Scotland Tour 2014

Pitlochry Highland Games

Pitlochry Highland Games

    Scotland at a Turning Point?

Jim Glendinning will accompany his fourth group tour to Scotland amid the excitement of the first-ever vote for Scottish independence (September 18, 2014). The small group (not more than 20) will visit palaces and castles, museums and battlefields, meet with ordinary Scots folk and listen to informed local guides. You’ll be encouraged to try some haggis or a kipper, and raise a wee dram to Scotland’s future at this time. This is once-in-a-lifetime chance to share a unique experience, and Jim Glendinning is the person to introduce you to his homeland.

Where Christianity arrived in the 6th century

Where Christianity arrived in the 6th century

 

Holding a tree trunk

Carrying a tree trunk

Our route

Our route

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JIM GLENDINNING’S  TOUR OF SCOTLAND SEPTEMBER 8-19, 2014

SUMMARY

 

EDINBURGH/PEEBLES. 3 days.  We stay in a country house hotel in the small town of Peebles on the River Tweed, 22 miles south of Edinburgh.

We visit TRAQUAIR HOUSE,                                           EDINBURGH CASTLE

DRYBURGH ABBEY,                                         MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND

ABBOTSFORD,                                                  ROYAL MILE

LOCH CARRON MILL                                        HOLYROOD PALACE/

BORDER COLLIE EXHIBITION                        FETTES COLLEGE  (my old school)

                                      Guide: Margot McMurdo.                                                                                    

PITLOCHRY. 1 day. We spend at the Atholl Palace Hotel, an imposing hotel set in beautiful gardens.

FORTH ROAD BRIDGE                                 ANDREW CARNEGIE’S BIRTHPLACE

ST. ANDREWS                                                FALKLAND PALACE & GARDENS        

                                                 Guide: Ken McCombie                                      

                                                       

  INVERNESS. 2 days.  We stay at the waterfront Columba Hotel.

EDRADOUR DISTILLERY                                 PITLOCHRY HIGHLAND GAMES                  

CULLLODEN BATTLEFIELD                            CAWDOR CASTLE

CLAYVA CAIRNS                                                FORT GEORGE MUSEUM

OBAN 2 days. We stay at Barriemore Bed & Breakfast facing the sea.

URQHART CASTLE                                              LOCH NESS

WEST HIGHLAND MUSEUM                              GLENCOE HISTORICAL SITE

IONA ABBEY                                                          ISLE OF MULL

FINGAL’S CAVE

GLASGOW 2 days.  Belhaven Hotel near Botanical Gardens.

BANNOCKBURN BATTLEFIELD                         GLASGOW CITY TOUR

CITY CHAMBERS                                                    UNIVERSITY

GEORGE SQUARE                                                   ST. KENTIGERN CATHEDRAL

BURRELL COLLECTION or                                    ART GALLERY & MUSEUM

TOUR PRICE: $2,600  (Land only)                 For the complete itinerary, contact                        

Jim Glendinning (432) 837.7320 Jimglen2@sbcglobal.net

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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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