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Old 09-16-2006, 03:18 PM   #1
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Question Question About A Place In Scotland

My parents are planning a trip to Scotland to visit a place on the Isle of Skye called Trotternish. This is where my fathers family originated from. I was just wondering if anyone had any info about local history or places to visit that I could share with them, or any web sites. I'm not sure when they will be taking their trip, but my dad is researching it now. Oh, one other thing, when is the best time of year to go?

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Old 09-16-2006, 03:39 PM   #2
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I visited Scotland many many years ago. Everything is green and the Castles are beautiful. I can't remember all the places that I saw but I took a lot of pictures and also Panarama ones.

The Panarama pictures came out great and I have three of them mounted in a frame on my wall.

I don't know of the place where your parents are going to visit but once they get there there will be lots of brochures. Make sure they bring raincoats and umbrellas because it rains a lot.
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Old 09-16-2006, 03:45 PM   #3
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crewsk, you need to talk to Ishbel.
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All I know about Skye is that it's home to one of the most highly regarded of all Scotch Whiskies, Talisker, which is reason enough to go!

Here's a site that might be helpful: www.isleofskye.com
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Old 09-16-2006, 04:04 PM   #5
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MudBug or me :) i live on the scottishboarders...


Well october the end of it everything closes as far as most castles etc. They would be better going AFTER kiddies go back to school Like 2nd week of September.

I love the Isle of Skye. but i wouldnt spend more then a few days there really. Theres lots to see in scotland itself. I know a few B&B owners on the Isle So let me know ifyou need any help with accomadation.

Lots of birds to see on the island. Trotternish if i remember correctly is very pretty lots of rocks and picture perfect moments.

But flying into GLA (glasgow) or EDI (edinburgh) is your best bet saves you flying into london then to scotland. There is LOADS of direct flights and flights through Chicago to Glasgow. Its a small airport and easy to find your way around.

I would also personally checkout some of the tours they can be really good!

Hope this helps let me know if you need more info
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je m'excuse, ChefJ (sorry, just got off Buck's post about guy lingeaux).

I would think this time of year is a great time to visit. When is tea and the B&B?
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You can fly into Glasgow.. thinking about it.. and take a flight to Inverness or.. and this is my preference drive or take a bus tour to Fort William which is SOOOOO pretty where the big mountain is. Its about 6 hours from glasgow to The Ilse of Skye driving direct. Or you can stop in Ft William and go to Mallaig where you can board the ferry. or you can drive from FT. William to Skye.

Either way very pretty routes
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Well my B&B is booming at the moment but will quiet down OCtober when the estate and the other attractions all close. when the dukes and Lords move back into their castles and stately homes for the winter
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Thank y'all so much!

FryBoy, my parents don't drink so that will be eliminated from their experiences. That site is great, I'll pass it along!

Chef Jan, thanks for all the info, I'll pass it along too. I'm sure they will visit a lot of other places while they are there.

Mudbug, I knew I needed to talk to Ishbel but I kept thinking someone else was from Scotland but couldn't remember who. I've been breathing cleaning fumes all day & I'm a little scatterbrained at the moment.
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Well no worries if you need to ask me anything else feel free to MSN me :)
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