Tour Scotland Travel Video Winter Mountains Glencoe Scottish Highlands

Tour Scotland travel video Blog of the mountains surrounding Glencoe on ancestry visit to the Scottish Highlands of Scotland. Glen Coe, Scottish Gaelic: Gleann Comhann, lies in the north of the county of Argyll, close to the border with the historic province of Lochaber. On the 13 February 1692, in the aftermath of the Jacobite uprising of 1689, an incident known as the Massacre of Glencoe took place in the glen. Thirty eight men from Clan MacDonald of Glencoe were killed by government forces who were billeted with them on the grounds that they had not been prompt in pledging allegiance to the new monarchs, King William II and Queen Mary II. The entrance to the glen from the west is below the foot of Buachaille Etive Beag just west of Lochan na Fola. The south side of the glen is marked by a succession of distinct peaks: Buachaille Etive Beag at the eastern end, followed by the Three Sisters, shoulders of the Bidean nam Bian massif which are subdivided by Coire Gabhail and Coire nan Lochan. Summits in the Bidean nam Bian massif include Stob Coire Sgreamhach, Stob Coire nan Lochan and Aonach Dubh, the third " sister. " By contrast the north side of the glen is a stark wall of mountain, the Aonach Eagach ridge. The ridge is crossed at the eastern end by the Devil's Staircase, an old military road opposite Buachaille Etive Mòr. The western end terminates with the conical Pap of Glencoe, Sgùrr na Cìche.

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