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Browsing Posts published in September, 2017



Kinlochleven, Scottish Highlands

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

Kinlochleven owes its origins to an aluminium smelter which was built in 1909 and 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. Here are links covering the hike:

Read more on Visit Kinlochleven…



Reflections of Tallship, Glenlee at Riverside Museum, Glasgow.

This evening, I am posting information and images on the architecture and heritage structures around the River Clyde in central Glasgow.

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Cille Choirill Church and Burial Ground, Roybridge

This evening, I am posting information on the (Roman Catholic) church of Cille Choirill summary information on which as follows:

Read more on Visit Cille Choirill…