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  • Day 30We had a very nice breakfast. The lady who runs the B&B is an exceptionally friendly person and very helpful as well. The B&B (Dunallan Guest House) was very homely. We left there to drive to Loch an Eilein (meaning “Loch Posted by Tomheasley in Oversea Trip - Tom and Hope | Jun 7, 2013
  • Day 29We had a lovely breakfast in a room with large windows overlooking the loch. It was very nice. We left the B&B and drove into Fort William. We took a photo of the loch as the water was so calm. It Posted by Tomheasley in Oversea Trip - Tom and Hope | Jun 7, 2013
  • Troon The trains didn't wake us and we didn't stir til 8am. While filling the car with fuel at Pitlochry we discovered sneaky Bell's whiskey distillery was right across the road! Just missed a tour again, so we drove on promising Posted by SteveandNet in European Grandeur | Jun 6, 2013
  • Day 28We had a very nice breakfast and then left for our journey to Fort William. We are going up through the Southern Scottish Highlands. Hope enjoyed this drive immensely. She exclaimed the whole way at the scenery. We passed Loch Lubnaig Posted by Tomheasley in Oversea Trip - Tom and Hope | Jun 6, 2013
  • Day 27We left the Lake District today and travelled to Scotland. We packed up and had breakfast. Ian and Helga were there and a friendly couple from Canada. The Canadian man had been born in England – his hometown was Winchcombe. Posted by Tomheasley in Oversea Trip - Tom and Hope | Jun 6, 2013
  • My first wee dram of aged whiskey in Scotland........an acquired taste....so I went back for another....twice. They have a saying over here, "never have whiskey without water, and never have water without whiskey". Posted by Twortie in Haggis and Croissants.... | Jun 5, 2013
  • Madagascar We aimed to be at the Highland Family Historical Society on the other side of the river by their 10am opening time to see if we could fine a birth record for my grandfather, Ross. The registrar did a Posted by SteveandNet in European Grandeur | Jun 5, 2013
  • We're in Scotland !!We got away from Oz on time and certainly did well getting an evening flight out of Perth. Our body clocks had us fall asleep in no time and the 11 hour flight to Dubai was done mostly asleep. Got Posted by Twortie in Haggis and Croissants.... | Jun 4, 2013
  • John o' GroatsNorth to John o' Groats it was! Followed the coast through flat green pastures and steep rocky hills along a fairly good road to our days destination. Not far North we made a stop at Golspie where there is Posted by SteveandNet in European Grandeur | Jun 3, 2013
  • North to Dornoch Found a lovely BnB 'Craigerne House' at Newtonmore just west of the highway on the way to Inverness and had a reasonable sleep. The curtains didn't keep out all the light and it felt like the sun didn't really set! Posted by SteveandNet in European Grandeur | Jun 3, 2013
  • Glasgow Day 5 - Merchant City Architectural Walk While there's little doubt that Glasgow is small compare to Paris. Sure, London, Paris or even the smaller cousin city Edinburgh has many more buildings that are far grander. Glasgow is therefore quantitatively inferior than either Edinburgh or Paris, but Posted by FrancisQ in RamBLer WithOUT BorDers | Apr 16, 2013
  • Glasgow Day 1 - Teppanyaki restaurantFraser Suites locates in an area of Glasgow called the 'Merchant City'. Today this area is promoted as a leisure area with restaurants, bars, residences, and hotels. Merchant shipping and and later ship building did much for the growth of Glasgow. Posted by FrancisQ in RamBLer WithOUT BorDers | Apr 12, 2013
  • Simson's of Cairney Hill Left 'Willow Court' at about 8:30am after breakfast and a chat with the rally drivers who also stayed overnight. They didn't have much success and didn't elaborate on the expensive breakdown of their vehicle.. Made a bee line for Cairney Posted by SteveandNet in European Grandeur | Jun 1, 2013
  • Return to JedburghJoel's birthday! Poor old bugger is getting more grey now. We were planning on heading north, after exploring Oxnam, Bloodylaws and Morebattle, which are places that pop up for births, deaths and marriages for the Simson's, but returned to Posted by SteveandNet in European Grandeur | Jun 1, 2013
  • JedburghLeft Lancaster and crossed into Scotland at Canonbie. Saw a roadside mobile kitchen selling burgers and haggis! Welcome to Scotland! Headed for Galashiels to the Borders Family History Society, as we discovered they only open to the public on Thursdays. Posted by SteveandNet in European Grandeur | Jun 1, 2013
  • Stirling EffortsTry as we might, we couldn't drink enough whiskey to ensure that Nessie made an appearance. We used Loch Ness as a base to visit Cawdor Castle, a 14th century home still lived in today. Legend has it that Posted by sandjharvey in Our Gap Year | Jun 1, 2013
  • Some local happeningsIt’s been a more routine two weeks for Moo and I with work and school. Some exciting things have happened at School, however. Madeleine got a certificate at school assembly for ‘Settling into a new school easily’. So this was Posted by joreilly in The Wapstra's in Scotland | May 26, 2013
  • Nimrods, Setters, Dancing and TossingThe Highland Games season has started and Moo and I were there to see it in. The first games today were at Gordon Castle at Fochabers about 1.5 hours NW of Peterculter. Set in lovely castle grounds and mud (it Posted by joreilly in The Wapstra's in Scotland | May 19, 2013
  • Well PlaidFrom Oban, with one of us pessimistically and unnecessarily doped up with sea-sickness tablets, we embarked on a perfectly smo Posted by sandjharvey in Our Gap Year | May 18, 2013
  • Moo saw a Moose!We all did. Well it wasn’t a difficult task really. The moose wondered through the back yard after feeding behind Mats and Lollos house for a little while. Then it traipsed through the front yard on its way to the Posted by joreilly in The Wapstra's in Scotland | May 16, 2013
  • Mulling it OverWe were last heard from taking the high road into Scotland but what we omitted to say was that we ended up not far from the "Bonnie, Bonnie banks of Loch Lomond". We saw these in misty rainy conditions, and Posted by sandjharvey in Our Gap Year | May 10, 2013
  • The best icecream EVER Well, we have just had 3 days in a row of 20° C. Fantastic. “A bit hot” says Moo. We have had lots of sunshine since we have been here, but it has been cool. However, the weather has certainly Posted by joreilly in The Wapstra's in Scotland | May 7, 2013
  • Edinburgh Day 2 - Rosslyn ChapelWe took the bus 15A at a stop not far from the Scott Monument on Princess St. We bought a Day Pass for £3.50 (the adult single bus fare for Roslyn is £1.50. We may as well buy the Day Posted by FrancisQ in RamBLer WithOUT BorDers | Apr 21, 2013
  • Edinburgh Wins by a Royal Mile[float=left][/float]We left the higher latitudes (around 58 degrees) to head to the cultural and political capital of Scotland, Edinburgh. As we headed south a Posted by KZFamily in Travelling Family | May 2, 2013
  • Meall a' Bhuachaille Route: The All Weather Trail[float=left][/float]Today we went for yet another hike in Cairngorms National Park, this one was in Glenmore Forest Park. The walk its Posted by KZFamily in Travelling Family | May 1, 2013
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