When you visit Ballachulish you should go in to the cultural centre, there you will find all the information you require, showing you how important Ballachulisch as a slate quarry.
It is approximately 30 miles from Oban (the jewel of Scotland) & and is 10 miles from Fort William.
The village stands near Glen Coe, & and at most times of the year you will find a Highland piper in full dress uniform playing the pipes.
If you can only visit three places then you must visit Ballachulisch, Oban, Fort William. You most certainly won´t regret it.