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Glencoe Town Information

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Glencoe Lochan - Photo: Douglas Gemmell
Arguably Scotland’s most infamous natural wonder, the winding road that leads to the village of Glencoe is a moody masterpiece of light and shadow.

Several miles long, it starts near Rannock Moor and ends at Loch Leven, with much of the land in between owned by the National Trust for Scotland.

The pass follows the floor of a valley decorated by dark, towering mountains that evoke an earlier age. It is known variously as the Glen of Weeping or the Valley of the Shadow of Death.

On Signal Rock a sign was given that launched the shocking Glencoe Massacre of 1692 when 38 members of the MacDonald clan, including women and children, were butchered on the orders of the 10th Earl of Argyll. Two poignant monuments remember those savage days.

The Study is a platform of rock that provides a famous vista of the so-called Three Sisters – Beinn Fhada, Gearr Aonach and Aonach Dubh. The unique Glencoe Mountain Resort is some 12 miles south of the village. As well as winter activities such as skiing and snowboarding, it also has a summer season, offering sports such as paragliding.