Wilderness

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in…where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.” — John Muir

A view of the Jacobite steam train crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct gave us pause on our way to the infamous Glencoe area.

Faced by the majestic Three Sisters of Glencoe mountains, the visually dramatic Massacre of Glencoe area is almost completely uninhabited today.

Tucked inside the steep-sided, five-mile-long range is its infamous Hidden or Lost Valley glen. Once used by Clan MacDonald to hide their livestock from raiders, it was here that the clan members were suddenly attacked by soldiers under the 10th Earl of Argyll when Alexander MacDonald of Glencoe failed to swear his allegiance to King William III by the imposed 1691 year-end deadline.

Though many of the clan escaped, the chief, 33 other men, two women and two children were killed.

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Site of Massacre of Glencoe — Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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