Old Photograph Youth Hostel Glencoe Scotland


Old photograph of the Youth Hostel in Glencoe, Scotland. The Glen was the site of the Massacre of Glencoe in 1692, in which 38 members of the Clan MacDonald of Glencoe were killed by forces acting on behalf of the government of King William III following the Glorious Revolution. The village occupies an area of the glen known as Carnoch. Native Gaelic speakers who belong to the area always refer to the village as A'Charnaich, meaning " the place of cairns ". Even today there is Upper Carnoch and Lower Carnoch. A small hospital, currently empty, with emergency services at Fort William 16 miles away, lies at the southern end of the village just over an arched stone bridge.



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