The Weeping Glen

Darren Duddy (Conservation Technician)

Acrylic on panel

My painting aims to capture the beauty and tragedy of Glencoe. In 1692, it became the backdrop to the Massacre of Glencoe, which saw 38 members of Clan MacDonald killed by Government forces, after allegedly failing to pledge allegiance to William III and Mary II. The infamous massacre took place at 5am after 11 days of highland hospitality, with the orders to ‘put all to the sword under 70’. A landscape forged by fire and ice, Glencoe is an area of outstanding natural beauty and it’s said that when it rains, she weeps for the fallen members of Clan MacDonald.