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Glen Coe Scottish Gaelic: It lies in the north of the county of Argyll , close to the border with the historic province of Lochaber , within the modern council area of Highland. On the 13 February , in the aftermath of the Jacobite uprising of , an incident known as the Massacre of Glencoe took place in the glen. Thirty-eight men from Clan MacDonald of Glencoe were killed by government forces billeted with them on the grounds they had not been prompt in pledging allegiance to the new monarchs, William II and Mary II.
The Glen is named after the River Coe which runs through it. The name of the river may predate the Gaelic language as its meaning is not known although it is possible that the name stems from an individual personal name, Comhan genitive Comhain.
The glen is U-shaped , formed by an ice age glacier ,  about The entrance to the glen from the west is below the foot of Buachaille Etive Beag just west of Lochan na Fola, from where waters run east to Loch Leven via the River Coe. Loch Achtriochtan is Loch Trychardan loch of the three friends or relatives in Timothy Pont 's map of the area.
The area to east of Lochan na Fola is often classed as part of Glen Coe see for example the location of Glencoe ski centre , but is in fact part of the upper reaches of Glen Etive. The south side of the glen is marked by a succession of distinct peaks: The name Coire Gabhail corrie of the bounty , or hollow of capture refers to former times when the corrie was used by members of Clan Macdonald to hide cattle and other livestock, whether their own or stolen from others.
The wide flat glen is well suited for this purpose since from Glen Coe it appears to be a normal v-shaped glen approached only by a steep narrow gorge.
By contrast the north side of the glen is a stark wall of mountain, the Aonach Eagach ridge. Geologically speaking, Glen Coe is the remains of an ancient supervolcano. It is considered to be one of the best examples of subsidence calderas. The landscape was further shaped by the processes of glaciation during the last ice age, 10, years ago.
Habitats within Glen Coe include of birch woodland, moorland and peatbogs. In the lower areas of the glen bog myrtle , cotton grass , butterwort , sundew and bladderwort are to be found. The peaks of the glen are home to snow bunting and ptarmigan , and the area also supports buzzards and golden eagles. Glen Coe was once part of the lands of Clan Donald , though since the ending of the clan structure they progressively sold off their estates.
Most of the Glen is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland whose visitor centre has displays about both the natural and historical significance of the glen. He laid out a number of conditions, known as the "Unna Principles" regarding how the NTS should manage the estate with regard to access and maintaining the wild nature of the land.
The original centre was later closed, and a new one built further west, down the glen on land not part of the original purchase. In NTS took out a trademark on the "Glencoe" name following an attempt by trademark the name of another NTS property St Kilda by a third party without their knowledge or consent. The trust stated that it would not prevent local businesses from continuing to use the name, however they were accused of heavy-handedness when an attempt was made to stop Hilltrek, a company based in Aberdeenshire , from selling a "Glencoe" waterproof jacket.
In Alistair MacDonald of Glencoe made a successful eleventh-hour bid, and purchased the remaining lands of Lord Strathcona from his descendants. Alistair received unsecured loans from just six donors, and immediately set up the Glencoe Heritage Trust,  a non-profit-making charitable trust, to secure the heritage of this part of Glen Coe.
Glen Coe is a very popular tourist destination: It is famous for the quality, and variety of its winter climbing , most of its routes being comparatively easy to access from the main road. One attractive way in to these tops ascends from the Pass of Glen Coe up Coire Gabhail the "hidden valley" to the ridge.
For adventurous experienced walkers, one of the finest mainland scrambles in the UK is the Aonach Eagach. Other points of interest include The Study at the Pass of Glen Coe; the cave of Ossian , where tradition says that he was born. The Iona cross was erected in by a Macdonald in memory of his clansmen who perished in the massacre of Other than a few scattered farms, the only settlement in Glen Coe is the village of Glencoe , which lies at the western end of the glen close to Invercoe where the river joins Loch Leven.
For campers, there are three official campsites in and around the glen. However, environmental concerns and increasing pollution of the River Coe in the mid s led to a decision to exclude a specific area and prohibit wild camping within that area. The exclusion has led to improvements being observed in the river and the Clachaig area. Well known residents of Glencoe include Hamish MacInnes , veteran of Mount Everest expeditions, climbing consultant for such films as the Eiger Sanction and a mountain rescue pioneer.
Following the posthumous revelation that Savile was a child abuser there were calls for the cottage to be demolished,  although it remains standing but unoccupied as of February Glencoe is supposed to have been the birthplace of Ossian according to John Cameron — , a local bard who was also Bard to the Ossianic Society.
Several of the names referring either to the heroes of the Fingalian race, or to their general occupation, hunting, are numerous in the district. Sgur-mam-Fiann, 'the mountain of the Fingalians'; Coe, the name of the river is supposed to be the Cona of Ossian; Grianan Dearduil, 'the sunny place of Darthula'; Acha-nan-con, 'the field of the dogs'; Caolas-nan-con, 'the ferry of the dogs', and the neighbouring country bear similar traces.
Morven is the peculiar name of Fingal's domain; an island in Loch Etive is supposed to be named from Usnoth, the father of Nathos; and Etive itself is named from the deer of its mountains.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Panoramic view westwards along the glen towards the Three Sisters of Bidean nam Bian , with Aonach Eagach on the right.
For other uses, see Glencoe disambiguation. Ridge of Beinn Fhada on the south side of the Pass, looking eastwards. The Geological Society of London. Archived from the original on 3 October Retrieved 20 May Archived from the original on 11 May Archived from the original on 4 June Retrieved 14 September National Trust for Scotland.
The Great Outdoors magazine. Scottish Mountaineering Club Hillwalkers Guide , pp. Archived from the original on 2 January Retrieved 27 December Retrieved 15 February Inverness Reference Library, National Nature Reserves of Scotland. National scenic areas in Scotland. Hoy and West Mainland. Eildon and Leaderfoot Upper Tweeddale. Retrieved from " https: Webarchive template wayback links All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from January Articles with permanently dead external links Coordinates on Wikidata Use dmy dates from July Articles containing Scottish Gaelic-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Views Read Edit View history.
Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Glencoe.