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    Off topic, but Scots...

    I need help... couple of things:

    1) I'm hoping to travel to Scotland this fall and I'd like some advice. (Yes, Robertson, I know about your beautiful guesthouse and I'm hoping to spend a few nights there!) Anyone care to put together a two week "dream" tour of Scotland for a first timer, whose ancestors came from Glasgow?

    2) Are there any members of Clan Anderson on this forum, who can help me with some ancestors?

    Thanks,

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    My Uncle Frank was an Anderson but he long since passed and I know very little about him, if your going to spend time in Glasgow id suggest you stay in Ayr or Stranraer close to Glasgow but without the neds, you can get nice day trips from Stranraer to Ireland, and Ayr is good for fans of Rabbie Burns. Plan your trips to Glasgow carefully as there are areas to be avoided, especially on football match days, if you stay in Ayr, Galloway forest and Loch Ken are nearby, and are worth a look, and if you like Formula one visit Twynholm and go in the David Coulthard museum, its awesome and DC's Father has a big haulage company over the road, DC does drop in from time to time, and all proceeds go to the local church.

    its worth a visit to Edinburgh, its safer and more tourist friendly than Glasgow, and you can visit East Fortune airfield about 20 mins away and see Concorde

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    langshadoos!

    consider going oop the soothwest coast from the Mull o Galloway
    (southernmost tip o Scotland)

    (http://www.mull-of-galloway.co.uk/ )



    through the Solway Coast



    and Dumfries and Galloway

    (look at oor tourism page )



    while here ya can research your family at the
    Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society

    http://www.dgfhs.org.uk/

    then go oop through Ayr

    (http://www.virtualayr.com/site/index.html )


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    continuing....


    an oop tae Glasga...

    ya'll want tae stay just north o Glasga

    (http://www.glasgow.world-guides.com/glasgow_life.html )

    somewhere roond Loch Lomond...

    (http://www.loch-lomond.net/ )



    you could even pop over tae the Isle of Arran

    (kent as 'Scotland in Miniature')

    (http://www.visitarran.net/ )



    fraim Loch Lomond it is easy tae get tae Oban

    (http://www.oban.org.uk/ )



    and whiulr there ya shuid see Staffa

    (http://www.turusmara.com/staffa.html )




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    If you have the time and fancy a ferry ride, take a trip to the Isle of Skye, you will not be disappointed. My wife and I spent two days there in '95 and had the most wondeful time. Actually, just about anywhere you go in Scotland, you'll have a wonderful time! Have a safe trip, I know you will have fun

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    Glasgow has many modern hotels, and IMHO is a much friendlier city than Edinburgh, though perhaps I'm biased as I'm from the Glasgow area originally and still speak with a Glasgow accent. If you want to avoid city centre hotels I can recommend the very modern Ramada Jarvis at Glasgow Airport which is good value for money and serves excellent meals and is where Ann and I always stay when we return to visit old friends. If you are intending to wear your kilt you may feel more at ease in Edinburgh where kilts are more abundant than in Glasgow. Either Glasgow or Edinburgh would be OK as a base for a few days, though you should also find time to spend a few days visiting the Southern Uplands - vast areas of rolling hills and forestry -(Dumfries would be a good base and is quite near Gretna Green with all its romantic associations) and of course the Highlands for which Inverness, Fort William or Oban would make a good base.
    Vice-President and Regional Director for Scotland for Clan Cunningham International, and a Scottish Armiger.

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