Glencoe Folk Museum with traditional thatched roof.

Today, we drove 150 miles S.E. from Arisaig on Scotland’s N.W. coast to Glasgow in central Scotland.

En-route, our main focus of interest was Glencoe a region in the Scottish Highlands which has achieved recognition for:

  • A famous (or infamous) massacre which occurred on Feb 13th 1692 when 38 men, women and children, all from the local Clan MacDonald, were murdered in cold blood by Government troops (mainly from Clan Campbell) acting on military orders. Many more died trying to escape into the freezing winter mountains.
  • Mountainous scenery together with local flora and fauna which is now managed by heritage organisation, The National trust for Scotland.

Glencoe translates as ‘Valley of the River Coe’ with etymology of Coe being obscure.

We visited Glencoe village with its memorials to casualties of the massacre and WW1/WW2, then the River Coe, local landscape vistas, site of a house whose occupants experienced the massacre and observed a few emerging Spring flowers.

Wood Anemone flowers at Glencoe, Scotland.

Poignant Massacre memorial at Inverigan site shown in image below.

Location of house at Inverigan, Glencoe the occupants of which suffered at the 1692 massacre.

Glencoe Landscape, Scotland

River Coe at Glencoe

Memorial to dead of both World Wars

Inscription on Glencoe Massacre Cross Memorial

Glencoe Massacre Cross Memorial

View from Glencoe Village, Scotland.

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