the last week of September 2012 I played host to a
friend from Canada.
his 3rd visit to Scotland.
general idea was to see as much as possible but not
spend too much time at each location. More to provide an
overview of the areas visited.
Day 1 -
he arrived from Toronto and went to his hotel. In the
afternoon we drove to New Lanark and also visited the
Falls of Clyde. This is an "easy" half day trip.
Day 2 -
Dumfries and Galloway. Dumfries to see where Robert
Burns died - we have visited Alloway before. Then to see
where John Paul Jones was born. He is recognised as one
of the originators of the US Navy. Then along the Solway
Coast to Scotland's most southerly distillery. Home via
Girvan and Ayr.
Day 3 -
rain so we took a "drive". Kirkintilloch over the
Campsie Fells to Fintry; Drymen to Balloch on Loch
Lomond; Balloch to Helensburgh; Helensburgh to Arrochar;
Rest and Be Thankful to Glengoilhead; Glengoilhead to
Dunoon; Ferry to Gourock; back to Kirkintilloch via
Erskine Bridge, Bearsden.
Day 4 - a
LONG drive. Kirkintilloch via Callander to Tyndrum;
Glencoe to Ft. William; Ft. William to Morar; Morar to
Ft. Augustus; Ft Augustus via South bank of Loch Ness to
Inverness; Back to Kirkintilloch via A9/M80.
Day 5 -
Kirkintilloch to Linlithgow; Linlithgow to South
Queensferry; S Queensferry via Leith to Port Seton; Port
Seton via coast to North Berwick; back to Kirkintilloch