Tour Scotland Travel Video Road Trip Drive To Glenelg In Western Highlands

Tour Scotland travel video of a road trip drive South on the single track road with passing places by Loch Alsh on ancestry visit to Glenelg in the Western Scottish Highlands, Scotland. Much of this road is only wide enough for one vehicle. It has special passing places. If you see a vehicle coming towards you, or the driver behind wants to overtake, try to pull into a passing place on your left, or wait opposite a passing place on your right. Give way to vehicles coming uphill whenever you can. If necessary, reverse until you reach a passing place to let the other vehicle pass. Glenelg is located south of Loch Alsh, by the fiercely tidal Kyle Rhea narrows, where the Isle of Skye is closest to the mainland. Following the Jacobite rising of 1715, Glenelg was chosen along with Fort George, Fort Augustus and Fort William as one of four sites in the Highlands for a military barracks. These were completed in 1725 and a military road soon linked Glenelg to the rest of General George Wade's road network. Between March and October, a small vehicle ferry connects to Kylerhea on Skye across the powerful currents of the narrows.

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