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TITLE
Parallel Roads of Glen Roy
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_06_043_0017
PLACENAME
Glen Roy
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmonivaig
DATE OF IMAGE
1980
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
15353
KEYWORDS
glens
landscapes
geology
battles
clans
ice age
Parallel Roads of Glen Roy

Glen Roy is found in the Lochaber area and is a National Nature Reserve. It runs north from Glen Spean. Glen Roy is noted in geological circles for its 'Parallel Roads'. These 'roads' are actually shorelines created by a glacial loch which filled Glen Roy around 10,000 years ago. As the glacier damming the end of the glen advanced the water rose and cut three distinct shorelines into the sides of the glen.

Glen Roy is also noted as the site of the Battle of Mulroy on 4th August 1688. The battle is said to be the last inter-clan battle fought in Scotland by the MacDonells of Keppoch who defeated the Mackintoshes.

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Parallel Roads of Glen Roy

INVERNESS: Kilmonivaig

1980s

glens; landscapes; geology; battles; clans; ice age

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

Glen Roy is found in the Lochaber area and is a National Nature Reserve. It runs north from Glen Spean. Glen Roy is noted in geological circles for its 'Parallel Roads'. These 'roads' are actually shorelines created by a glacial loch which filled Glen Roy around 10,000 years ago. As the glacier damming the end of the glen advanced the water rose and cut three distinct shorelines into the sides of the glen.<br /> <br /> Glen Roy is also noted as the site of the Battle of Mulroy on 4th August 1688. The battle is said to be the last inter-clan battle fought in Scotland by the MacDonells of Keppoch who defeated the Mackintoshes.