The Pap Of Glencoe,Highland,Scotland.
History of Glencoe
The first historical figure connected with Glencoe was Fingal, one of the greatest Celtic heroes and leader of the Feinn, warriors of Gaelic mythology. The glen was his legendary home and his memory is preserved in a number of place names, for example Sgor nam Fiannaidh (rock of the Feinn).
Fingal’s poet son Ossian is also remembered by the naming of the cave above the Loch Achtriochtan. Assuming that he was a real person at all, the legendary Fingal is credited with the ultimate defeat of the Viking invader – King Erragon of Sora. This Viking influence was to continue as ownership of the glen passed into the hands of his descendants, the powerful MacDougall clan in the eleventh century.
Over the next two centuries, the MacDougalls managed to build up a small empire in western Scotland. However, this was all to collapse in 1308 when they sided in favour of Balliol against Robert the Bruce. In a gesture of thanks for his support during this conflict, Robert the Bruce gifted Glencoe to Angus Og, the then clan chief of the MacDonalds. Angus Og subsequently left Glencoe to his bastard son Iain Fraoch who founded the ill-fated Clan MacIain Abrach of Glencoe.
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