February 4, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Nowhere else is the traveller confronted so abruptly by the arresting impact of Scotland’s mountains. The road twists below the towering bulk of these characterful peaks, sometimes dark and luring, sometimes light and enticing. This ancient and celebrated pass is also imbued with history: cattle rustling, clan feuds and – most notoriously – the “Massacre of Glencoe” in 1692. In summer the area is a favourite haunt of walkers and climbers; in winter it is one of the leading ski resorts.