Piper at Glencoe

This morning I collected tour group from Glasgow Airport at 7.45 am and then embarked on a trip as follows:

  • North to Loch Lomond via Dumbarton. Here we stopped at the heritage village of Luss on the banks of the Loch and visited the church in burial ground of which is a Viking-era ‘hogback’ grave marker which may date from the 9th century.

Hogback Grave Marker

Loch Lomond

Cottage at Luss

  • Next, we continued north, tracking Loch Lomond through Tyndrum and across Rannoch Moor to Glencoe, stopping en-route for views of Loch Tulla.

Loch Tulla

  • At then scenic spot of Glencoe we stopped for photographs and then called in at the Visitor Centre for refreshments and shopping.


  • Next, north along Loch Linnhe to Fort William and then west to Glenfinnan which is famous for the ‘Harry Potter’ viaduct and landing-place of Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745 as start of *(an ultimately unsuccessful) military campaign to regain the thrones of England and Scotland for the Stuart dynasty by force.

Glenfinnan Monument

  • Next, we continued west to the commercial fishing port of Mallaig. Unfortunately, we encountered a delay of about 45 mins due to a serious road traffic accident on a remote section of the A830 in Moidart which required services of a rescue helicopter.


  • Finally, we arrived Mallaig mid-afternoon where we checked into our lodgings. Tomorrow we transfer to Skye.

Mallaig Harbour

Sunset over Skye from Mallaig