Never got a chance to reply to your post in "Highjacked Moniker" but was your comment "if I ever veture to the UK (Wanna tour Scotland)," serious. If so drop me a line before you come over and we will arrainge to meet. Infact the invitation is open to all who post here on ECN
I live 7 miles east of Stirling In the google maps put in Alloa, clackmannanshire, FK10, Scotland
I did some research, and airfare alone is $700 (US Airways to Boston, Aer Lingus to Shannon, Ryan Air to Edinburgh.) Then I'm not sure where I want to go from there, other than I do know that I want to visit the Scoraig Peninsula (and maybe meet Hugh Piggot. He lives on the peninsula far away from civilization and has a bunch of homemade windmills http://www.scoraigwind.com/ )
It will probably take me a while, but I can save up the extra money I get back from my scholarships. Maybe I can plan a route to visit all the Scottish ECN members.
I went to Scotland in 1999 and had to do the traintrip from Edinborough to Dundee 3 times via the Firth of Forth and Tay bridges. (I'm a railbuff to if you already guessed) Then to Inverness where it was 19°. This was in September 99. Also interesting that Scotland has it's own Scottisch Pounds. People were very friendly these and the beer was great. Exeptionally good value on a Britrail weekpass which cost me then around 500 NZ$ about 300 US$.
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Things are changing rapid here on the airline front. There are several direct flights from the states to the UK.
Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Prestwick (also known as Glasgow intrenational) are all within what is know as the "Central belt" of Scotland and most places are within easy reach. Furthest you would have to drive is 4-5 hours to reach the most northerly point on the scottish main land. London is roughly the same driving time becouse of the motorways (I belive you call them freeways)
As for intresting places to visit what is your intrest? We are home of Golf, Whisky, TV, Tar-Macadam, Dunlop tyers, penicilin, US navey and insect replant (for the midges) as well as having some wonderful sceanery and a lot of history. So bring your camera and some stout walking boots.
Having said that do not forget our neighbours in England. I know they get slagged off but they also have a lot to offer visitors. Their are some great places there you can visit also. I am shure PaulUK can give you some ideas if you wish. York is a lovely place very historic as is Devon and Cornwall. I am afraid to say I have never visited Wales or Ireland but I do have freinds who say Ireland is a lovely place and the people friendly. Just practice drinking Guinnis before you go.
RODALCO. 19 digrees in September is warm, there is also a steam train that runs in the summer from Glasgow to Malaig
Any one coming to visit give me a shout for current weather updates and the like.
Might even arraing a "Haggis" hunting expidition if they are in season