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Arthur Smith

i missed the closed topic on the other blog paying homage to the incredible Arthur Smith and his renowned Bed and Breakfast in Glencoe.

I had the unique pleasue of staying with Arthur back in 2002 on my 10 day trip to the Highlands. Arthur was an amazing host and Oh My ...what a sense of humor !!!!! He was a war hero and thus generously provided for by his government. This then gave him freedom to branch out into the tourist industry with his Bed and Breakfast and the time to groom and grow his garden out back.

I'll never forget after a very very long journey leaving Inverness early that morning making my way on a horseshoe-shaped route out to the coast in the West and finally ending up at Arthur's front door very very late and very thirsty he asked what I wanted to drink.
I said a nice cool glass of water, to which he replied, "you know when you say 'water' in these parts, that usually means a glass of whiskey". I didn't know if he was pulling my leg, but I said sure, bring me the 'whiskey'.

Arthur was so gracious and served one helluva breakfast. He was loved by many and I will never forget him. Thank you Rick Steves

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Brilliant to see people are still talking about Dad and his Glencoe B&B so long after he passed away, thank you for remembering him!

Arthur Smith (Jnr..)

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We had the great good luck of Arthur's company & hospitality, too, years back. Generous host, grand raconteur, & impressive teacher: we got a guided tour of his Glencoe museum, for which he changed into his kilt :) Great memories.