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Scotland's Great Glen - Inverness to Fort William

This fault line splits Scotland coast to coast, its ancient sideways slippage resulting in the granites of Foyers on the east side matching the same rocks at Strontian, 65 miles to the south-west

Millennia later, it had become an important coast-to-coast throughway. In the 18th century a military road linked the forts of Fort William, Fort Augustus, and  Inverness. Later the Caledonian Canal provided a passage through the glen linking the west coast to the east coast.