A Little About OUr Home
Nestling in the very heart of Glencoe, among the spectacular and majestic mountains of the Scottish Highlands, Clachaig Inn has been a source of accommodation and hospitality for travelers for over three hundred years.
Clachaig Inn has been owned and run by the Daynes family since 1984. Brothers Guy & Ed Daynes, along with General Manager, William and a team of up to 40 staff now keep the show on the road.
Much has changed over the last 30 plus or so years, but the desire to run an inn with a warm welcome, true the simple values of good hospitality, drink and food has remained constant throughout.
And that’s pretty much what Clachaig was about in 1984, and is about today.
Real People, Real Hospitality, Real Craic.
A Rich History
Clachaig has been around for a very long time. That much we know. Anecdotal tales keeping popping up detailing the many associations with Clachaig over the years. So, we thought that it was about time we documented some of the detail. For starters, here’s what was happening at Clachaig a century ago.
Clachaig has long since claimed to be at the heart of Scottish mountaineering and here’s a little evidence to support that claim. If you can read the names you soon see that its a veritable who’s who of gentlemen climbers of a time gone by. Collie, Munro, Naismith, Slingsby, Glover… just some of the many names associated with the pioneering routes made in Glencoe.
Further back still, we came across an entry in the District of Glencoe & Appin Marriage Register. On 13th August 1866 Malcolm McIntyre, a fox hunter from Auchtreachtan (presumably Achtriochtan – the farm just up the glen from Clachaig) married Janet Maclennan, an innkeeper at Clachaig. The inn also gets a mention in the Register of Births. Two years previous to this, on 17th February 1864, Janet Maclennan gave birth to Duncanina at Clachaig. So there’s 143 years of history already!
Clachaig Photo Gallery
A few photos taken in and around Clachaig and added as we go. Hope you like them. Feel free to send us your own contribution!
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