So much myth, legend and history precedes a visit to the expanse of Glencoe and Loch Leven, that many visitors are unprepared for the sheer beauty and breathtaking serenity of this vast sweeping pass.
With each of the four seasons, new waves of colour wash across the sharply steepening foothills up to the massive angular peaks that push into an ever changing sky. Summer and winter alike, there is never a dull moment – these lands have been a fitting setting for centuries of drama. Little wonder therefore that the area is so popular with Hollywood’s directors, with much of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Highlander 1 and 3, Braveheart and Rob Roy being filmed in the Glen.
With more history, drama and sheer natural ability to entertain than really seems fair, Glencoe is without doubt one of Europe’s scenic highlights. But the famous pass is only the beginning. From the scene of the Appin Murder which inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to write ‘Kidnapped’ to the high road to Kinlochleven, from the enchantment of Eilean Munde, the burial isle to the village of Glencoe, Ballachulish and Onich, it’s easy to see why seasoned visitors would keep this wonderful place a secret if they could.
For those of us fortunate enough to live here, we welcome you to share our enthusiasm for what we have. This website is a beginning. It is for you to use to discover some of the secrets and lesser known sights and facts of the area. Enjoy your time with us, stay as long as you can, return as soon as possible.