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Published: August 20th 2019
We leave sunny and warm Niagara on the Lake today for a 3 week trip to Scotland. It will be a touring trip without golf, although we will stop in St. Andrews. The current plan is a week stay in and around Edinburgh and a self driving tour through Spey, Inverness, Western Highlands, Isle of Sky, and Glasgow. This is our first time in Scotland and we’re looking forward to the experience
A friend and neighbour, Doug Gibson, who immigrated from Scotland a few years ago and still has the accent, has been giving us some language training and other advice. He loaned us a book, “How the Scots Invented the Modern World” by Arthur Herman. It is highly recommended for those interested in Scottish history. It’s amazing how influential tiny Scotland has been over the past 300 years. With a search on line, you’ll find biographies of famous Scots in a wide range of fields, including Sir John A MacDonald, Alexander Graham Bell, Robert Louis Stevenson, Adam Smith (economists), Robert Burns, etc, etc., etc.,.
It’s a country steeped in history that should provide some interesting highlights and we’ll share those over the next few days.
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