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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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Today, our group visited Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue’s open day, North Ayrshire. It is the biggest and busiest Wildlife Rescue Centre in Scotland. Hessilhead aims to rescue, repair, rehabilitate and release animals back to the wild. The open day was really great, you can see animals like birds, foxes and swans. The organization was good and the organizers were very welcoming. Unfortunately, picture opportunities were limited but a few are provided below.

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Today, I travelled to Beith, S.W.Scotland to visit a wildlife rescue centre. Brilliant sunshine, blue skies and pleasant countryside all combined to provide a pleasurable experience.

Here is an image of male deer which has become very tame and will not now be released into the wild.

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