Trip to Fort Wiliam

 Highland Cow at Glen Nevis

Today, myself and two guests (family) embarked on Day 1 of a seven day tour of Scotland. Weather was cloudy with intermittent rain.

The route started Glasgow and proceeded as follows:

  • First, a drive past of Giffnock Synagogue. Giffnock is the centre of Scotland's Jewish population.
Giffnock Synagogue

Dumbarton Rock

  • Next, through the upscale small town of Helensburgh, also on the Clyde, then on past Faslane Naval Base which is home to Britain's nuclear deterrent of Trident submarines.
  • Next to Loch Lomond and a brief photo stop at Tarbet where we connected with a local fisherman.


Loch Lomond, Tarbet, on a wet morning

Loch Lomond, Tarbet, on a wet morning.

  • Next, a refreshment stop at the 'Green Welly' at Tyndrum
  •  Next, across the desolate Rannoch Moor to the mountainous sightseeing region of Glencoe

Rannoch Moor

Black Rock Cottage at Glencoe.


Clachaig Inn at  Glencoe

  • At Glencoe village we called in to view the monument recording a massacre of locals which occurred there in 1692 at hands of a unit of the British Army comprised of Campbells.


Images of the Massacre Monument

  • Next, on to Fort William tracking the eastern bank of Loch Linnhe. On arrival we undertook a drive down Glen Nevis (a valley) where we encountered a small herd of Highland Cows and Lower Falls, a waterfall.

Video clip of Highland Cows



Highland Cows

 Highland Cows in Glen Nevis 

 Glen Nevis on an overcast day.

Lower Falls at Glen Nevis

  • Finally, we checked into our lodgings at a Guest House in Fort William from where I am writing this.

Tomorrow, we move on to Mallaig and the Isle of Skye. 


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