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[ScG comhann, narrow].

One of the most resonant names in the Highland imagination, a 10-mile long glen surrounding the River Coe in the western Highlands, in the north of the former (until 1974) Argyllshire, south of Loch Leven, east of the town of Ballachulish. Although it was once known as the realm of the Cadineag, all previous folkloric associations were displaced by the slaughter of the MacDonalds here, 13 February 1792, at the hands of the Campbells who had been their house guests.

See John Prebble, Glencoe (London, 1966).

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