The top image is of Ballachulish Bridge,
completed in 1974 to replace the Ferries that
crossed here on the road up to Fort William.
There is a high point with a Memorial on the
south side of the Bridge where the Jacobite -
John Stewart was Hanged.
The Ballachulish Hotel is
close to the Bridge, built in 1877 as a
stopover for travellers heading up into the
Highlands, at that time by Horse and
St Johns Church is 1 mile east of the
Bridge, built in 1842.
The main Village of Ballachulish is 2 miles
east of the Bridge, with the Village built
around the Slate Quarry that operated from 1693
to the 1950s.
The main Entrance to Ballachulish is at the
Village Hall, where there is a large Car Park,
Information Centre and large Co-op shop.
The old Slate Quarry is across the road from
Information Centre with Notice Boards giving
information on the Quarry and Walks.
Just round from the Information Centre are
the Playing Fields with the Laroch Inn with a
Diner and Mountain Training Centre next to the
The 1,024m / 3,360ft Beinn a'
Bheithir mountain sits high above
Ballachulish, with the main Trail being Park at
the Information Centre, walk round past the
Playing Fields, go up past the School, past a
small Farm, then pick one of the two Ridges up,
one named the Schoolhouse Ridge.
from the small Farm.
The Isles of Glencoe Hotel
can be found by going under the Main Road from
Ballachulish. This Hotel was built in 1992.
Watersports is situated at the Isles of
Glencoe Hotel, with paddle boarding and sailing
or powerboat courses.
1693 - the Slate Quarry at Ballachulish
began operating, with the Village growing
around the Quarry.
1733 - a Ferry began operating across the
narrow point on Loch Leven at Ballachulish,
saving the 16 mile road trip around the loch