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Browsing Posts published in March, 2016

Fort William, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on the popular Scottish Highlands town of Fort William which is about 109 miles north of Glasgow.

Fort William (pop 10,000) is situated on the shores of Loch Linnhe. The name originates from a fort (only the basic foundations of which still exist) built in 1690 as part of a strategy to pacify the Scottish Highlands during the rule of King William. Fort William has successfully established itself as an outdoor centre with emphasis on mountain biking, skiing and mountain climbing. The town sits at the northern end of the 96 mile long, West Highland Way hiking trail.

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Loch Shiel, Scottish Highlands

This evening, I am posting information on Loch Shiel which is situated about 12 miles west of Fort William.

Although located close the coast, Loch Shiel is comprised of  fresh water, and 11.3 miles long.

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Rigid inflatables starting out from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

This evening, I am posting information on Loch Ness, one of Scotland’s top visitor sites.

Loch Ness is part of the Great Glen which comprises a major valley 1 to 3 miles (1.6 to 4.8km) wide and over 50 miles (80km) long. This coincides with the Great Glen fault, a major line of weakness in the earth’s crust which dates back some 410 million years to a time when Scotland was connected to what is now Newfoundland, Canada. The floor of this valley was gouged out by glacial erosion during the last ice age which ended some 10,000 years ago.

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