Italy & Scotland - Summer 2009 travel blog

Italy & Scotland - Summer 2009

William goes to Europe (Scotland & Italy) travel blog
William is off again!

This time, he is heading to Italy for 10 days and then Scotland for 3 weeks.

In Italy, he will spend a day or two shopping in Milan and then head up to the cool Italian Alps for a chamber music festival. He will tour around some small towns with the players, eventually ending in the Riviera. After a stop at Lake Como, he will return to Milan to fly to London.

In London, William will meet up with his sister, Margaret. They will check out some of the London sights, such as 221 Baker Street (apartment of the famed Sherlock Homes character). They will then take a train up to Edinburgh, Scotland, for an international Gathering of the Clans. This festival will include Scotish games, bagpipers, dance competitions and Scotish heraldry and a lot of national pride.

In Scotland, William and Margaret hope to check out some of their Clan Shaw ancestry, visit castles, tour Scotch distilleries, explore the Highlands and experience any henges (stone or wood) they come across. Possible additional forays may include trekking up into the Hebrides Islands, floating across to Northern Ireland and meandering down to see The Stonehenge.

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

 
19 
 
 
The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond
 
20 
 
 
Isle of Islay
 
21 
 
 
Kildalton Cross & Churchyard
 
22 
 
 
The Town of Bowmore
 
23 
 
 
The Whisky Pilgrimage
 
24 
 
 
Finlaggan and the Lord of the Isles
 
25 
 
 
Kilnave Churchyard & Cross
 
26 
 
 
The Standing Stone of Ballinaby
 
27 
 
 
The Ports of Askaig and Charlotte
 
28 
 
 
Kilmartin Prehistoric & Medieval Landscape
 
29 
 
 
Oban, Scotland
 
30 
 
 
Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel
 
31 
 
 
Kilchurn Castle on Loch Awe
 
32 
 
 
Eilean Donan Castle
 
33 
 
 
The Brochs of Scotland
 
34 
 
 
Inverness, Scotland
 
35 
 
 
The Chattan Confederacy
 
36 
 
 
Urquhart Castle
 
37 
 
 
Loch Ness
 
38 
 
 
Rothiemurchus Forest & the Loch an...
 
39 
 
 
Black Muir Forest & the Touchstone...
 
40 
 
 
Auchindoun Castle
 
41 
 
 
Aberlour Distillery
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