Kinlochleven

Kinlochleven

Kinlochleven (Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Loch Lìobhann) is a village of 896 residents in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, and is located at the eastern end of Loch Leven. The village is situated between the Glen Coe surrounding mountains in the south and the north Mamores. Kinlochleven is dominated by the building of a former aluminum factory. The aluminum plant was built in 1907 by the British Aluminum Company (later to a company merged with Alcan) and was developed by brothers Patrick and Charles Meik. The aluminum smelter in which at peak times up to 800 people were employed, was finally closed in June 2000, after almost a century. Because the work is Kinlochleven today the rarity of a workers' homes in the Highlands. The townscape is dominated by correspondingly uniform townhouses. Kinlochleven there are some hotels and hostels, which are usually used by walkers of the West Highland Ways. Kinlochleven is by far the largest settlement on the distance covered. The place is connected to the Scottish bus. There are direct connections to Fort William and in the neighboring villages Ballachulish and Glencoe, where Glasgow can be reached without umstieg. * Kinlochleven * Kinlochleven * The River Leven * Leisure center "IceFactor" in buildings of the former aluminum smelter

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