Old Photograph Roads Glencoe Highlands Scotland

Old photograph of the old military road and new road through Glencoe, Highlands, Scotland. Glen Coe where the infamous Massacre of Glencoe took place in 1692, is surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery and is popular with serious hill walkers, rock and ice climbers. It has been seen in numerous films, including Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban as the home of Hagrid. When Thomas Telford came here in the early years of the nineteenth century, surveying his new roads. The only route across Rannoch Moor had been the old Military road, but from Altnafeadh at the bottom of the Devils Staircase all the way through to Ballachulish, although a Drover's Road had been built in 1786.

Tour Scotland Autumn video of a drive West on the A82 road through Glencoe, Scotland. This famous Scottish Glen was the site the of the famous Massacre of Glencoe which began simultaneously in three settlements along the glen at Invercoe, Inverrigan, and Achnacon, although the killing took place all over the glen as fleeing MacDonalds were pursued. 38 MacDonalds from the Clan MacDonald of Glencoe were killed by Campbell guests who had accepted their hospitality. This Highlands location featured a lot in Skyfall the James Bond movie, mainly because it is the most famous Scottish glen and one of the most dramatic landscapes in the world.

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