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Hogmanay at The Clachaig, Glencoe, Scotland

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My good lady, a couple of friends, their dog and I spend 4 days over New Year staying at the famous Clachaig Inn up in the wilds of Scotland and were treated to great food and drink, beautiful scenery, cold but crisp weather and a good bit of walking. Anybody who’s ever been climbing or hiking in the area will know what a gem the Clachaig is and we were not disappointed!

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  1. My wife and I and friends spent the Hogmanay celebrations at the Caledonian Hotel in Fort William (not far from you), from 30th December to 2nd January.
    The food and accommodation were excellent but what a disappoinment for Hogmanay.
    Scottish music was non-existent, we have still not heard any bells and the entertainment at midnight consisted of a ‘Auld landg Syne’ sung without accompaniment, followed by a guy grimacing into a microphone and producing around 120 decibels, whilst still increasing the volume.
    We finally gave up and went to bed. This was not a cheap deal either.
    Does anyone know of a decent hotel where the festivities are honoured in the way we were taught, i.e some real dancing until about 1.00am?

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    • Sounds like it wasn’t exactly the authentic experience you got there! I’d definitely recommend The Clachaig where we stayed – ticked all the boxes for a proper Hogmanay celebration!

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  2. I can honestly say we liked having you at the Inn as well and I see you worked up the courage to get on the ice after all…

    Kindest regards,

    Loes

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  3. John, I am a Scottish exile living in Florida, and would love to have Sottish scenes on my desktop of my computer, however, I am having trouble accomplishing this, can you please help, signed Homesick for Scotland, in Florida, thank you….

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