The ups and downs of… my kilt. Part 3 Glasgow and The Highlands

We flew from Dublin, Ireland to Glasgow, Scotland. Some fear began to set in when we were at the car rental desk and I agree to drive a stick shift on the opposite side of the road than I’m used to. As we walked to the car I was trying to adjust everything I had learned in driving on the right side of the road to the left. We got the car and went to the hotel. Where I crashed. We had driven 2 hours from Galway to Dublin for the flight, sat in the airport for hours, and just had a stressful experience driving on the opposite side of the road. But we eventually got up and went out. I had found a little whiskey bar called “The Pot Still”. This was exactly what we needed after a long day of travel. It was a quiet place with corner booths and the biggest selection of whiskey that I have every seen. I don’t remember what we had but I do remember it being delicious.

The next day we began our journey to the Highland. Namely, Portree on The Isle of Skye. The drive was the most beautiful drive I have ever taken. Scotland is the most beautiful country I’ve been too. I would pay top dollar to ride in a dog cage to make that drive again. I don’t know how to put words to the Highlands. It was surreal. We kept stopping along the way to take in the scenery.

We arrive in Portree and crash. It is a small town. We traveled in the offseason, so some places were closed. But it was quant. I was able to try a beer from a brewery on the isle. Isle of Skye Brewing Company. Nice beers to help me relax after 5 hours of driving.

We planned out the next day a little and went to bed. So much of this trip I feel like I missed, even though we did so much.



  1. Nissan Qashqai Diesel. Get this car in America!
  2. The Pot Still located at 154 Hope St, Glasgow G2 2TH, UK.
  3. Drive the Highlands. All of them.

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