Friendly Red Deer at King House Hotel, Glencoe

This evening, we are in Arisaig, a small coastal village on the West of Scotland with sea views across the Sound of Arisaig and the isle of Eigg. Legend has it the real Long John Silver lived and worked in this area before becoming a fictional character created by R.L. Stevenson.

We departed Glasgow this morning and headed north:

  • First stop Balloch for lunch.
  • Next, tracked western shore of Loch Lomond through Crianlarich and Tyndrum.
  • Next, across the desolate Rannoch Moor, which has changed little since end of last ice age.
  • Next, Glencoe, a famous scenic spot where occurred a massacre in 1692. Here there was hints of snow on the mountains. We also encountered a small number of friendly Red Deer at Kings House Hotel.


Classic view of Glencoe scenery

View of Glencoe from Kings House Hotel

Glencoe scenery with deer in foreground

Achnambeithach, Glencoe

  • Next, along east side of Loch Linnhe then Fort William to Glenfinnan. Here we stopped to view the Glenfinnan  Monument commemorating the landing of Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745, and the Glenfinnan Viaduct aka ‘Harry Potter Bridge’.

Loch Shiel, Glenfinnan, Scotland.

Glenfinnan Viaduct, world’s first concrete bridge.

Glenfinnan Monument, Scotland d

  • Finally, we arrived at Arisaig as the weather deteriorated.

Tomorrow, we move on to the Isle of Skye.