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Inverlochy, Fort William

Inverlochy is part of the Fort William community and was first established as a new community for The British Aluminium Co employees in the 1920s

Inverlochy forms part of the Fort William catchment area and was purpose built in the 1920s to house incoming workers for the newly built British Aluminium Company, now known as Liberty British Alcan

Inverlochy was one of the first places in the UK with electricity as a result of the large hydro generating station which is an integral part of the Alcan Rio Tinto plant.

The village has its own pleasant shopping square, a primary school and lots of very well maintained, privately owned housing. You can walk or cycle to Inverlochy from Fort William by following the road past the Nevis Centre. It's also a pleasant walk to Inverlochy Castle Ruin which is a mile or so towards the Lochy Bridge. Nevis Cycles are based in Inverlochy and offer bike hire, bike sales and service - all with a personal service.

The Fort William - Nevis Range Cycle Path goes by the Alcan Social Club and follows the River Lochy to the Ben Nevis Distillery, so you can cycle from Fort William all the way to Nevis Range - without having to cycle on the main A82 road.

A new scenic route passes through the village to celebrate the achievement in 1918 when a Model T Ford successfully reached the summit of Ben Nevis. Known as the Model T Bronze Trail, the route begins in Fort William goes through Inverlochy village, passes the ancient Inverlochy Castle ruin and then over to Banavie where the road to Gairlochy takes you on to The Commando Monument at Spean Bridge, then down the A82 to Brackletter, and along the scenic route by the Caledonian Canal through Tomacharich. 

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