This morning, our tour group departed lodgings at Torrin on Skye early on order to connect with the 1015am ferry from Armadale (Skye) to Mallaig on the Scottish mainland. This all went according to plan and upon arrival at Mallaig we proceeded to drive south, tracking the west coast.

Torrin View

Before arriving at first stop of Glenfinnan, we encountered the Jacobite Express Steam Train or ‘Harry Potter’ train on its route north to Fort William. This proved a good photo opp.

Glenfinnan is famous for (a) its concrete railway viaduct (b) landing place of Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745 as a precursor to the Jacobite uprising and (c) the romantic views of the Jacobite Express Steam Train as it traverses the aforementioned viaduct. We spent a little time here taking photographs.

Glenfinnan Monument

Next we proceeded south through Fort William to next stop of the Glencoe Visitor Centre, which is located in the heart of  a famous and popular landscape. Glencoe is also famous for the (in)famous massacre which took place there in 1692.


After Glencoe we continued south across the desolate Rannoch Moore to lower altitude at Luss on Loch Lomond. This is a pretty little heritage village and was formerly a set for a TV soap called ‘Take the High Road’. Here we viewed the pretty little houses, their immaculate gardens , the Loch and distant views of Ben Lomond.

House at Luss

Garden at Luss

Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond

Finally we headed down to Glasgow for final farewells at Central Station, just connecting with the train in  time.

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