Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Campbells are back in Glencoe to-day. USA ones

Lochside cottage, in Appin, just around the corner from glorious Glencoe. Just one week availabile now, week commencing June 28th.

Last minute, late availability Glencoe, self catering cottage

Our lovely visitors from the USA are still with us Pokey and Kent.

The murky Campbell family history continues again and will shortly take us down to Loch Melfort chasing Covenanters flip flopping sides and financing early New Jersey.

I was hoping Kent (husband) was connected to the kinder gentler Campbells but evidence is now turning the other way and a possible connection to the very crafty Black Duncan of the Cowl is emerging. To be fair, Black Duncan was a big fan of trees and possibly an early enviromental champion. He had some other less desirable qualities however.

Must mention, we had a lovely hike from Duror this week. After years of digging around looking for Appin Murder clues under rocks and bushes, they have put up little signposts with blue tops and yellow crosses to mark the Clansman Trail - places significant to the Appin Murder and other events related to the history of the clans after Culloden. Great for Robert Louis Stevenson fans. We went up the forestry track in Duror to the signposted Birthplace of James of the Glen. Beautiful walk and great place to sit and have a packed lunch.

If you remember to bring one and you aren't running down the trail just ahead of another wall of water....
Pokey and Kent (of the Cowl...)

Gillian and I are still campaigning for an upgrade for the A82 road. This is the new blog post

The latest A82 victim is a fort William cycling hero.
The A82 upgrade campaign, please contact your Msp

We have revamped some of the Cottage website pages and added new ones. Please have a look if any interest you.
mystery of king robert the bruce and ardchattan priory
the knights templar in argyll
the battle of bannockburn
tourist information glencoe and ballachulish
how to lower your holiday costs
events and entertainment in glencoe and appin
facilities for visitors to glencoe, appin and lochaber
the best way to find your holiday cottage on the internet
news and stories of glencoe, appin and lochaber
how to avoid getting speeding fines
the viking battle in glencoe
the true story of the glencoe massacre
Lochside cottage near Glencoe in the Highlands of Scotland
  • Short Breaks Glencoe
  • Stories about Appin villages blog