Glencoe, Scottish Highlands




(Image above shows Glencoe village.)

This evening, I am posting information on Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands.

Glencoe translates as 'Valley of the River Coe' but the origin/meaning of Coe is not known and may date back thousands of years.

Glencoe is very popular with visitors. In particular, there is:
  • Skiing (in season) and mountain/hill climbing.
  • Rugged mountainous landscapes which are easily viewed from pull-ins on the road.
  • The village, also named Glencoe. Here can be found old buildings with thatched roofs and a memorial to the infamous massacre in 1692  (of the local MacDonald community by a military contingent comprised of Campbells) when about 90 persons died.
  • A National Trust of Scotland Visitor Centre with extensive information on the geology, ecology and 1692 massacre.
  • A major lake, Loch Leven, which merges with a sea loch named Loch Linnhe.
This is where the last ice age started and finished.

Glencoe is located about  sixteen miles south of Fort William.

Ski Centre



Classic view from roadside



Blackrock Cottage



Landscape view looking N.E.



Tour Group enjoying landscape




Thatched Museum in Glencoe Village.



Massacre Memorial in Glencoe Village

© Nigel P Cole/Catswhiskerstours Limited

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Tyninghame Beach: A stunning and secluded beach in the east of Scotland

Million Dollar View, Dornoch Firth, Scottish Highlands

Glen Quaich, one of Scotland's best backroads tour routes