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Glencoe Mountains and Massacres

Join Wild West to discover how Scotland's most famous glen was formed by fire and ice, stand in the heart of an ancient caldera and hear the stories of the highlanders, their culture, language and lifestyle. And stand in the footprints of Bond and M

To visitors to the Highlands the name Glencoe is synonymous with the very best of Scottish scenery and the worst of the atrocities committed against the Highland clans. This half day tour will take you to the heart of this spectacular valley, travelling along the Great Glen and passing the Ballachuilish slate quarry along the way.

You will hear the story of the dreadful massacre of 1692, learn about James of the Glens and possibly the greatest miscarriage of justice in Highland history, and listen to the story of the mythical Celtic bard Ossian and his role in one of the greatest literary hoaxes of all time.

But mostly, Glencoe is about the dramatic scenery. Formed by volcanoes over 300 million years ago then sculpted by ice for the last 2 million, Glencoe is Scotlands best known and most visited landscape. Join this trip for an unforgettable experience on your Highland journey.

Tour Highlights

      *Hearing about the dreadful massacre of Glencoe

      *Waking to the Lost Valley

      *Getting close to red deer, Scotland’s largest land mammal

      *Arguably the most spectacular scenery in Scotland 

For details of what’s included and what isn’t please see our terms and conditions

 Cost:  Private safari for up to eight people £275

Price on Request

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

April — December

Contact details

Wild West

9 Mackay Crescent
Fort William
PH34 4EA

Key facilities

  • Parking

Tour information


  • Fort William


½ Day


  • Driver guide
  • Minibus


  • Private
  • Small Group (1-16)


  • English


  • Geology
  • History
  • Landscapes
  • Photography
  • Walking
  • Walking/Hiking
  • Wildlife

Covid 19 Facilities

  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • Capacity limit
  • Contactless payment possible
  • Face masks available for visitors
  • Facilities must be booked
  • Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Online booking possible
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions

Tour Stops

Wild West

Tour company information

Wild West

Wild West offer a selection of wildlife safaris, scenic tours and photography tours in the west of Scotland. Based in Fort William safaris and tours can cover locations such as Ardnamurchan, Glencoe, Glen Nevis and the islands of Mull and Skye. On wildlife safaris we will be looking for red deer, otters, eagle, red squirrels and seals amongst other species. Join us in October to see the red deer rut. Binoculars and spotting scopes are provided for guest use. Your guide Ian MacLeod is an experienced photographer who will be happy to help you get the best from our camera.

Opening times

Trips normally run between 09.00 and 17.30 daily with evening trips on demand. Tours are available all year. Throughout the winter months, November to March these are by arrangement on a private basis

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