There are far too many things I could post about on the subject of my recent trip to Scotland. Today, I'm sticking with signs--a wee taste of my holiday!
|Our first meal in Edinburgh was in a tiny little shop. After a sleepless 'red-eye', we needed some protein. And, apparently...some chips.|
|Not so much a sign but a mini-menu on board the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow.|
|Train station sign along the West Highland Line from Glasgow on the way to Fort William.|
|We stayed at a guest house near the ocean in Morar|
|A great place to hike - the Knoydart peninsula. (Accessible only by boat.) We went just to visit the tea shop and see the highlands from the ocean.|
|You may not think of gorgeous beaches when you think of Scotland, but you should. This is the beach used in the movie Local Hero and I made a point of finding it.|
|How's your Gaelic? Gàidhlig? This is from Fort William, near Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain.|
|This was a nice surprise. Yes, IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY. And apparently, it was also the birthday of Glasgow Airport. I'm not sure which of us is older. But it was definitely a 'milestone' for me.|
|Outlander was filming inside the studio that day.|
|While it's fun to know that the Outlander series made its home in Cumbernauld, the real reason I wanted to visit the old village was to see where my great grandparents came from.|
|This abandoned castle is used as Lallybroch in the Outlander TV series. Filming had taken place two days before we visited and we caught a day when it was actually possible to get up close.|
|On the top of Castle Rock in Edinburgh is a series of buildings and walls that have evolved into today's Edinburgh Castle. This is the oldest building on site. This pretty much beats any U.S. historic site, aye?|
|The Writer's Museum, Edinburgh|
|More Writers... We had high tea next door, but it was fun to peek in the window of The Elephant House on George IV Bridge. (be forewarned, don't expect it to look like a bridge).|
So that's part of my special trip as captured in signs. I've longed to go to Scotland since I was a child and even in all my dreams, and all the photos and movies I've seen, it was even more beautiful than I imagined!
Do you take photos of signs (and food) like I do when I travel? I'll be posting more over the next year as I made a point of visiting three places that are settings for upcoming stories! Have you visited Scotland? What did you like the best?