The Lochy is a river that passes through Fort William at the foot of
the mountain Ben Nevis. The town of Fort William has two distilleries. One,
called Ben Nevis is in operation, the other, Glenlochy, is not.
Glenlochy was built in the 1890s and was at first water powered. It changed
little over the decades, passed to the Distillers Company Limited in 1953,
lost its railway spur in the 1970s and was closed in 1983. It has been partly
dismantled and seems unlikely to reopen.
© Michael Jackson 1994
Fort William, Inverness-shire
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