Glencoe Village -
Glencoe or Glencoe Village (Gaelic: A’ Chàrnaich) is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. It lies at the north-
The village is on the site of the Massacre of Glencoe in 1692, in which the Clan MacDonald of Glencoe were killed by forces acting on behalf of the government of King William III following the Glorious Revolution. The village occupies an area of the glen known as Carnoch. Native Gaelic speakers who belong to the area always refer to the village as A'Charnaich, meaning "the place of cairns". Even today there is Upper Carnoch and Lower Carnoch. A small hospital -
Within Carnoch there is a small village shop, Scottish Episcopal Church, Glencoe and North Lorn local history museum, Post Office, Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team centre, an outdoor centre, a number of bed and breakfast establishments, and a small primary school. Several eating establishments are around including the Glencoe Hotel, Glencoe Cafe and The Clachaig Inn. Glencoe is also a popular location for self-
This modern (constructed in 2002) visitor centre houses a coffee shop, store, and information centre. The village is surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery and is popular with serious hill-
Well known residents include Hamish MacInnes, inventor of the McInnes Stretcher.
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