Piper, Glencoe

Piper, Glencoe, Scotland

This morning, I collected guests from lodgings in Glasgow’s West End and then drove for about 1 hour to the quaint village of Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond. Here we viewed the old village, Loch Lomond, Ben Lomond, the historic Kessog’s Church with Viking era ‘hogback’ grave marker.

Kessog's Church, Luss

Kessog's Church, Luss, Loch Lomond

Ben Lomond,Loch Lomond,

Ben Lomond,Loch Lomond, Scotland

 

Next we tracked Loch Lomond north to Glencoe, famous for its scenery and massacre of 1692. A piper was in full flow as we arrived.

Piper at Glencoe

Piperat Glencoe, Scotland

 

 

 

Next we tracked Loch Linnhe to Fort William where we stopped for lunch and then drove down Glen Nevis to view Ben Nevis, Scotland’s tallest mountain.

Next past Ben Nevis distillery to Glenfinnan. This is where Bonnie Prince Charlie landed in 1745 to lead an abortive attempt to take over the crowns of Scotland and England. This site has become famous for the Glenfinnan viaduct, now known as the ‘Harry Potter Bridge’ and over which trundles the ‘Harry Potter Train’ or Jacobite Exptress.

Glenfinnan and Monument

Glenfinnan and Monument, Scotland

Next we drove on up to Mallaig and caught the 4.30pm ferry to Armadale on Skye. On arrival we drove to Braodford and Kyle of Lochalsh and our lodgings for the night.

Mallaig Harbour

Mallaig Harbour, Scotland

Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands

Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands of Scotland

Overall, a good day aided by dry and sunny weather.

Tomorrow we tour Skye.

 

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