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Sun Nov 30 8:00 pm  #1


From Govan to Scotland - Glencoe

Several years ago I wrote a small book about my memories Youth Hostelling in Scotland while living in Govan. The book was never printed.

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GLENCOE: The trip up from Oban to Glencoe was relatively easy with no real sizable hills to negoatiate. After passing the Ballachulish Ferry, it was not long before they were signing in to the Glencoe Hostel. The Glencoe Hostel was one of a very few which had entirely wooden bunks and the interior had an alpine appearance. It was another of the more popular Hostels especially amongst the History minded members. Glencoe is known as ‘ The weeping glen’ and most people think the title is given because of the Massacre of Glencoe. However, it is understood that the title comes from the fact that Glencoe gets more rainfall than virtually anywhere else in Scotland. This is said to be due to the high mountains which surround the village.

The Massacre of Glencoe was a terrible crime. The mainly Mc Donald clan who populated Glencoe had given the Campbell soldiers shelter from terrible freezing  weather; a tradition of the Highlanders. The Campbell’s took the hospitality but the following morning carried out a massacre of their hosts killing 38 men. They burned down the Mc Donalds houses and this in turn led to another 40 women and children dying from freezing. The reason for the massacre was that the Mc Donalds had not sworn an oath of allegiance to King William of Orange by the appointed time. As it turned out the documents had been delayed due to the weather and other reasons with the oath duly signed. For a very long time the clans Campbell and Mc Donald did not communicate and amazingly even in Govan a few hundred years later the loathing of a few Mc Donald families to the Campbell’s still existed.

It should be said, however, that many of the Mc Donalds escaped the massacre with help of Campbell’s who broke their swords in some cases and stabbed sheep to show they would have carried out the orders. The Village thrives on the historical interest in the massacre and attracts many visitors each year.  Glencoe is in the middle of some of the highest mountains in Scotland and a magnet for hill walkers and mountaineers. Each evening the hostellers returning from the various mountains and hills give interesting accounts of the day.

The River Coe is small and at various points a series of rocks are combined to enable access to the opposite bank of the river. The plans are set out for the onward journey  to Glen Nevis and Fort William and a relatively easy cycle run is predicted via the Ballachulish Ferry and along the shores of Loch Linnhe.

 

Fri Jan 16 10:24 pm  #2


Re: From Govan to Scotland - Glencoe

Remember the Youth Hostel as being very popular and had to be booked up well in advance. Thew inside was virtually all wood incluing the bunk beds.
An article on the 'Weeping Glen'.

http://www.glencoescotland.com//wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Reflections.jpg


http://www.glencoescotland.com/about-glencoe/



 

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Wed Jan 21 2:21 am  #3


Re: From Govan to Scotland - Glencoe

Just love reading your articles on the highlands and of Govan, more power to your bow David. Keep it up mate!


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