Scotland Tour 2009

September 2009

12 days, 20 persons

This was my third, and most successful, trip.

First day, the only day with rain, we visit Traquair House,

built in the 15th century. This historic place has its own

brewery,and a maze in the garden.

                                            (Courtesy Eilean Donan Castle)

For the rest of the trip the weather was great. Sunny days

revealed glorious scenery, including Eilean Donan Castle.


Our food throughout was good, sometimes very good.


Where I went to school – Edinburgh. The castle is visible to the left.

On the right, the rocky promontory is called Arthur’s Seat.


Our group gets ready to visit Holyrood Palace,

  the Queen’s  residence in Edinburgh.


Outside stately Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry

Pitlochry Highland Games

One of 18 bagpipe bands

Tossing the caber










                                                                                                                                                         Hornpipe Dance

Hot day on the pier, Iona

At Edradour Distillery, Scotland’s smallest



     Across the sea…. ….to 6th Century remains.

        To the Garvellach Isles where St. Brendan landed, 542 AD

Entrance to City Hall, Glasgow


 Some of our group at Eilean Donan Castle




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I am a Footloose Scot who has traveled to 136 countries. "I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." Robert Louis Stevenson
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  1. Christopher MacRae says:

    Glad you chose Eilan Donan, the MacRae castle in Kintail, for your pic, Jim!

    • Jim Glendinning Jim Glendinning says:

      Even got permission from the administrator to use the pic! And we had an excellent tour, by a mother-and-son tour guide team. All the scoop about the MacRaes.

    • Jim Glendinning Jim Glendinning says:

      Hey, I even got permission to use this classic photo! And we had an excellent tour of the castle by a mother-and=s-n guide team.

  2. David & Patti Harwell says:

    We were members of this 2009 trip and all I can say is it was fabulous. I have never enjoyed a trip this much. The food, our hotels, transportation, it was over the top, we loved the group; Jim does not take sourpusses.

    • Jim Glendinning Jim Glendinning says:

      Thank you! Always a pleasure with folks on the trip like yourselves. I’m planning something special for 2014, so expect to hear from me!

  3. Martin McMenigall says:

    Hi Jim
    Like you I went to school in Edinburgh, however I came back and now work as a freelance tour guide in Edinburgh can I help with your 2014 Tour.

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