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August / September, 2011
Potential Clan Blair Society Scotland Trip Itinerary

NOTICE: This itinerary was developed for the 2010 trip and may not be the identical scheduling for the trip rescheduled to 2011. Trip planning, site availability, and costs most likely will change some of the scheduling for the 2011 trip. This itinerary can be used to get the general itinerary that Clan Blair is working to have for the August/September 2011 Scotland Trip. DO NOT reserve any airline tickets until the final dates have been announced and confirmed (possibly in late 2010).

This itinerary HAS NOT been confirmed!


Friday 26 August
- Coach to meet at Glasgow Airport and head through to Edinburgh, via Edinburgh Airport if required.
- Dinner and overnight: Holiday Inn North, Edinburgh

Saturday 27 August
- Breakfast at hotel
- Visit to Edinburgh Castle
- Tickets for Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance (mid price)
- Dinner and overnight: Holiday Inn North, Edinburgh

Sunday 28 August
- Breakfast at hotel
- Visit to Lennoxlove Castle
- Visit to Glenkinchie Distillery
- Visit to Museum of Flight
- Dinner and overnight: Holiday Inn North, Edinburgh

Monday 29 August
- Breakfast at hotel
- Visit to Inverary Castle
- Visit to Inverary Jail
- Dinner an overnight at Ben Nevis Hotel, Fort William

Tuesday 30 August
- Breakfast at hotel
- Visit to Glenfinnan Monument
- Ferry from Mallaig to Armadale (Isle of Skye)
- Visit to Clan Donald Centre
- Visit to Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
- Dinner allowance on Isle of Skye (GBP25/ person)
- Overnight at Rosedale Hotel, Portree (Isle of Skye)

Wednesday 31 August
- Breakfast at hotel
- Visit to Eilean Donan Castle
- Visit to Urquhart Castle
- Boat cruise on Loch Ness
- Dinner and overnight at Aviemore Highland Resort

Thursday 01 September
- Breakfast at hotel
- Visit to Rothiemurchus Estate and coach tour with Ranger
- Visit to Ballindalloch Castle
- Dinner and overnight at Aviemore Highland Resort

Friday 02 September
- Breakfast at hotel
- Ride on steam train at Strathspey railway
- Visit to ArdBlair Castle with Laurence Blair Oliphant of Ardblair and Gask
- Family dinner including wine at Angus Hotel,Blairgowrie- with invited guests (hosted)
- Overnight at Angus Hotel, Blairgowrie

Saturday 03 September
- Breakfast at hotel
- Visit to Braemar Games (ringside seats)
- Dinner and overnight at Angus Hotel, Blairgowrie

Sunday 04 September
- Breakfast at hotel
- Visit to Blairgowrie Games (general admission only)
- Dinner and overnight at Angus Hotel, Blairgowrie

Monday 05 September
- Breakfast at hotel
- Visit to Balthayock with Major & Mrs Walters (Dick, please consider invite)
- Visit to Kelvingrove Museum OR
- Tour of Glasgow shipyards (see where many of your ancestors left Scotland from)
- Dinner at Blairquhan, including wine. Requested company of Sir Patrick and Lady Hunter Blair who will join for dinner, depending upon their schedule (to be confirmed)
- Overnight at Western House Hotel, Ayr

Tuesday 06 September
- Breakfast at hotel
- Visit to St Margaret's Parish Church, Dalry
- Visit to Dalgarven Mill
- Exclusive use of Blair in Dalry. Includes lunch, afternoon tea, dinner with wine, overnight accommodation in the castle.

Wednesday 07 September
- Breakfast at Blair
- Coach to drop off at Glasgow and Edinburgh Airport

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