Scotland: Glencoe

The way to Fort William (in my case, coming from south of Glasgow, where the ferry from Ireland landed – the volcanic ash meant the flight was cancelled, so we took our own car and went by ferry!) leads through one of the most spectacular glens in the Scottish Highlands – Glencoe.
First, you cross Rannoch Moor, and are then greeted by majestic Buchaille Etive Mor, standing guard at the entrance to Glencoe and Glen Etive.

Buchaille Etive Mor (a very distinct-looking mountain!)

Then, the road leads right through the heart of Glencoe, with steep mountains rising on either side. An amazing place, and the dusting of snow on the mountains made it even more special.

For all it’s beauty, Glencoe has seen it’s fair share of tragedy: The massacre of Glencoe in 1692, when 38 men and 40 women and children of the Clan MacDonald were killed by government soldiers under the command of Captain Robert Campbell. You can read more about the massacre here.

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~ by Simone on May 1, 2010.

4 Responses to “Scotland: Glencoe”

  1. I’m lucky enough to be able to see Glencoe easily through all seasons; Autumn/Winter are my favourite times. Gorgeous photography!

  2. Wow – great pics. Kinda sad what happened there though!

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