Glen Coe, Scotland

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The village falls within the Ross, Skye and Lochaber part of the Highland council area for local government purposes. It is part of the registration county of Argyll and the lieutenancy area of Inverness for ceremonial functions.

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Introduction:

The village falls within the Ross, Skye and Lochaber part of the Highland council area for local government purposes. It is part of the registration county of Argyll and the lieutenancy area of Inverness for ceremonial functions.The use of the term 'Glencoe Village' is a modern one, to differentiate the settlement from the glen itself.

The village falls within the Ross, Skye and Lochaber part of the Highland council area for local government purposes. It is part of the registration county of Argyll and the lieutenancy area of Inverness for ceremonial functions.

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Facts:

Despite Fingal's acclaimed success, the Scandinavian influence would live on in Glencoe. The Clan MacDougall, which owed its origins to the Vikings, ruled over Glencoe until the end of the 13th century. However, their empire collapsed after 1308 when they decided to support John Balliol's claim to the Scottish throne over that of Robert the Bruce. Later, as undisputed king, Bruce gifted Glencoe to Clan MacDonald.

The village falls within the Ross, Skye and Lochaber part of the Highland council area for local government purposes. It is part of the registration county of Argyll and the lieutenancy area of Inverness for ceremonial functions.

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Get in:

Regular local buses operated by Stagecoach  run from Fort William and Kinlochleven to Glencoe Village. Scottish Citylink coaches  from Glasgow  to Fort William, Kyle of Lochalsh and Skye pass through the glen itself and stop in Glencoe Village several times a day.


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