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Fort William is the second largest settlement in the highlands of Scotland and the largest town, second after city of Inverness. The population was just under 10,000 people in the 2001.
Fort William is a major tourist centre with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the north and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. It is a centre for hillwalking and climbing due to its proximity to Ben Nevis and many other Munro mountains. It is also known for its nearby downhill mountain bike track and its connection to the West Highland Way from Glasgow and the Great Glen Way - a walk/cycle way from Inverness to Fort William through the Great Glen.
The main residential areas of the town are unseen from the high street or the A82 main road. Upper Achintore and the Plantation spread steeply uphill from above the high street.
In a celebration of mountains and the culture that surrounds them, and in recognition of the importance of climbing and walking tourism to the town, the Fort William Mountain Film Festival is held there each year.
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The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_William,_Scotland
Author: Kevin Hall+