Logistics of a trip to Scotland

I have the opportunity to go to Scotland this summer, well for a few days anyway. There is a lot to do; though I have two major areas of interest: 1. the Outer Hebrides & 2. A family historical area in Aberdeenshire. I really don't like being a tourist. This post is a bit of a collection of links about things to and how to do them. I hope to familiarize myself with the place in the hopes of doing something together with my siblings.

  • There are busses or coaches: https://sales.citylink.co.uk/CitylinkWeb
  • Trains: http://www.scotrail.co.uk/
  • Ferries: https://www.calmac.co.uk/

Ferries and travel from Glasgow to the outer hybries: https://www.calmac.co.uk/interactivemap?p=2121&p=2331&p=2301&p=2291&p=2363&p=2311&p=2348&p=2346&p=2311&p=2345&p=2535&p=2312&p=2378

Isle of Skye website discussion on transportation to Skye: http://www.isleofskye.com/skye-guide/travel-tips
Bus time tables from the glasgow to skye: http://www.citylink.co.uk/timetables/Summer%2015/WEB_April2015_GlasgowSkye_12pp.pdf

Banff is in the region of Greater Speyside, and Aberdeenshire

Most hostels were booked up 6 months to a year in advance
the following was interesting: http://www.skyewalkerhostel.com/

Hugh Paterson (1781) of Edinburgh

This July 7th, Becky and I stepped foot in Edinburgh Scotland. It is kinda surreal with it gray overcast and old architecture. We were there to look into some family history records.

Prior Research

My dad, Hugh Jr. (also son of Hugh Jr.) and his sister took a trip to Scotland some years ago.

The Hugh Jrs (Both were Hugh Jr. and didn't know it.)

The Hugh Jrs (Both were Hugh Jr. and didn't know it. Well the younger one knew he was a Jr.)

Hugh Jr. and Sisters

Hugh Jr., (my dad) and his sisters on their Scotland Trip.

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