, our private tour visited Glencoe, possibly the most famous of all Scottish glens.

The road winds through magnificent hill and mountain scenery including a view of Buchaille Etive Mor and the 'Three Sisters'. The long wall of Aonach Eagach is a superb ridge-walk, albeit not without risk. Much of the land is under management of the National Trust for Scotland which operates a good visitor centre jut a mile or so outside of the village.

Glencoe's other claim to fame (or notoriety) is the massacre in 1692 of 38 members of the Macian MacDonalds by a detachment of soldiers who happened to be from Clan Campbell as part of a Government initiative to bring the Highland clan chiefs to heel. The image below is of the memorial to the casualties of the massacre.

The following three images show the local Glen Coe scenery and are taken from differing view points.


posted by Catswhiskers @ 1:04 PM 


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