Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Scotland

Last weekend we flew up to Scotland for a wedding. The bridegroom was our older son's best friend and Oliver was to be the best man. We flew up on Thursday to make the most of our trip and came back on Sunday.

We flew from Bristol airport late on Thursday afternoon, and arrived at Glasgow airport in the dark. We hired a car for the drive to the hotel, which took about an hour in the dark and the rain. I was so thankful that I'd taken my iPad with me, as the map app was invaluable in helping us find our way there.

The hotel was the Forest Hills Hotel in the small village of Kinlochard, on the small lake Loch Ard. The hotel was huge, and full to bursting, which really surprised us for such a small village on a Thursday night.





The outside photographs were taken on Sunday morning, just before we left. And I didn't realise until I uploaded the photographs that I appear to have a finger print right in the middle of the lens, which is SOO annoying.

On Friday we went for a drive around the local area and drove around part of Loch Lomond, finishing up at a pub for a late lunch. It was a wet, chilly day with lots of low lying mist.




On Friday evening we met up with Oliver and his girlfriend for a late dinner. It was lovely to see him since I hadn't seen him since the beginning of August, but rather strange to be meeting in Scotland.

Tomorrow I'll write a little about what we got up to on the Saturday, as well as the lovely wedding.

9 comments:

Annabelle said...

Lovely photos Amanda, the gardens look wonderful - especially the acers.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Scotland is so beautiful. We went to a wedding by Loch Lomond a few years ago...it was a fabulous weekend.

Simone de Klerk said...

Mmm, it must have been so nice to be there. Look forward to your next post.

jabblog said...

Beautiful surroundings, even in the mist:-)

Ms. N said...

My sister and I were so very close to this hotel on our trip this spring! The Highlands day trip that we took stopped at Loch Achray Hotel to visit with Hairy Coos on their property as well as several stops at different Lochs in the area. Your pictures make me wish for another sister trip!

Lynn said...

What a beautiful place it looks like.
Scotland is on my list of places to go one day. It's a long list.

Candace said...

It's so beautiful there and what a comfortable looking room. I wouldn't have admitted to the finger print, looks like a ghost to me, lol.

Katie said...

The scenery is stunning….fingerprint or no. :-)

Kay said...

This is so wonderful, Amanda. I would love to see Scotland someday too! I love your photos!