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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:

      Nairn
      Glenisla - good celidh - looks fun!!
      Bridge of Allan
      Inverary - could be tight as we have to be home by 23July
      Kenmore
      Invergordon
      Lonach
      Argyl
      Cowal
      Pitlochry
      Dundonald

      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

      more
    • Airport transport

      Orkney May 19, 2015 at 4:48 AM

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

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    • 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 ?

      more
    • 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 Timberbush.as 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

      more
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      Road Trip Around Scotland

      Scotland Apr 22, 2015 at 3:17 PM

      Hello,

      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

      Hello
      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 :-)

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    • Airport transport

      Orkney May 19, 2015 at 4:48 AM

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

      2 Answers May 19, 2015 at 10:08 AM
    • 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:

      Nairn
      Glenisla - good celidh - looks fun!!
      Bridge of Allan
      Inverary - could be tight as we have to be home by 23July
      Kenmore
      Invergordon
      Lonach
      Argyl
      Cowal
      Pitlochry
      Dundonald

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

      1 Answer Yesterday
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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.

      4 Answers May 19, 2015 at 2:54 PM
    • guciukas's Profile Photo

      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

      1 Answer May 11, 2015 at 12:10 PM
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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.

      3 Answers May 6, 2015 at 2:37 PM
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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.

      14 Answers May 7, 2015 at 4:03 PM
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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

      6 Answers May 4, 2015 at 10:04 AM
    • Dabs's Profile Photo

      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 :-)

      16 Answers May 5, 2015 at 10:31 AM
    • 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 Timberbush.as 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.

      2 Answers Apr 30, 2015 at 9:26 AM
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      A few hours in Edinburgh

      Edinburgh Apr 29, 2015 at 7:43 AM

      Hello
      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!

      8 Answers May 12, 2015 at 10:46 AM
    • 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 ?

      2 Answers Apr 28, 2015 at 4:23 AM
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      Road Trip Around Scotland

      Scotland Apr 22, 2015 at 3:17 PM

      Hello,

      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! :)

      7 Answers Apr 24, 2015 at 1:51 AM
    • Trip to isle of skye

      Isle of Skye 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
    • One week in Aberfeldy - suggestions

      Aberfeldy Apr 11, 2015 at 5:56 AM

      Hello, We have 7 days in Aberfeldy, have a car, would appreciate suggestions on what to do and where to go. We are walkers (easy-moderate) not hikers,not interested in shopping, would like to discover more about the real Scotland - we live in Australia. Would it be possible to do day trips to one of the islands eg.Mull and maybe Falkirk Wheel. Loch Katrine looks accessible. Any suggested walks in any area up to 10-15kms would be appreciated. Have done some research but TOO MANY TOO CHOOSE FROM so suggestions would be great. Thanks

      7 Answers Apr 13, 2015 at 10:48 AM
    • Transportation Glasgow to Alloa and Dollar

      Glasgow Mar 23, 2015 at 1:47 PM

      Is there public transportation to these locations from Glasgow? Approximate travel time? Cost?

      Thanks.

      2 Answers Mar 23, 2015 at 2:23 PM
    • Help plan a 3 day trip to scotland and lake district

      Scotland Mar 23, 2015 at 6:36 AM

      Hi,

      Please let me know for 3/4 days what are the places to visit in scotland?

      13 Answers Mar 25, 2015 at 3:53 AM
    • loch lomond

      Loch Lomond Mar 11, 2015 at 5:55 AM

      Hi all . As per your suggestions i have cut the itinerary. Pl tell me for loch lomond visit how many days are required ? Can it be covered in a day from Glasgow and back or should I take a direct train from windermere to balooch and stay there for 2 days .

      Sterling is easy from loch lomond or from Glasgow or a day trip from Edinburg will be convenient . I am travelling in july and will be using public transport. where should i stay in loch lomond or in Glasgow. Pl guide.

      8 Answers Mar 12, 2015 at 5:20 PM
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      Road trip 3 days (Stirling - Skye - Loch Lomond)

      Isle of Skye 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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      Airbnb Edinburgh

      Edinburgh Mar 8, 2015 at 2:32 PM

      Hi All,

      I have just booked to stay in this beautiful, central apartment in the Old Town of Edinburgh:

      https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/2550446

      We are arriving via train which is ideal because Waverley Station appears to be a very short walk away from this apartment on Jeffrey Street, however while we are there we want to hire a car (so that my wife can visit some relatives in Glasgow) and although I can see that there is 'metered' on-street parking - I was wondering if anyone was aware of any alternatives?

      Thank you for your attention!

      Jerry Dawson
      London

      5 Answers Mar 8, 2015 at 3:35 PM
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      3 days tour self drive possible?

      Isle of Skye 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

      Isle of Skye 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
    • Public Bus cost

      Stornoway Feb 23, 2015 at 3:04 PM

      We are arriving via cruise ship to Stornoway next summer, and I was considering using the bus to get to Callanish and the Black House museum. I have a bus schedule, but nowhere can I find cost for the bus. Anybody have a clue?

      1 Answer Feb 24, 2015 at 4:26 AM
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      1 week, Edinburgh plus highlands

      Scotland Feb 22, 2015 at 11:56 AM

      Hello,

      I suppose questions like mine have been asked a gazillion times but I'll give it a go anyway. Me and my elderly parents are planning a trip to Scotland. Actually they're counting on me to do the planning and the driving. I guess they'll be in on the "drinking whisky" part though...

      So: I'm thinking 2 Days in Edinburgh and then off to see the highlands somehow, I guess by renting a car. Staying in Edinburgh and doing day trips seems like a bad idea both travel-wise and Money.wise.

      1. Should we opt for an itiniary that brings us to new places every day or should we choose a base-camp and take day trips from there?
      2. Could I get some advice as to possible base-camp or villages to stay in night-by night if that's better? I've Heard Pitlochry but I don't know...
      3. What should we see and do? The main object is Beautiful scenery, reachable by car. Some pretty villages would be nice. Not so much need for large cities. One or two distilleries, please. Cultural excursions (Castles and such), not very important but I guess one should see at least one?

      Some final notes: I've been to Inveraray on a day trip. That was nice, my idea of a pretty village. And my mother is slightly disabled so no hiking will be done and preferably only short walks on well-paved surfaces.

      Thanks!
      /Roger

      8 Answers Feb 26, 2015 at 1:26 AM
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      Could you please plan a two day trip in Edinburgh for me?

      Edinburgh Feb 22, 2015 at 6:38 AM

      I will stay in Edinburgh for two and a half days in March. I will stay at a hostel in High Street. I want to visit Scott Monument, Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles' Cathedral, The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Calton Hill, Princess Street, etc. but I do not know what the two day itinerary should be. Could you please give me some advices? Thank you very much.

      7 Answers Feb 24, 2015 at 1:58 AM
    • kayaking hire

      Highland Feb 21, 2015 at 8:33 AM

      Hello,
      I'm going to Inverness on March and i would like doing one day of Kayaking on the Lochness.
      Can you give me the price and a location for a tour or a hire for one day (1 person) of kayaking ?
      thank's

      2 Answers Feb 21, 2015 at 9:21 AM
    • visit to london and scotland

      Scotland Feb 20, 2015 at 12:37 AM

      Thanks for answering my question. I have around 10 days for scotland . After reading your answers i feel i should cut down some part from my itinerary. I will be using public transport. Will spend 4 days in london and 2days in manchester before going to scotland. So for 9 days in scotland can i cover Edinburgh, loch lomond, Glasgow and lake district ? What route should I follow to save time. Ill be going back to india from London.

      4 Answers Feb 23, 2015 at 1:38 AM
    • Flat for rent 8 months in Glasgow

      Glasgow Feb 19, 2015 at 8:26 AM

      My daughter goes to Robert Gordon University and needs to spend 8 months in Glasgow related to her studies. Can anyone tell me the name of a good internet site or real estate agency that could help us find a place in Glasgow?

      4 Answers Feb 23, 2015 at 6:11 AM
    • visit to london and scotland

      Scotland Feb 18, 2015 at 7:00 AM

      We are Visiting scotland for the first time and have around 8 days.currently we are pretty confused about what to see and how to plan our tour .we will be in manchester on 20th july and would love to visit loch lomond, Glasgow Edinburgh lake district and inverness if possible. Pl guide about this and also how many days for each spot and what kind of transportation to use.

      6 Answers Feb 18, 2015 at 10:58 PM
    • find a tourist guide for the isle of Skye

      Isle of Skye Feb 12, 2015 at 9:14 AM

      Hello,
      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
    • Fort William to Inverness via Isle of Skye

      Fort William Feb 8, 2015 at 6:29 PM

      We are walking the West Highland Way ending in Fort William. Looking for transportation options to visit Isle of Skye and then go on to Inverness before flying to London then home to Canada I.e. Tour, bus or train - not really wanting to figure out driving on the other side of the road. Although there seem to be options to and from Skye, seems we need a vehicle for flexible exploration?

      4 Answers Feb 9, 2015 at 10:23 AM