Scottish Highlands by Train

During our trip to Scotland we took the train from Glasgow to Fort William, and then up to Mallaig. The scenery is stunning.

Scottish National Gallery

We often find ourselves in art galleries and museums during our travels. They offer us refuge, calm, and an enjoyable way to spend a few hours. The Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh was no exception.


Whenever we mentioned our forthcoming visit to the city, we were met with fond memories and prompts of what to see and enjoy. Edinburgh has certainly cultivated happy memories for many of our friends.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle stands above the city of Edinburgh. The castle is built on an outcrop of rock and forms the focal point of the city centre.

One O'Clock Gun at Edinburgh Castle

See the one o’clock gun being fired in Edinburgh Castle, Scotland. A slow motion replay is included.

Glenfinnan Viaduct

We passed over the Glenfinnan Viaduct on our journeys to and from Mallaig in Scotland. This is the impressive engineering feat used in the Harry Potter films.

Mallaig for Fish and Chips

We promised ourselves a fish and chip meal during our trip the Scottish coastline. We were not disappointed by the meal in Mallaig; hot, filling, and just what we hoped for.

Fort William

The weather was not perfect but for us that did not matter. Despite raining on one of the days we stayed, the remaining days were fine and we managed to get the walking in that we wanted.

Train to Fort William

We took the the train from Glasgow to Fort William. The journey was easy and pretty.

Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art

We enjoyed a particularly lazy morning in Glasgow. After enjoying a coffee, we headed to the central Gallery of Modern Art for a couple of hours.