Only an hour or so by car from Oban, the Pass of Glencoe (in Gaelic the "glen of weeping")
is seen here brooding under a glowering sky. This was the scene of the infamous massacre
of the Macdonalds of Glencoe by Campbell of Glen Lyon following a signal from the Signal
Rock nearby at dawn in mid-winter of 1692. Campbell's soldiers, who had been billeted
with the Macdonalds rose and slaughtered their hosts - men, women and children.
Over 40 were slain and many others who escaped to the hills died of exposure.
Following the massacre the soldiers burnt down the hamlets.
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