The Irish do Scotland

The group in front of the Edinburgh Castle.

Susan Kice

Rain, wind, cloudy skies, choppy seas and even a touch of Hurricane Ali could not dampen the spirits of 37 hardy members of the PC Irish American Club as they embarked on a 13-day tour of rugged, but beautiful Scotland. Entitled Scottish Isles and Glens the CIE Tour began in Glasgow and ended in Edinburgh. Some highlights of the tour included: visits to Loch Lomond and Loch Ness (and no, even though we strained our eyes we couldn’t see the monster, affectionally known as Nessie); the Isles of Skye and Orkney; numerous castles and cathedrals; remains of a 5000-year-old village; the Culloden Battlefield; a Whiskey distillery; and Sheepdog trials. All in all, it was an enjoyable, educational and exciting trip.