2002 – February

Finally the 3 of us got round to a weekend in the highlands, travelling up the west coast stopping at Inverness for the night and returning down the east side, bit of a rushed trip but a lot of sights seen. We travelled through Glasgow & up along Loch Lomond, stopping for lunch in Glen Coe before continuing along Loch Linnhe to Fort William, here we checked out the museum. Taking a short detour we went to the monument of Glenfinnan then back to the main road via Neptune’s staircase (canal locks) along Loch Lochy and Loch Ness (no sign of Nessy, must have been the rain!). Stopped at Urquhart castle – unfortunately we were sightseeing out of season and the castle was closed, and finally arrived in Inverness, were we checked out the castle, found a B&B and promptly went out for dinner. Found a great place where Ian had the most amazing Aberdeen angus steak ever tasted, and Brett and my meals were pretty damn good too. The next day we were up early and off to Culloden for a morning stroll through the past, it’s a very sad place. We were off to Fort George after that and then to Aviemore & up the Cairngorm ski slopes, Ian & I went up the mountain only to have it snow so we never saw the view. Continuing on to Perth we stopped at Jill’s (Brett’s girlfriend & Ian’s workmate) folks place to pick her up before carrying on across the forth bridge back to Edinburgh, all of us pretty tired by this stage.