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The Scottish Highlands - A History of the Glencoe Massacre

A History of the Glencoe Massacre

(340 reviews)
Glencoe, The Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
60 mins

About the tour

A walk around Glencoe Lochan, close to the scene of the infamous Glencoe Massacre of 1692. Surrounded by towering mountains and mysterious woodland, this tour will give you an in depth description of the politics and power play which led to this grizzly episode, as well as a step by step account of what happened on that cold February morning. And no story of Scottish history would be complete without a few myths and legends thrown in for good measure. So why not join me as we step back in time and unveil the true story of the Glencoe Massacre…

Meet your local guide


Craig lives in Ballachulish, on the west coast of Scotland. He can be found exploring the mountains and glens hill walking or mountain biking. He loves Scotland's wild places; its rugged coastlines and soaring peaks. Almost a decade ago, he climbed the famous Buachaille Etive Mor in Glencoe, and with incredibly good snow conditions, he managed to slide down all the way back to the car. “Mountaineering in the winter hills is a much more fun experience if the snow conditions allow this mode of transport!” he quips. But his real passion lies in the long, intricate, and often bloody history for which Scotland is famous, and he loves nothing more than sharing this passion with all who join him on his travels. He loves working outdoors, educating, and showcasing the beautiful and fascinating country he lives in. Craig enjoys weaving stories with all of his tours, transporting people back in time and making them feel like they’re a part of the story. He also tries to interlink historical events together to give a greater understanding of how, where, and why the events took place. Here’s a fun fact: Craig was a member of the Ghost Club set up by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to investigate places suspected of harboring ghosts!

Craig has been guiding since Apr 2008

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to The Scottish Highlands with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from The Scottish Highlands. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Virginia H.

10 March 2021

always a pleasures

Coralee M.

07 March 2021

Loved this tour! The countryside was beautiful, and Craig told the history story well.

Maressa M.

07 March 2021

Great tour, really enjoyed it, glad I wasn't the one struggling uphill! Amazing views, loved Craig's storytelling. Incredible history, and glad Craig showed us round. Will definitely book onto another one!


07 March 2021

I thoroughly enjoyed yesterday's trek . You did a fine job pacing your words and keeping enthusiastic momentum. I am a fan of Scotland and when my wife was living it was a destination on multiple times. In a sense I was there vicariously in yesterday's tour. Thank you. Borden Evans

Cathy Y.

06 March 2021

Love Craig's tours.

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