By Alexa Bourne
Most people have a "happy place", a place they can go to when the harsh realities of life become too difficult to bear. Some have a physical place they can visit and some can only travel there in their minds. Today I'd like to take you on a virtual tour of my happy place, Glenfinnan, Scotland.
Glenfinnan is a small village in the Highlands of Scotland. The population averages around 120 people at any one time. The village is about 17 miles from Fort William and it's a stop along the Road to the Isles, or the trip toward Mallaig on the west coast. The village has a rich history and is absolutely gorgeous. It sits on the edge of Loch Shiel. I first heard of this place as the birthplace of one of my favorite movie characters, Connor MacLeod of the 1986 movie Highlander. It has also been used in scenes of Harry Potter movies.