The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo!  What an event and one that I have wanted to see for quite some time.  It’s not easy getting to Edinburgh in August, planning, vacation request and of course the almighty dollar helps, but I did it this year.  If you have been following my travels, I came to Scotland …

Welcome to Edinburgh!

The Fringe!  What the heck is the Fringe?  Edinburgh Festival is going on right now in the month of August and I walked right smack into it!  Dragging two bags and a large shoulder bag, I should have listened to my own tips and hints and not packed so much!!!! At any rate, after leaving …

Fife Folk Museum/Falkland Palace

03/08/18 Not traditional American way of dating, but out of the US, it seems to be the norm.  I thought I would try it.  After Lindores we headed to Fife Folk Museum for a lovely tea and a look around the Museum.  We had a lovely tour guide, Katie and driver.. for the life of …

Lindores Abbey Distillery

What a great day!  The Stewart Society is having their annual gathering and I am part of the festivities this year!  Our first adventure was on Friday, the 3rd of August.  We went to three places.  This post is on the Lindores Abbey Distillery. We were on a tour bus, so it was awesome not …

I am here! Back to my beloved Scotland

This trip to Scotland is shorter than the last two I took and with as much effort as possible, written about in real time!  I am here.  Long and I mean long travel day started on the 1st and ended about 21:00 here at the Agnes Blackadder Hall.  https://ace.st-andrews.ac.uk/accommodation/agnes-blackadder-hall/. I started out in Long Beach at …

Newcastle Upon Tyne/Bamburgh Castle/Alnwick Castle

Newcastle Upon Tyne.  For the Americans that scratch their heads and say Tyne huh? Tyne is the river that runs through Newcastle.  It was once a coal mining town and where my dad’s best friend was born.  My new family picked me up at the train station and I knew who they were right away!!! …

Can you say Drumnadrochit? Where was Nessie? Hiding in Loch Ness?

Drumnadrochit It’s Gaelic for sure.  As are most of the names of towns and villages and such I believe in Scotland.  🙂  Loch Ness and Nessie all of it so wonderful yes?  Urquhart Castle.  So beautiful.  I arrived there via bus in the morning and heading up the road to my hostel.  I stopped at …

Inverness

Inverness.  The capital of the Highlands.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverness The  beautiful River Ness runs through it.  I arrived here after the Isle of Lewis and was going to be going to a Highland Games event at Gordon Castle.  The Highland Games are traditionally in spring and summer.  I was able to take a bus from Inverness and …

Callanish Standing Stones

The Callanish Standing Stones.  Then name envokes mystery.  A place I have longed to see.  It is located on the Isle of Lewis.  I  arrived on Lewis via Harris that all started on a ferry.  https://sacredsites.com/europe/scotland/callanish_stones_isle_of_lewis.html It did not take too long to get from Skye to Lewis on the bus.  I was looking forward to …