Scotland 2010

Highlights from Skye down to Edinburgh – Scotland 2010

After leaving Skye, our route homewards took in the area around Fort William, Loch Lomond and then Stirling, Falkirk and Edinburgh. Here are a few highlights:

Eilean Donan Castle:

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

Driving through Glen Shiel:

Glen Shiel, Scotland

Glen Finnan Viaduct – better known as the one from Harry Potter, together with the Jacobite Express steam train:

Glen Finnan Viaduct with Jacobite Express steam train
The Jacobite Express steaming across Glen Finnan Viaduct

Driving through Glen Coe – surprisingly good

Glen Coe, Scotland

The Falkirk Wheel – a kind of giant ferris wheel that carries boats between the Forth & Clyde Canal and the Union Canal, replacing a series of locks:

The Falkirk Wheel
The Falkirk Wheel: Boats go into the lower section, the whole wheel rotates and they motor out the top

Edinburgh – we saw the Queen but security around her visit meant that we couldn’t see some other parts of the old town or Holyrood Palace:

Queen Elizabeth II in Edinburgh

… and thus ended another trip. From Edinburgh, we travelled home, back to normality for a while.