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Hawick_1987

Fort William

My partner and I went to Fort William for my 26th birthday recently - well worth a visit.

Glentower Lower Observatory, Achintore Road - our guest house and a former observatory which linked with the one on the summit of Ben Nevis to produce weather reports. These would be sent by wire to London for the morning press.


Looking across Loch Linne to Trislaig


Loch Linne, looking to Corpach


This metal structure was erected by the Fort William Mountain Festival on the old town pier


Souter's Lass on Loch Linne
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Wee birdy on the banks of the loch


Deep Sea Diving Centre, one of only two in the Northern Hemisphere which can provide licences


At the Old Fort which partially gives the town its name


Old Fort


Site of the Old Fort


Belford Hospital
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Datestone from an older hospital structure


Public Gallery at the underpass


In Fort William, nearly 8% of the population can speak Gaelic - hence the Gaelic place names on road signs.


Tipping Mine Tubs at Treasures Of The Earth in Corpach


Amethyst


Amber


Bear skeleton replica


Penny pool
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Blacklit precious stones


Petrified wood


Selenite


Mining track mock-up


Bismuth - we bought one of these


More Bismuth
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Fossils display


Inverlochy Graveyard


Inverlochy Graveyard - the Aluminium Smelter's piping can be seen creeping up the hill on the left


These pipes come all the way down the River Lochy to Loch Linne


Inverlochy Castle - the fort before Fort William was built nearby


Inside Inverlochy Castle
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Inverlochy Castle






A rail and footbridge over the River Lochy


Looking out of the castle to where the moat would've been


The wee man at Gordon Square
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Royal Bank of Scotland, High Street


An outstanding painting in the Crannog Restaurant, Town Pier


Crannog Restaurant, Town Pier


Loch Linne at night


The lights of Corpach at night, across Loch Linne from Fort William


A82 Fort William bypass at night


Old Fort at night
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Inventive Mario graffiti at the bypass underpass


Underpass at night


Just off the end of the High Street at night


Glentower Lower Observatory and annexe, Achintore Road


Loch Linne and the coach park


High Street
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The Crannog


A surprising find on the High Street


Fort William from Fassifern Road


High Street


Station Square - the site of the former town railway station that was demolished and moved further north in the 1970s


Saint Andrew's Church


Sundial & Memorial
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Peace Bell


Jacobite Memorial


WWII Memorial


Duncansburgh MacIntosh Parish Church, The Parade


Fort William Railway Station


Fort William Bus Station
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An Aird, home to Fort William Shinty Club


An Aird


Ex-military truck at the ground


The Craigs Graveyard - the arch was moved here from the Old Fort


The Craigs Graveyard


Sugar Loaf Hill and its distinctive Saltire


Water of Nevis


War Memorial Cairn, Achintee Road
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Claggan Park, home to Fort William FC of the Highland League, sits under the Nevis mountain range.


Claggan Park




On these railings at Glen Nevis, each cross represents a local soldier who has died in military conflicts.


Oil Works sidings


Water of Nevis meets Loch Linne


Looking up the Water of Nevis
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Loch Linne


Leaving Fort William on the Crannog Cruise, aboard the vessel Souter's Lass


Fort William from Loch Linne


Trislaig from Loch Linne


Beinne Baine dusted with snow


A Heron on the shore of the loch
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Salmon Farm, Loch Linne




Mussel Farm, Loch Linne


Looking to 'The Narrows'


Coruanan from Loch Linne


Seal Island and mist shrouding the hills around Loch Linne


Aboard Souter's Lass
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Grey Mare's Tail enter Loch Linne


A logging ship sails down the loch


Achintore from Loch Linne


Fort William from Loch Linne




Deep Sea Diving Centre - where divers spend one month either underwater or in a decompression chamber


Arriving back to the town pier
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Underneath the Town Pier


West Highland Museum, Cameron Square


A log boat found nearby


Glentower Lower Observatory - our Guest House - in its previous guise




West Highland Museum


The smallest of the Glen Coe peaks
Stuball

Re: Fort William

Hawick_1987 wrote:

This metal structure was erected by the Fort William Mountain Festival on the old town pier



The Cylons are here!
Hawick_1987

By the by *Loch Linnhe, not Linne as I seem to have decided...

For Stu's Cylon reference: http://www.blastr.com/sites/blast...k_Cylon_Contest-thumb-425x727.jpg
cybers

Did you go visit Old Inverlochy Castle on the Caol Road .... Always amazes me that people miss it as it sits mainly in an industrial estate  

http://www.inverlochycastle.co.uk/
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cybers wrote:
Did you go visit Old Inverlochy Castle on the Caol Road .... Always amazes me that people miss it as it sits mainly in an industrial estate  

http://www.inverlochycastle.co.uk/


Sure did. We scouted out the best places to visit before we went. It is a wee bit out of the way, but we wouldn't have spotted the old graveyard or railway depot otherwise - always a treat!
James

Hawick_1987 wrote:
Station Square - the site of the former town railway station that was demolished and moved further north in the 1970s

james73 wrote:
Fort William 1965


Fort William 2007




James H
Hawick_1987

I made a bit of an arse of that caption James.

This entrance to the station was to the right of this photo:


This photo shows the old approach to the station, now the Fort William A82 bypass:
Stuball

james73 wrote:

Fort William 2007[/b]


Nice wee pub down there.... but I think it's shut now
cybers

Oceans on the end do a fantastic malay beef... Though its not open in the winter months as the wee guy canny go the sassenachs ... Which makes me laugh as there are probably more of them in the summer and he is Malaysian  
st200

Nearly Fort William!!


Commando Memorial Spean Bridge by 3.0s, on Flickr


Commando Memorial Spean Bridge by 3.0s, on Flickr
cybers


Canal Dwelling by David C Laurie, on Flickr
fastnet

Like the flare on that.
cybers

Near had my feckin eye oot  
fastnet

Thought that was the camera bouncing aff yer napper ?....
cybers

That too lol .... But made the schoolboy error with this one of looking through the viewfinder instead of just switching on Liveview...
Doog Doog

   Fantastic!
cybers


Neptunes Staircase Downside by David C Laurie, on Flickr

Neptunes Staircase Upside by David C Laurie, on Flickr
Hawick_1987

Very nice Cybers!  
Targer

Great photo's its almost like being there.
smb95

2012

Spean Bridge Memorial by Steven Mark Browning, on Flickr

Spean Bridge Memorial by Steven Mark Browning, on Flickr

Spean Bridge Memorial by Steven Mark Browning, on Flickr
Beano

Great Glen Cattle Ranch

Great Glen Cattle Ranch

Great Glen Cattle Ranch

Great Glen Cattle Ranch. Joseph Hobbs, a Canadian entrepreneur bought this part of the Great Glen in 1944. He invested a great deal to improve and develop the farm lands, with a vision of creating a cattle ranch like those in America. This is one of a number of similar stations that he built as part of the project.

A British Pathe film on this link

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/highland-cattle-ranch
Bill_M

And while in Fort William, don't forget the bookshop!

Bahouchies
Gina

No chance of a bum deal there! ^
st200

Corran Ferry by 3.0s, on Flickr
Beano




Corpach by Ben Allison, on Flickr




Corpach by Ben Allison, on Flickr
Beano




Corran to Ardgour Ferry by Ben Allison, on Flickr



Corran to Ardgour Ferry by Ben Allison, on Flickr
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