The areas in and around Lochaber and Glencoe are rich in historical associations. Bonnie Prince Charlie started his long march south to lay claim to the British throne from Glenfinnan, and Glencoe was the site of one of the most viscious massacres in Scottish history. But a longer and even more turbulent history is played our in the mountains and valleys of this land. The remains of ancient volcanoes form some of the breathtaking scenery for which Glencoe is famous, as well as Ben Nevis - the highest mountain in Britain. This book is a fascinating introduction to the geology of the area which features some of Scotland's oldest rocks and most dramatic scenery.