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    • Highland Games - Piping/dancing competitions

      Scotland May 17, 2015 at 1:51 AM

      Any ideas as to which are the best Highland Games for piping/dancing competitions and music rather than tug o war - I accept that all of them are good. Can flex as to where and when we go but so far my short list is:

      Glenisla - good celidh - looks fun!!
      Bridge of Allan
      Inverary - could be tight as we have to be home by 23July

      Any suggestions for caravan sites nearby much appreciated. Many thanks in advance

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      hiking in Scotland

      Scotland May 11, 2015 at 11:46 AM

      I would like to go to Scotland for hiking (never did it before) starting from 12-13 June. Maybe there is anyone who would like to join, or to give some guidance on possible routes for beginners? thank you in advance. Neringa

    • Airport transport

      Orkney May 19, 2015 at 4:48 AM

      What's the best way to get from Kirkwall airport to Stromness?

    • May Day Sunday

      Oban Apr 27, 2015 at 1:41 PM

      im thinking of spending a night in Oban for mayday with my partner for a change of scenery. I live just outside fraserburgh where during May Day Sunday all the bars have bands and other entertainment and wondered what Oban has to offer during this day ?

    • visit to isle of skye

      Scotland Apr 30, 2015 at 4:14 AM

      Hi all
      After reading so many reviews from you all i have decided to visit isle of skye. Pl tell should i go with a 3 day tour by I will be using public transport. If not then is it possible to move of our own I mean the transportation and all will be convenient. I have booked 2nights stay in portree. This is in july.

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      Ingliston Park and Ride - long term stay?

      Edinburgh May 15, 2015 at 2:15 AM

      Dear VT members,
      I need to leave my car for 9 days near Edinburgh airport. I have found Ingliston Park and Ride to be very convenient and free. However, they indicate no overnight stay in website. Is there any VT member who left his car there for a long duration? I don't want to find my car towed when I arrive back. If this will certainly happen, where do you suggest to park the car?
      Thank you for your help.

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      Falkirk Wheel and Stirling.

      Glasgow May 5, 2015 at 11:28 PM

      Hi All, I am arriving into Glasgow via Cruise Ship and have about 8 hours here. I was hoping to experience the Falkirk Wheel and then mooch around Stirling. Is this doable without booking an excursion and if so advice please.Tia.

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      Slowest season

      Scotland May 3, 2015 at 8:47 PM

      Looking to travel to Scotland but would like to go in the off season. Much into historical monuments and the beautiful landscape but don't want to be bothered by huge crowds of tourists. Thank you

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      Road Trip Around Scotland

      Scotland Apr 22, 2015 at 3:17 PM


      Currently I am planning a road trip throughout Scotland. I have planned my basic itinerary but I was hoping for some input to see if it is doable and/or if any adjustments should be made. My dates are from August 22 - September 12. So far I have the following planned:

      2 nights in Edinburgh for the festival (accommodations already booked)
      2 nights in Loch Lomond area
      3 nights in Oban
      3 nights on the Isle of Skye
      2 nights on the Isle of Harris and Lewis
      3 nights on the Orkney Islands
      2 nights in Inverness
      2 nights in Aviemore
      1 night in St. Andrews
      1 night in Edinburgh for an early morning flight

      I am planning to rent a car on the way out of Edinburgh on August 24. I will be by myself (therefore doing all the driving) so I'm wondering if this route is doable or too ambitious? Have I left out any highlights/must stops?

      Any recommendations on "must sees" along this route?

      Much thanks in advance! :)

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      A few hours in Edinburgh

      Edinburgh Apr 29, 2015 at 7:43 AM

      Can you tell me what is possible to do in a few hours from 7 am to 3 pm in Edinburgh?
      Is it maybe possible to go to Glasgow or St Andrews?
      Is it possible to go to Arthur's seat early in the morning? How long does it take from Masson House to get to Arthur's seat?
      Thank you very much!

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      Driving, parking, hotel during Tattoo

      Edinburgh May 5, 2015 at 11:48 AM

      Unless I can come up with a better idea, we are flying into Edinburgh on Friday morning, picking up a car at the airport, driving to Loch Lomond so my husband can do a swim on Saturday morning, driving back to Edinburgh for the Tattoo Saturday night (tickets are still available as of a few minutes ago for the 7:30 show) and then leaving Sunday morning to head north.

      So if we are coming back from Loch Lomond, is there any place close enough to Edinburgh that we can stay with parking, free or pay, and take a train/bus into Edinburgh? Or maybe a train station where we can park overnight and then continue onto a nearby hotel? Or maybe there's long term cheaper parking at the airport? Obviously hotels are at a premium although I can still find one but I'm also not wild about actually driving into Edinburgh city center since we will already have the opposite side of the road issue to worry about.

      Maybe an airport hotel? Queensferry? Leith? Mainly I'm concerned about ease of finding it and ease of getting into the city center. Thanks.

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      Scotland in late August

      Scotland Apr 30, 2015 at 12:43 PM

      Just scheming right now but I think I'm going to try and go back to Scotland this summer. If it works out, Mr. Dabs will be doing a swim race in Loch Lomond in late August and from there I'd like to head north and the two places I've got on my list so far are Eilean Donan castle and the Isle of Skye. And my grandfather was born just outside of Glasgow so I may want to put that in there somewhere. I'm assuming we'd have to fly into Edinburgh, United flies straight into Edinburgh from Chicago for sure in the summer.

      So if we do a round trip from either one and hit those two spots, what other places should I be looking at? Last summer I visited a lot of the castles in and around Edinburgh (Stirling, Linlithgow, Craigmillar) and I did a 1 day bus trip that went to Inveraray, Loch Awe, Doune so no need to revisit any of them.

      Thanks :-)

    • Trip to isle of skye

      by Shashwat Online Now Apr 14, 2015 at 11:41 AM

      I am from Mumbai and visiting London in May. I am planning a trip to Isle of sky from 23-25th May (leave 22nd night and reach back London by 25th evening), so can someone suggest how i should travel to isle of sky and what i can do in the limited time? (Budget constrains, so please advise a trip where expenditure would be moderate)

      5 Answers Apr 18, 2015 at 7:57 AM
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      Road trip 3 days (Stirling - Skye - Loch Lomond)

      by tracyskf Online Now Mar 10, 2015 at 8:32 PM

      Hi - I wanted to find out more on the best way to see Isle of Skye - tried to find out more information online and I understand there is a couple of areas - Lolchalsh, Broadford, Potree etc. Which area is best to stay for the best view and experience? I am planning to drive.

      If I am staying at Isle of Lolchalsh, is it easy to drive across and how should I plan in such to maximise a full day in Skye? Can someone let me know / share links on hiking routes / sightseeing routes and suggest any activities to do in Skye?

      What is the best scenic spots for photos?

      Thank you

      1 Answer Mar 11, 2015 at 3:57 AM
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      3 days tour self drive possible?

      by tracyskf Online Now Mar 7, 2015 at 7:37 AM

      I am arriving by train to Edinburgh Waverly station and plan to do 1 day Edinburgh city sightseeing. I am exploring possibly of doing a 3 day self drive the next morning. Let me know if that is possible and how should I do it? I am thinking of driving up north from Edinburgh to see Stirling Castle, Eilean Donan Castle, sightseeing, then return rented car flying out from Inverness to CDG, Paris. Is there any other airport beside Inverness that fly to CDG?

      Suggestions welcomed. If you think driving is not possible, please let me know the best alternate transport. I did explore 3 day tours with tour company - but this is not guaranteed departure and the tours will not run if minimum number of people required are not met.

      Thank you! :)

      11 Answers Mar 8, 2015 at 10:12 AM
    • Uig ferry/coach connection

      by Katie6033 Online Now Mar 1, 2015 at 2:17 PM

      Freaking out over nothing, but how does the coach connection with the ferry work? I'm travelling from Glasgow to Uig, and the bus gets in 10 minutes before the ferry is due to depart. Do we get time to get our tickets and do we get driven up to the ferry so we can board?
      Being really stupid I know, but thanks!

      2 Answers Mar 3, 2015 at 5:44 AM
    • find a tourist guide for the isle of Skye

      by vivien58 Online Now Feb 12, 2015 at 9:14 AM

      Some body know a tourist guide for the Isle of Skye ?
      if yes, can you give me the coordones from this person ?
      Thank's !

      2 Answers Feb 12, 2015 at 11:12 AM
    • Driving Tips from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye

      by MutitaD Online Now Jul 31, 2014 at 5:27 AM

      We are planning to go to Isle of Skye from Edinburgh during this coming August by rented car. However, I'm nervous about driving car here in Scotland. So could someone please help advise me the tips and things to be worry about?
      Also, we will take our kid which is 3 years old with us. Is there anything I should worry about taking him with us?
      Thanks in advance.

      5 Answers Aug 4, 2014 at 2:53 PM
    • Dunvegan to Kyle of Lochalsh

      by Meganhyatt Online Now Jul 17, 2014 at 1:04 PM

      Hi! I'll be back packing around isle of skye at the end of August. I want to explore some hikes around Portree and Dunvegan. And I'm looking for the cheapest option of getting from dunvegan to kyle of Lochalsh. I'm catching a train from Kyle to glasgow. Any ideas?

      1 Answer Jul 17, 2014 at 10:48 PM
    • how to reach isle of skye from edinburgh-waverly station

      by nkhemka Online Now Jul 1, 2014 at 3:34 AM

      hi, i will be travelling to scotland in the month of july and have already booked the hotel . we are family of 7, we want to visit isle of skye.since the booking of the hotel has already been done so the visit will be a day tour. can u please suggest the best way to reach the place

      6 Answers Jul 2, 2014 at 3:15 AM
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      kyle of Lochalsh to Portree after 8:30pm

      by joecairo Online Now May 16, 2014 at 8:52 PM

      I'll be arriving to Kyle of Lochalsh at 8:30pm needing to then travel to Portree. I'm train-ing, bus-ing, and last resort taxi-ing it around Scotland. Wanted to know if anyone knows my options and for what cost?! Thanks for the help in advance... - Joe

      2 Answers May 17, 2014 at 12:56 AM
    • 3 nights in Skye VS 2 nights in Skye + 1 night in Inverness

      by chsricha Online Now Apr 11, 2014 at 1:48 PM

      My husband and I are arriving into Edinburgh on July 8th. We spend 2 nights there - and then rent a car and the plan is to drive to Skye on the 10th. We have 3 nights booked in Skye at the Rowan Cottage Tree House. We then have a flight out from Inverness to London on the 13th at 2PM.

      My question is do you think we should do 3 nights in Skye or should we spend the last night in Inverness since we have a flight out from there on the 13th afternoon.

      Also any suggestions on good routes from Edinburgh to Skye and any recommendations for what distilleries to visit perhaps on the way to Skye? My husband really enjoys Scotch where as I can be the designated driver.

      Thanks in advance for all your suggestions!

      1 Answer Apr 11, 2014 at 3:33 PM
    • Isle of Skye

      by highercliff Online Now Apr 10, 2014 at 1:46 AM

      What is the most beautiful remote area of the isle of skye. we want amazing sea views with the possibility of seeing whales, dolphins,seals otters etc.

      2 Answers Apr 10, 2014 at 4:31 PM
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      Isle of skye for 2 days

      by Geetika30 Online Now Apr 1, 2014 at 11:30 AM

      Is it better to hire a Isle of skye tour or one can roam around the whole area with public transport?

      10 Answers Apr 24, 2014 at 11:54 PM
    • 8 days in Scotland

      by Tbrumley Online Now Mar 18, 2014 at 9:26 AM

      I am planning my family's first trip to Scotland. We will be there for 8 days. I am wondering if I should include the Isle of Skye? My children are 12 and 9 (my son turns 10 while we are there). So far I am planning 2 days in Edinburgh, 2 days for Perth and the surrounding areas, 2 days in Inverness and the surrounding areas and I was just wondering where best to spend the other 2 days. Thanks

      10 Answers Apr 11, 2014 at 12:23 PM
    • Is it worth it?

      by rj0521 Online Now Mar 1, 2014 at 3:30 PM

      This will be my first trip to Scotland. I want to experience "authentic" Scotland, not a tourist trap. Is Isle of Skye the right place to go? How long should I spend there? Should I stay there, or just a day visit?

      6 Answers Mar 4, 2014 at 5:16 AM
    • Harris chess sets

      by Amandaduckie Online Now Jan 16, 2014 at 9:57 AM

      Where can I buy a Harris Chess set in Portree

      5 Answers Jan 17, 2014 at 11:13 AM
    • Buses from Kyle of Lochalsh

      by ametravel Online Now Oct 11, 2013 at 5:30 PM

      I cannot find an up to date timetable that tells me whether I can get a bus from Kyle of Lochalsh to the Isle of Skye around 20th December and whether it runs regularly or only on some days at certain times? Can anyone point me in the right direction or know what the buses are like?

      3 Answers Oct 13, 2013 at 3:11 PM
    • phone signal

      by jackc2010 Online Now Aug 22, 2013 at 12:58 PM

      Can you get a phone signal ( vodafone) at the old man of storr

      9 Answers Aug 31, 2013 at 1:53 AM
    • phone signal

      by jackc2010 Online Now Aug 22, 2013 at 12:52 PM

      Do you know if you get a phone signal ( vodaphone) at The old man of storr

      1 Answer Aug 22, 2013 at 1:34 PM
    • Easiest route from Edinburgh to Portee on Skye

      by MtTremper Online Now Jul 27, 2013 at 8:28 AM

      What is the easiest, most highways and widest roads, to get from Edinburgh to Portree

      6 Answers Jul 28, 2013 at 12:27 AM
    • isle of skye sights

      by Smitty54 Online Now Jul 19, 2013 at 8:52 AM

      With only a couple days to spend on the Isle of Sky I would like to try and get the most bang for my buck so to speak. Plans are to be there in July of 2014. Will be traveling by car. Any suggestions/recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

      4 Answers Jul 19, 2013 at 2:42 PM
    • Travel route

      by Christianzs Online Now Jun 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM

      Can anyone tell me what is the best way to travel from Isle of Skye to London? I don't have a car...Thanks!

      4 Answers Jun 1, 2013 at 12:09 PM
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      Tips on driving and timing...

      by artbeats Online Now Apr 23, 2013 at 1:02 PM

      Driving from Edinburgh to Uig. Leaving around 11am on Monday. Any tips on which route to take? Ferry to Lochmaddy at 6pm so how long will it take to drive approximately? Still got to hire a car, from Edinburgh...

      4 Answers Apr 23, 2013 at 2:39 PM
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      Tips on driving and timing...

      by artbeats Online Now Apr 23, 2013 at 12:59 PM

      Driving from Edinburgh to Uig. Leaving around 11am on Monday. Any tips on which route to take? Ferry to Lochmaddy at 6pm so how long will it take to drive approximately? Still got to hire a car, from Edinburgh...

      4 Answers Jun 11, 2014 at 3:38 AM
    • 4 days in the northwest highlands, how long to spend in the isle of skye?

      by bobalongwhale Online Now Mar 12, 2013 at 11:35 AM

      We are going to Fort William at the end of May. From there we plan to rent a car and want to see all the amazing views of the area. The Isle of Skye is high on our list but not sure how long to spend there and how to balance the rest of our stay. Is it worth driving all the way up to Durness and continue along the coast to the east and down south or is it best to stick to Skye? Any tips welcome

      3 Answers Mar 25, 2013 at 8:23 AM
    • Whales

      by johnt101 Online Now Jan 9, 2013 at 12:35 PM

      I'm planning a visit the last week of March. I'm told this is a good place to view Whales and other marine life, as well as stunning scenery.
      Where on the Isle is the best place to see these things.


      5 Answers Jan 10, 2013 at 10:15 AM
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      by SalocinC Online Now Jun 24, 2012 at 9:08 AM


      Where are we able to watch english premier league football when we come in december? we are staying at skeabost bridge

      3 Answers Jun 25, 2012 at 1:02 AM
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      by SalocinC Online Now Jun 24, 2012 at 9:01 AM

      Hi we are going to be staying near Skeboast bridge, and wondered if there are any local pubs that show english football??

    • Activities for Young Children

      by CMH1966 Online Now May 8, 2012 at 1:21 AM

      My family (including 2 girls - 3 & 6 years old) are planning a weeks holiday on Isle of Skye in Aug. Other than amazing walking, what else is there to do on the Island for adults with young children, and also directly for young children?

      In addition, where is the best place / village to base ourselves for a week in order to see the best of the Island? We will be self catering.

      Any help / advise is greatly appreciated.


      Chris Harding

      4 Answers May 22, 2012 at 2:17 AM
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      Skye in June

      by viequense Online Now Apr 24, 2012 at 12:16 AM

      Hi, most of the posts I found were old so I thought I would try a new post.

      I and my daughter (19 years) will be traveling to Skye in June. We will not have a car and will rely on public transport. We want to do the train from Fort William to Mallaig and see a ferry from there to Armadale. Just wondering how in the world I would get around from there to Portree or somewhere with more options. Or maybe its better to do the train to Mallaig and a bus onward? We will have 3-5 days to spend, any ideas, recommendations would be great! We are also hoping to do hostels/couchsurfing most of the time but if a hotel/BB is really worth it we can splurge a little now and then.

      Thanks for your help!

      4 Answers Apr 24, 2012 at 11:22 PM
    • Skye in December

      by JoanieDS Online Now Sep 13, 2011 at 2:33 AM

      I realise that our funny UK weather varies from year to year, but, we are hoping to spend Christmas on Skye and wondered whether travel (we shall be coming either by car from the south of England or by air to Glasgow then car) to Skye is difficult or even impossible as a rule in December.

      2 Answers Sep 13, 2011 at 5:06 AM