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Today, our private tour visited Glencoe, possibly the most famous of all Scottish glens.

The road winds through magnificent hill and mountain scenery including a view of Buchaille Etive Mor and the ‘Three Sisters’. The long wall of Aonach Eagach is a superb ridge-walk, albeit not without risk. Much of the land is under management of the National Trust for Scotland which operates a good visitor centre jut a mile or so outside of the village.

Glencoe’s other claim to fame (or notoriety) is the massacre in 1692 of 38 members of the Macian MacDonalds by a detachment of soldiers who happened to be from Clan Campbell as part of a Government initiative to bring the Highland clan chiefs to heel. The image below is of the memorial to the casualties of the massacre.


The following three images show the local Glen Coe scenery and are taken from differing view points.



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I am presenting today some images and videos of our one day personalized tour with a group of four visitors from New York City. We went to the heritage village of Luss on the shores of Loch Lomond, which is supposed to be the largest expanse of freshwater in the UK, and The Trossachs. The Trossachs are often regarded as “the Highlands in miniature”. You can find there wild glens and sparkling lochs, like the Loch Katrine.

Then, we went to Port of Menteith, to see the Lake of Menteith, which is supposed to be the only lake in Scotland. We took a ferry to an island in the middle of the lake where the ruins of Inchmahome Priory stand. It is a ruined Augustine (The Black Cannons) priory founded in 1238 by Walter Comyn, who was the Earl of Menteith. Then a light lunch at Lake of Menteith Hotel.,

There is also a selection of pictures of the Stirling Castle and Doune Castle.

Loch Lomond

Loch Katrine
Lake of Menteith

Images of The Priory


Doune Castle

Stirling Castle

View of the Wallace Monument from Stirling Castle

Videos


Loch Lomond


Lake Menteith

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Trossachs Tour

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Today, I am presenting some images of a Trossachs tour (Scotland).

The Trossachs is an area between Argyll and Perthshire, stretching north from the Campsies and west from Callander to the eastern shore of Loch Lomond.

The scenery is stunning, comprising lochs, craggy mountains, and forested glens. It is superb walking country.

The following three images were taken around Loch Earn




Here is a happy group whisky enthusiasts at the Famous Grouse Distillery, Crieff.


A colourful stream at Famous Grouse

Traditional Highland Gentleman at Loch Katrine. This loch is Glasgow’s principal water supply.

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