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24/09/2022 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
What is a PhotoWalk This is a great opportunity to pair up with other members to learn and practice all you have learned during the Practical Meeting… and of course, have fun with your cameras. Usually, we try to go away at least 12 miles or more out of Fort William. Explore new pastures!
on this PhotoWalk we are visiting The Ballachulish Slate Quarry
A little about the Quarry
Slate was first quarried from the Ballachulish quarries in 1693, the year after the infamous Glencoe Massacre of 1692. The story goes that travelling quarriers in search of work spotted the slate in the local hills and started to dig instead of continuing their journey. The first quarry was opened at West Laroch, now the village’s industrial area, and the second the following year at East Laroch. (Ballachulish Community Council).
Looking forward to seeing you there! at 11:00 am!