This afternoon our tour is experiencing a 7 hour delay due to adverse weather conditions which has disrupted ferry crossings to the Hebrides. Consequently we are facing an unplanned sojourn in Oban on the west of Scotland.
Because of the heabvy train and wind we took the opportunity to visit Glencoe, about 1 hour away. This Highland village is well known for the scenery and the infamous massacre which occurred in 1692. The latter event resulted in the deaths of up to about 100 members of the local MacDonald community at the hands of a military unit comprised mainly of members of traditional adversaries from Clan Campbell who were acting under military orders.
At Glencoe we visited:
- The National Trust Visitor Centre
- The glen with its stunning scenery with streams and waterfalls cascading off the mountains.
- Clachaig Inn, famous for its ‘no Campbells’ policy.
- The monumernt erected in memory of the Massacre.
We later returned to Oban, tracking the banks of Loch Linnhe and passing Castle Stalker.