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Three Sisters. Glencoe. Scotland
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This place with such a dramatic scenery calls Glen Coe - it is a glen in the Highlands of Scotland. It lies in the southern part of the Lochaber committee area of Highland Council, and was formerly part of the county of Argyll. Its concidered as one of the most spectacular and beautiful places in Scotland, and is a part of the designated National Scenic Area of Ben Nevis and Glen Coe. The narrow glen shows a grim grandeur. The glen is surrounded by wild and precipitous mountains.The main settlement is the village of Glencoe.
There is a rich and dramatic history background of this magic place.
The name Glen Coe is often said to mean "Glen of Weeping", perhaps with some reference to the infamous Massacre of Glencoe which took place there in 1692. However, "Gleann Comhann" does not translate as "Glen of Weeping". In fact the Glen is named after the River Coe which runs through it, and bore this name long before the 1692 incident.
November 22nd, 2011
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