Glendrian ('blackthorn glen') is a small remote crofting township surrounded by a circle of low hills on the Ardnamurchan peninsula. The hills are the ring dykes of the Ardnamurchan Tertiary Volcanic Complex and are of interest in their own right. This scheduled monument consists of over 17 unroofed buildings, scattered over the low lying ground. The buildings consist of dwelling houses of a mostly but-and-ben design, with byres, barns, shieling huts and other associated buildings. There are also some enclosures, a kail yard and the remains of a plot and field agri-system. A more modern, two storey dwelling house stands towards the centre of the settlement. First written reference to the settlement is found in 1619, and the last of the inhabitants departed in the mid 20th century.
Take time to wander around the buildings and imbibe the atmosphere of this once thriving community, set amidst stunning scenery in the heart of The Ardnamurchan peninsula.
Glendrian can be accessed from the old quarry car park, approximately 1km south-east of Achnaha (on the Sanna road). Take the gravelled farm track which heads towards the deserted village of Glendrian.