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Browsing Posts published in September, 2013

Kinlochleven, Scotland

 This evening, I am posting information on the remote town of Kinlochleven in the Scottish Highlands.

Kinlochleven owes its origins to an aluminium smelter built in 1909 which was powered by a massive hydro-electric scheme using water from a dam created in the mountains, high above the town. The smelter was closed in 2000 after which substantial assets and land were transferred to a local Community Trust. However, electricity generation continues. Kinlochleven is reinventing itself as an outdoor activity centre. In relatively close proximity are Glencoe, Fort William and Rannoch Moor. The West Highland Way ensures a regular flow of visitors as the town is situated on that long-distance hiking route.

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This evening, I am focusing on the small town of Drymen which is situated in the Trossachs region of Scotland, West of Glasgow and East of Loch Lomond.

Centre of Drymen, Scotland

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Cruising Loch Linnhe, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on my recent short cruise on Loch Linnhe, which is a 31 mile long sea loch (lake) in the West of Scotland and which was was formed as a function of a geological fault known as the Great Glen which runs SW-NE and includes Loch Ness.

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