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Canadian reporter visits Glencoe


By  Unsigned,   Thursday, 27 March 2008

A reporter for a Canadian newspaper has spoken of her adventure in the peaks and valleys of Scotland.

Lindsay Salt, writing for the Vancouver Sun, visited Glencoe, which apparently has an atmosphere of mystery and tragedy "like no other part of the western Highlands".

On her trip to Glencoe, she explored its towering crags and absorbed the "pervasive eeriness" of the glen, which is a U-shaped valley formed by an ice age glacier. From the shore of Loch Leven she climbed the Round Hill of the Shoulder (790 metres), with the "majestic" Ben Nevis in the background.

"Sunshine and blue skies were rarely to be found during our short stay. But regardless of the weather, the scenery was breathtaking," she wrote.

"In fact, the threatening clouds, occasional beams of sunshine, multihued arching rainbows and ethereal mists seemed to further increase the region's grandeur."

As well as appealing to climbers and hikers, film buffs may find a trip to the glen interesting.

Filming for the third Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, took place on location in Glencoe.