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Today, our small group had continuing benefit of dry, sunny weather.

We headed down from Inverness stopping at Castle Urquhart to view Loch Ness in all its glory.
Sadly, we missed the Monster.

We drove on tracking Loch Ness to Kyle of Lochalsh stopping to visit the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, home of Clan Macrae.

Then across the Skye Bridge to Broadford where we visited a small art gallery.

With still brilliant sunshine we drove up the single track road to Elgol stopping for numerous photo opps en-route.

After Elgol we returned stopping at a local craftsman and swordmaker who had a high quality
range of products on display.

Finally, on to our hotel at Eilean Iarmain which benefits from a stunning
Waterfront location-pure magic in the brilliant evening sunshine!

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Today, our family group visited:
  • Culloden Battlefield where occurred the last battle on British soil in April 1746. Here the Highland forces supporting the Jacobite cause under Bonnie Prince Charlie were heavily defeated to the extent the Jacobite cause never recovered. Excellent visitor information centre with re-enactment soldier.

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This afternoon, I am presenting an image taken at a just-completed tour of Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands.

Glencoe is a ‘must see’ on a Scotland Tour. The scenery is awesome and there is added dimension in that Glencoe was the location of a famous massacre in 1692 when a detachment of Campbells serving in the British Army massacred 38 members of the Maclan MacDonalds on Feb 13th 1692.

There is a good Visitor Centre operated by the National Trust which focuses on the local ecology and scenery.

Glencoe also has a heritage museum and is very popular with hikers and climbers.

Read more on Visit Glencoe Scotland…