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    • Mobile Phone Carrier?

      Scotland Jan 27, 2017 at 9:26 PM

      We plan to purchase our first smart phones before visiting Scotland in June. Are their providers you would recommend and/or any we should avoid? We'll mostly be in Edinburgh and the Highlands.

      (The more I learn, the more excited I become in anticipation of this trip.)

      How sad that this site is closing! The Scotland page has been so welcoming and helpful! Many thanks to all who've responded to my questions.

    • Not much lodging available due to bank holiday.

      Edinburgh 22 hours ago

      We are flying in to EDI for the start of a 3-week driving trip around Scotland. We arrive on Thursday 5/27 and will stay near the airport for 1 night (we arrive late in the evening). We thought we would then spend 3 more nights in a B and B in central Edinburgh. However, due to the bank holiday, many of the places where we would like to stay aren't available. So, instead of touring Edinburgh first, we thought we would head out of town and see some other sights/cities first and see Edinburgh at the the end our middle of our stay. Any suggestion of where we should go first since Edinburgh will be crowded? Thank you, Cynthia Burbank, CA


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    • Weather Preparedness

      by npientka Online Now Apr 25, 2014 at 8:48 PM

      I'm studying abroad from mid June to mid July in Stirling (I'm from the US) and I've heard it rains a lot in the UK, so I was wondering if it really would be worth investing in rain boots that are also comfortable walking boots for my trip? I'm just worried about packing them because they tend to be heavy and I'd have to buy a new good pair.

      12 Answers Apr 26, 2014 at 5:18 PM
    • Selkirk to Stirling

      by KALtmcm Online Now Sep 2, 2013 at 9:16 AM

      My husband and I (we're from U.S.) will be visiting Selkirk in the Borders in June 2014 for a few days. We want to go from Selkirk to Stirling on Sat, June 28. We need to be in Stirling by 10:00 a.m. for Bannockburn event. We hope to avoid renting a car. What are our options for transportation and about how long does it take to get to Stirling? We'll be in Stirling for a couple of days and then go on to Edinburgh.

      2 Answers Sep 2, 2013 at 10:35 AM
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      What to see on a short break

      by Andrew_W_K Online Now Oct 29, 2009 at 1:17 PM

      I'm off to Stirling for a couple of days in December and I'll be checking out Stirling castle, the Wallace monument and going up to Callander.
      What else should I not miss. I've looked at a lot of internet sites so don't need pointing in that direction.
      I'd like someone from the region or who knows the region well to make some suggestions. There seems so much and I have so little time.

      1 Answer Oct 30, 2009 at 1:54 AM
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      Urgent! Car Park near Stirling Castle

      by civic1500 Online Now Sep 18, 2008 at 2:51 PM

      I am planning to have a day trip to Stirling castle from Edinburgh and I have to park my car for three to four hour nearby. Anyone here could advise if there is any mult-storey car parking.
      Many thanks

      2 Answers Sep 20, 2008 at 3:42 AM
    • Transport

      by stefaniadebattista Online Now Aug 20, 2008 at 2:03 AM

      anyone knows how can i get from lochearnhead to stirling on a sunday???

      will it be possible to hire a car from stirling and then leave it in glasgow airport???

      3 Answers Aug 20, 2008 at 10:45 AM
    • Bus or Train??

      by Raahat Online Now Mar 26, 2008 at 12:53 AM

      Hi all,

      I am considering going from Edinburgh to Stirling in the first week of April and am getting a Rail fare of GBP6.50 and a Bus fare of GBP5.40

      As the prices are almost the same, I was wondering which route would be more scenic. The time of travel would be early morning like 9am or so.


      2 Answers Mar 26, 2008 at 5:52 AM
    • A good chinese takeaway please

      by alirsam Online Now Sep 16, 2007 at 4:45 AM

      Can anyone suggest a good chinese takeaway please?

      1 Answer Sep 25, 2007 at 3:59 PM
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      Stirling and Doune in one day

      by kevarms Online Now Jun 13, 2007 at 6:38 PM

      Hi, Planning a short break in Scotland. My plan so far is :
      Monday: arrive Edinburgh 14:20, train to Stirling, spend night there
      Tuesday: bus to Doune, back to Stirling for castle and bus tour, train back to Edinburgh in the evening.

      Is it feasible to do Stirling and Doune in one day?


      2 Answers Jun 16, 2007 at 7:17 PM
    • Rice Milk

      by lor.strom Online Now May 24, 2007 at 8:50 PM

      Will I be able to purchase rice milk in Stirling?

      1 Answer May 24, 2007 at 11:17 PM
    • Castle

      by seoras5th Online Now May 12, 2007 at 3:59 PM

      to get into the castle cafe does one have to pay for entry to the castle itself or is the cafe a place where i can simply go for lunch without the castle?

      3 Answers May 13, 2007 at 3:33 AM
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      by phil1908 Online Now Jul 25, 2005 at 5:10 AM


      we will stay 4 days in stirling (and suburbs) in october and need an accomadation hotel/B&B in the city itself; indeed, we have a gig on the tolbooth the first night.
      we need 1 double room and 2 singles.

      somebody has an idea?



      5 Answers Jul 30, 2005 at 5:17 AM
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      Shopping in Stirling

      by lou31 Online Now Sep 3, 2004 at 5:17 AM

      I have planned a holiday in Scotland [ next year ] and have chosen Stirling as a home base. I will be arranging my accomodation with a travel agency [b&b's] but would like some local knowledge on day tours. For example to the Highlands etc. Are there any day trips from Stirling and will it be possible to book when I get there or should I make the arrangements before I leave Australia. Also I saw on the net about a shop in a village somewhere outside Stirling where you could buy hand made woollen clothing. Does this place exist or was I just dreaming about it! I intend to buy some nice woollen garments in Scotland and was wondering about how much I'd pay for say a jumper or scarf etc. from a department store. Thanks in advance. Cheers....................Louise

      5 Answers Sep 10, 2004 at 8:06 AM
    • How Much time is needed to tour Stirling Castle?

      by AlanCorn Online Now May 1, 2004 at 5:41 AM

      I plan on touring Stirling Castle on my way to the Isle of Skye. Since I will be driving to Mallaig to catch the ferry the same day, I am wondering how much time I should reasonably allocate for touring Stirling Castle before continuing on my journey.

      9 Answers Jun 8, 2006 at 5:19 AM
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      Boat tours in southeast Scotland

      by ringleader Online Now Jul 11, 2003 at 9:59 AM

      We'll be bringing our high school handbell choir - a group of 30 - to the Edinburgh area in 2004. Right now we're trying to plan a few days of touring. So far we have a half day in the borders (Jedburgh and Floors Castle), a day and a half in Edinburgh (Castle, Royal Mile, Princes Street, Holyrood), and a day in Stirling. We are wondering if there are any suggestions as to what is nice for a day of touring on a boat. How about it?!

      7 Answers Jan 19, 2004 at 8:39 AM