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|magic of glencoe|
I have been camping in glencoe for the last ten years its just magical. Eveytime I arrve it feels like the first time I have been. The scenery in my opinion cant be explained this is a place where everyone needs to see for themselves.
|From ||Reply||Sent 01/09/2014|
|The Three Sisters|
I found your site by mistake while researching a painting titled "The Three Sisters" If I take a photo of it and send it to you could you tell me if you recognize it as being from your area. I found it in my father's estate belongings. His family came from Clydebank at the turn of the century 1800-1900. His mother's family came from the Orkneys at the same time.
|From ||Reply||Sent 12/12/2013|
hi,i recently visited and loved the hats you sold in the shop.so wished i had bought one.i would be grateful if u could tell me the make of them.stunning place hope to visit again soon x
|From ||Reply||Sent 09/05/2013|
|Bridge over the Coe|
Is the footbridge over the Coe at Clachaig hotel now repaired and open to the public??
|From ||Reply||Sent 22/02/2013|
|GLEN COE BY TOV TOVELL |
THE FOLLOWING POEM WAS SENT TO US BY CAROLE TOVELL, WHO FOUND SOME SOLACE SCATTERING HER HUSBAND'S ASHES HERE IN THE GLEN. SHE HOPES THAT OTHERS WILL ALSO FIND SOLACE FROM HER HUSBAND'S POEM. (Please note guidance on scattering ashes in Glencoe can be found on our website: glencoe-nts.org.uk/Memorials-and-Ash-Scattering-g.asp)
GLEN COE BY TOV TOVELL
This place, so dark and forbidding
Yet somehow a haven of peace for me
Great Shepherd and Glen of Weeping,
Sinister, eerie, with hardly a tree
The waterfalls cascade and rush
One of my favourites of all I have seen
Site of massacre so infamous
Why does it possess a view so serene?
Time and time again I visit
This normally cloud filled vale of woe
Drawn as if by kindred spirit
To the solitude of this place, Glen Coe
|From ||Reply||Sent 23/11/2012|
|Cafe let down again!|
Just logging on to feedback a rather disappointing visit to your cafe on Saturday and noticed previous comments.
We came in for a cup of tea and cake expecting a friendly warm environment and good selection of food as found in other NTS establishments only to be met with a rather soulless noisy(the sandwich fridge overwhelmed everything else)room as befitting some transport cafe without the greasy food. The cafe could do with some nice background music bird song even, decent mugs and cups, proper cutlery and a better selection of home made food instead of prepacked sandwiches and other items. The scone my wife had was stale with the tea being the only thing going for it. The cafe was tidy but lacked soul and needs something to brighten it up. One panel referring to Birch bark being used for painkilling is wrong it was willow bark which was used in having salicylic acid the forerunner to aspirin. One final gripe is that my wife broke her finger nail when flushing the toilet as the handle appeared to be too close to the tiles hence her nail catching on the tile. All in all a disappointing end to Sheila's last Munro on Stob na Broige.
|From ||Reply||Sent 24/09/2012|
|EXCEPTIONAL VOLUNTEER RANGERS|
On Sunday 9th of September I went on a LandRover Safari with one of the volunteer rangers (Carly) and was given a fantastic introduction to all the aspects of Glencoe, from it's history to it's geology & wild life, plus the local community. Her friendly manner made the morning a very enjoyable and informative experience and a great start to my holiday. Well done to these volunteers. The staff at the visitors centre were also very friendly & helpful and I thought the cafe, toilets & shop were great. I look forwarded to returning one day.
|From ||Reply||Sent 21/09/2012|
I visited the centre on Sunday 12 August. I enjoyed the very informative displays and the 1692 presentation.
However, the cafe is very much third-rate. Paper cups, paper plates, plastic spoons and, most bizarrely, a totally ineffective wooden knife to attempt to cut an inedible scone - ugh! The table I occupied was swimming with spilt tea and littered with dirty plates etc from the previous occupants. No attempt was made to clean up this mess.
All of this is a pity and rather spoiled my visit. The cafe lets down the rest of the centre.
|From ||Reply||Sent 13/08/2012|
Always enjoy spending time in your cafe but I think it's a shame that just about everything is pre-packaged - it doesn't quite fit with the environmental theme. And it's a real shame that you don't open a bit earlier and serve bacon sandwiches.
|From ||Reply||Sent 17/06/2012|
Is it possible to walk from the Kings House Hotel to Glencoe village avoiding the main road? Thanks
|From ||Reply||Sent 17/03/2012|
Hi the considering visiting Glencoe when on holiday. Can you tell me the situation whith dogs. Are they allowed?
|From ||Reply||Sent 03/02/2012|
|buggy friendly walks|
Wonder if anyone can help. I am coming up to Glencoe next May with my family and my young Grandson will still be in his buggy. Can anyone suggest any nice walks that would be buggy friendly.
I would really appreciate your help.
|From ||Reply||Sent 08/11/2011|
We are planning a coach trip round Scotland with a goup of Ukrainian tourists. Therefore, we are genuinely interested, if THe Glencoe Visitor Center is accessible by coach (road width, parking facilities). Thank You in advance.
|From ||Reply||Sent 30/09/2011|
|Are there any very gentle walks for a very pregnant lady ?|
I'm visiting Glencoe with a group of friends in two weeks, will be just over 7 months pregnant and would love to know if there are any easy walks of around 1-2 miles ? It will be our last trip before the baby arrives and I'd love to get out in the scenery -even if only for a few hours a day.
|From ||Reply||Sent 11/07/2011|
|New Glencoe Battlefield|
What on earth have you done to the blue walk through the woodland behind the Visitor Centre and caravan park? It used to be such a lovely walk and now it looks like a battlefield. I do hope that someone is going to tidy up the scrub left by the tree harvesting operation and perhaps re-plant with some natural woodland native to the area.
|From ||Reply||Sent 05/06/2011|
|Land Rover Safari|
I had the great pleasure of partaking on
the 10-5-11 a land rover safari it was a wonderfull informative morning and Rachel was brilliant and full of enthusiam and local knowledge,particularry on the fauna in Glencoe, the weather was rather damp but Rachel and Nichole's sunny disposition more than made up for the awful weather, well done girls you gave me a morning I will never forget. PETE
|From ||Reply||Sent 20/05/2011|
Has the footbridge by the Clachaig Inn over the river coe been repaired yet.
|From ||Reply||Sent 19/04/2011|
We have just returned from our first holiday to the Highlands and Glencoe,which we loved.We booked a safari trip with one of the rangers and just wanted to write and say despite the appalling weather on the day,thursday the 28th, Matt gave us
some wonderful memories to take home.
Many thanks Matt and all the staff at the visitor centre
|From ||Reply||Sent 02/11/2010|
I visited Glencoe 25 years back during my student times and immediately fell in love it. It is a place that is both disturbing and also a balm for the soul. This September I came back with 2 colleagues from work and we took a very interesting and also entertaining landrover safari tour. This was a good opportunitiy to see and learn more about the area. Thanks for offering this! After being back at work and having to look most of day into the screen of my laptop I wish I could “beam myself up there”… since unfortunately this is not possible looking at the pictures I have taken must do ;-)
|From ||Reply||Sent 07/10/2010|
When travelling through Glencoe it always, always makes me feel exceedingly small and cowed. I suppose both the historical significance and the wonderful sights each play a part in that peculiar feeling. The Visitor Centre there is a magnificent addition beautifully blended into the existing landscape.
|From Wee McGreegor||Reply||Sent 11/09/2010|
In 2006, I noted the lack of Gaelic on your site. All these years later is there no progress?
|From ||Reply||Sent 17/08/2010|
I just want to say what fun the parachute games were last Tuesday. Even a bit of drizzle didn't spoil the enjoyment for our young grandchildren. Thank you Rachel and Matt.
|From ||Reply||Sent 25/07/2010|
Scotland has become my second home. The nature is overwhelming and the people are very kind to me. The minute I am back in Holland I become homesick. Glencoe is one of many places I am in love with. So it would not be a surprise to you that the “new” (for I have known also the old one) visitor centre has stolen my heart. In august I will be on my way to Inverness from New Castle. The first thing I could think of is “Is there time to drink a cup of tea at the visitors centre? Just to enjoy the view and the friendliness. I hope that I will continue visiting your centre for the next couple of years.
|From ||Reply||Sent 15/07/2010|
|Kindness of betty keyes|
We visited this beautiful part of the world when my wife was pregnant with triplets five years ago. We were overwhelmed by the friendliness of betty when we explained that three little ones were on their way. Life changed for us forever three months on when dana had evie, kiara and matthew. We were so taken by betty and glencoe that when we stayed in Perthshire we travelled up to show her the little guys- they were ten months then. It is a fair drive from Durham up there but was well worth it. Betty made such a fuss of them and gave them bears which have the capacity for recorded messages. I did a message and tonight they asked about it all at bed time. I am sitting here watching them drifting to sleep as I type on my iPod and hope to return to the wonders of glencoe and betty one day. It would be lovely to hear from het too
|From ||Reply||Sent 13/07/2010|
I have enjoyed very much in glencoe, very nice place, nice weather, nice people, nice nature!!! I liked it!!!
|From ||Reply||Sent 01/07/2010|
On a walk around the trails behind the centre (Sun 23rd May 2010) spotted an interesting moth on one of the waymarkers, approx NN112575. Had a look in my ID book on return home and it was a Puss Moth (Cerura Vinula).
I'll try and put a couple of photos on your image library.
|From ||Reply||Sent 27/05/2010|
Glencoe is the most beautiful place on earth. In March 1992 our brother Stuart lost his life on Bein Mor Challum. It was a very distressing time for us as he was missing for almost 12/13 weeks.Every year, as near to his anniversary as possible (weather permitting) I drive up to Glencoe and place flowers on the hill just in front of the car park and helipad. It's a great comfort and although very sad, it is very peaceful as we know how much he loved these hills. Over the years I have kept in touch with the people who helped us get through this awful time. The family can't thank the Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team, RAF Leuchers, Lossiemouth and Gannet, Heavy Walley, Ken and his late wife Helen Lindsay and Maureen of Clachaigh Inn for their support. These people are the salt of the earth and we will never forget what they did for our family. Our brothers ashes have been scattered high up in the hills by Ken, just another lovely gesture - we know this is where Stuart would have wanted his last resting place to be. This is a lovely site, keep up the good work.
|From ||Reply||Sent 06/04/2010|
|Lost Ice Axe|
After a great day on Sgor na h-Ulaidh, I realised I have lost my axe...a Mountain Technology 70cm walking axe with purple leash. If anyone finds it I'd be greatful to see it again, having had it for over 20 years!
|From ||Reply||Sent 01/04/2010|
We first visited the centre about 6 years ago and were enthralled by the place. Each year on our way up to Skye, this is a must stop place for us. Firstly we make our way to the viewpoint at the back of the centre and spend a while just taking in the magnificent view. We dont speak - that would spoil it, just sitting a while and enjoying the looks on the faces of first time visitors. Then we stop in the cafe for refreshments - always nice, friendly staff. Finally we pop into the shop for our postcards and a few souveniers. Its now become our annual pilgrimage. What a magnificent place...well doen to all involved
|From ||Reply||Sent 29/03/2010|
I first went to Glencoe three years ago as a promise to my late father Archibald to find out where my family came from and I did .By golly what a feeling of being home yet extreme sadness but I go back every year since ,what a display the centre has it tell the visitor so much not only the about the massacre but also flora and fauna neither of whom are relatives.Definately a must for visitors.Also a must is CULLODEN for an insight of the bravery of the Clans stealth weapons versus farm implements.final words stop off and see on your route through to history
|From ||Reply||Sent 04/11/2009|
|help with adding images|
I tried to add image but I don't know how to do this
Can anyone be kind to tell me how?
thanks a lot
|From ||Reply||Sent 17/10/2009|
|Video on Glencoe Massacre|
I visited Glencoe 2 years ago and whilst there came to the visitors centre. There was an exhibit (I would assume a permanent one but I really don't know. I live in Australia so there's absolutely no chance of me having a quick visit to check, unfortunately!) there about the Glencoe Massacre and showing was a video about it. I'm doing a speech on the massacre in my history class and I'd be interested in finding out the name of the documentary so I can credit it as a resource. (I'd also like to credit the exhibit in general but I have no clue as to how I'd go about doing that).
Well, anyway, any assistance is appreciated. I've had a brief look around for this video's name but I assume there's a few documentaries on the events so I wouldn't know which one to add in my bibliography.
Thanks in advance!
|From ||Reply||Sent 13/10/2009|
|Jan Hamilton exhibition|
we've visited your Glencoe visitor centre just one week ago, and I just wanted so say Thank you for the idea with the Devil's Staircase walk. That was wonderful!! I've liked Jan Hamiltons photo exhibition very much and showed the little pic on this site to my daughter. Does Jan Hamilton have a homepage, or do you have a link to see more of these images? Would be nice if you let me know. Thank you! Kind regards from Germany.
|From Silvia||Reply||Sent 16/07/2009|
|From ||Reply||Sent 11/07/2009|
|Creag Dhu group photo|
My late husband Leslie James Stevenson spent many glorious weekends in Glencoe in the late 1950's.Last summer I spent an overnight at the Kingshouse hotel and saw the group photo of some of the Creag dhu climbers in the bar. The young guy smoking left of centre bears a close resemblance to Les Stevenson but the names printed below the picture are not the same.Could anyone please tell me if this is or isn't LES? He would have been dead chuffed to be on that photo in Glencoe. The Craig dhu climbers used to call him and his friend (the chap centre right with the cap) 'ra boys'.If anyone knows anyone who might know PLEASE get in touch.
|From ||Reply||Sent 11/06/2009|
We visited Glencoe last year and fell in love with the place. The place is very knowledgeable and full of interesting historical information. Glencoe is a very surreal place and would quite happily spend the rest of my life there. My family and i are intending on visiting Glencoe again. It is beautiful whether it's raining or sunny. It's stunning all the same.
|From ||Reply||Sent 18/05/2009|
|Walks suitable for little explorers|
We are looking forward to staying in Glencoe for a week from Sat 16th May and wondered if there are any walks nearby that my husband and I can enjoy with our two year old son?
|From ||Reply||Sent 13/05/2009|
|Moths and Birds|
How fantastic getting the photo of the emperor moth laying its eggs recently. I keep looking on cuckoo flowers for the orange eggs of the orange tip butterflies about now.
I am disappointed not being able to come to the bird day on Sat. May 9th but unfortunately it clashes with the Appin Historical Society's outing to Shuna Island.
|From ||Reply||Sent 07/05/2009|
|Looking forward to visit in May 2009|
My wife and I will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary in Scotland this coming May. We love the country and have been there 8 times. Have never been to this area but certainly look forward to seeing the beauty tht Scotland has to offer in and around Glencoe. If there is any special place to visit I would appreciate knowing. We will be passing through and only spending a few hours as we head towards the most Northern Highlands.
|From ||Reply||Sent 18/12/2008|
Just wanted to say hello to my brother Chris Jones who is currently a volunteer up in Glencoe. We are all very envious and very proud of you Chris.Enjoy and try and keep warm!!!
|From ||Reply||Sent 20/11/2008|
|it was great|
we vitit glencoe 2006 in June, it was amezing. I look for pikture and information from this aeria. we miss clencoe and we come back. But we have now a dog, is it a problem to find B+B ore a caraven space?
|From ||Reply||Sent 20/11/2008|
|Glencoe Is AMAZING|
Visited Scotland in August 2008...GLENCOE was my favorite. Absolutely stunning. Visitor center was very nice w/ nice retail shops.
|From ||Reply||Sent 01/09/2008|
|A look ahead|
Very good site! Made me anxious to be there on July 29th.
|From ||Reply||Sent 23/07/2008|
Can you tell me where Percy Unna is buried?
|From ||Reply||Sent 17/07/2008|
|We Love Betty|
We first visited Glencoe in July 2006, unfortunately my daughter Shannon suffers from serious seizures and whilst we were there, she took a really bad one. We were seriously concerned and rang our local hospital back in Liverpool, but they advised us to nurse her through it. We called in to the visitors centre, but Shanny was really out of things, that's when we met Betty.
Betty was so caring and helpful, she actually got shanny to snap out of the seizure and for that we will be eternally grateful. Betty was an absolute credit to Scotland, so last Summer we decided to return to Glencoe on our way to Skye. Shannon wanted to call in and thank Betty in person, so she did. Betty was brilliant, she remembered Shannon and bought her a Highland Cow cuddly from the shop. She even promised to name a new calf after Shannon. Betty kept her promise and this week sent Shannon a picture of her new born calf.
I want to thank Betty and just let everyone know about this caring and wonderful lady. Thank You Betty, you will always be in our hearts, not only that, but we will be returning to Glencoe later this year, all due to Betty. I think that when people get awards, people like Betty should be top of the list, she is number one on our list every time.
|From ||Reply||Sent 20/04/2008|
I wanted to spend a day in Glencoe,
on our way home from Inverness we planned to stop for lunch and a easy
short walking trail, see the Visitor Center and enjoy the views. We got in
an accident before Ft. William and were
delayed and did not get to Glencoe until around 6:00PM. I was knocked out
with the views, but could not find my
camera, so I had to borrow friends who
were with me, so I did not take many pics, but I just stood there and took in the views, we stopped many places
on A82 along Loch Leven, what a beautiful area, I someday hope to come back and spend more time in the Glencoe area, do some trails, take lots of pics, meanwhile I have the many sites like yours to look at everyday. Thank you, untill.......
|From ||Reply||Sent 18/02/2008|
|Caledonian forest seedlings are they available to buy|
I visited Glencoe a few years ago and was interested in the way you were growing from seeds collected from the ancient forest and you mentioned that maybe some saplings might be available to buy. How far along are you in this venture? Are any saplings ready? I for one would love to plant something in my garden from the ancient forests of Scotland bringing them into Edinburgh.
in anticipation Revmac
|From ||Reply||Sent 11/09/2007|
I came with my family to Glencoe this last week and joined the Safari with Scott and Brian on thursday. I would just like to say thankyou for a wonderful and unforgettable experience. It was a privilage to see often un seen places in the area and to learn so much about the flora and forna and geology. It was a delight and I thank you so much for a special experience and day. Thank you to Scott for his wealth of knowledge and taking care of us all throughout the trip.
|From ||Reply||Sent 01/07/2007|
Hi!!! Excellent resource you've got here!!! Will definately be back!!!
|From ||Reply||Sent 23/02/2007|
I'll be visiting Glencoe this June and I was wondering if you offered ranger-guided walks of the area.
|From ||Reply||Sent 03/12/2006|
|Thank you and keep up the excellent page.|
Your site is very informative, interesting and a certain daily visit for critical weather information. Thank you.
|From ||Reply||Sent 22/06/2006|
"A great wee site, I live 100 miles away in Ayrshire but the site keeps me informed about my favourite place on earth.Keep up the good work."
05 January 2006
|From Jim Brown||Reply||Sent 01/06/2006|
on the 28th of january 2006 I was on stob dearg in glen coe, the sun came out behind me at the glen etive side and cast a shadow onto the mist at the kingshouse side. I appeared to have a rainbow circle round my shadow. I have read about this before but cant remember the proper title for it. It was "Magical". The views when the mist lifted was excellent, I did.nt want to come down.
|From ||Reply||Sent 29/01/2006|
|My Father's Home|
Buchaille Etive Mor is breath taking. My Father, "Wee Sammy Smith" climbed this mountain time after time as a young man. Sam passed away in February 15, 1992. His ashes are now on the top of this mountain. I visited the site a few years back and I have to say, Glenco and the Buchaille Etive Mor are absolutely, "Heaven". I am happy that this was is final resting place.
|From ||Reply||Sent 28/01/2006|
Recently here at Glencoe we received an enquiry from Richard in Holland. We were asked about Beithar the dragon who once lived in the area. Now, our information about Beither is a little slight just at the minute; does anyone have any further information about the beast?
|From ||Reply||Sent 23/01/2006|
Your site is presented very well, but you should be embarassed that Gaelic is not included.
|From ||Reply||Sent 12/05/2005||