so, at the end of our london sojourn (we returned to minnesota this sunday) we went up to scotland for 10 days. train to glasgow and then driving to the highlands, to skye, down to kennacraig for the ferry to islay, and then back to glasgow. it was a lovely trip, if filled with some stressful driving situations. i will predictably have a lot of posts about this trip on the blog that will be focused on whisky and food (though whisky was not really a focus of the trip). my first post sets the scene and contains tips and warnings for others considering a trip.