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Strathglass

Strathglass

Strathglass is a beautiful wide glen stretching from Glen Affric and Cannich in the west to Beauly in the east.


Once a loch, held back by the rocky cliffs of Aigas, and also once a glacier, the glen is broad and open within which the river Glass meanders gently east. The hills rise steeply along the glen walls providing shelter for the floodplain.


Straddling the meeting place of east and west, floodplain and peak, agriculture and wilderness, Strathglass holds a unique combination of wildlife including otters, reed buntings, ospreys, sandmartins, goldeneye and the most northerly British population of kingfishers at the river Glass.
There are treecreepers, pinemarten, crossbills, roe deer and badgers in the woodland as well as hen harriers, mountain hares, black grouse, merlin, red deer and golden eagles on the moorland.


Strathglass is the home of Clan Chisholm, and was once highly populated with crofters until its major clearance in 1801.  Today it is home to small but thriving population spread throughout the hamlets of Aigas, Eskadale, Struy and Cannich. There is a small hotel and a pub in Struy and Cannich (either side of Eagle Brae) and a village grocery shop in Cannich just 10 minutes away.