Fort William, Highlands of Scotland

Fort William was a garrison town, but now stands guard only over the western end of the Caledonian Canal. The canal is a 60 mile waterway, constructed by Telford in 1847 to enable boats to avoid the northern cape of Scotland. Nowdays it is used mainly by pleasure craft. Britains highest mountain, Ben Nevis at 4406 feet, rises up behind the town

fort william a town in Scotland highland scenery ben nevis

Along the coast small towns like Ullapool or Tobermory have grown up round sheltered harbours, and the hinterland contains Glencoe, one of Scotland's wildest and most celebrated glens

tobermorey

mountain stream

ullapool

The weather can change rapidly, and one has to be well prepared to climb Ben Nevis

scotch mist

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