Part I

Continuing on our journey, we headed up to Inverness. We visited nearby Culloden Moor to see the battlefield and the biggest slugs you’ve ever seen!

A boat tour of Loch Ness sounded like fun, so we headed over to that most famous of Lochs. We totally saw Nessie, but she was too quick for us to get a good picture. We did manage to capture our reaction upon seeing the mysterious beastie.

Our journey then took us along the Great Glenn towards Skye. The scenery in this part of Scotland is simply amazing.

A short distance before Skye we encountered our new favourite castle, Eilean Donan.

Crossing the bridge, we continued on to the Isle of Skye. There we visited Neist Point lighthouse and Portree, the largest city on Skye. On the way back from Portree there was an accident that shut down the only A road between Portree and the bridge. Luckily we got down the “Scenic Route – Unsuitable for Caravans” detour before any caravans got stuck.

After leaving Skye, we headed South towards Oban, stopping at scenic view points along the way.

We spent one night in Oban and then drove down the Western edge of Loch Lomond, stopping at lots of laybys on the way for photos.

We then headed toward our ancestral home in Paisley (right outside Glasgow). We met up with some Scottish relatives for dinner and checked out Glasgow. We visited the Kelvingrove Museum and saw the Mackintosh House. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a very influential architect and designer who was one of the main forces behind the “Glasgow Style” of Arts and Crafts.

We then stopped at Wigtown, Scotland’s National Book Town, before heading back to Yorkshire. After driving 1,550 miles around Scotland in a van with 6 adults, we were pretty tired. But it was an amazing trip!