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Highland Cattle in Glen Nevis, Scotland

This morning, We departed our lodgings in Edinburgh and drove north to Stirling passing the Kelpies sculpture en-route.

At Stirling, we spent over one hour visiting all key aspects of the famous castle including Royal Apartments, Great Hall, Military Museum,  Chapel Royal, Kitchens and Tapestry Studio.

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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:

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Today, we had two objectives from our Fort William base: Glen Etive and Oban.

First, to Glen Etive via Glencoe Village and the Pass of Glencoe stopping en-route to photograph the watery landscape at Achnambeithach near Glencoe.

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