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Title: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: elit on June 04, 2008, 03:13:56 PM
does any one know whats the cheapest way to get to scotland from ny area?
Title: Re: glasgow scotland
Post by: ChikkyMonkey on June 05, 2008, 07:01:29 PM
The Mori is a very nice hotel. It's on a small quiet canal. Very little traffic. It's very nicely decorated but the rooms are somewhat small (all Venice - and Europe - rooms are on the smaller side)

Just BTW there is a great boat you can take from the Airport Straight to the Jewish Ghetto without any need of walking, it's 12 Euro I believe...

Enjoy...  Why not come visit Afghanistan for your next vacation?! Hotels are far cheaper and we've got the good stuff.... if you know what I mean.
Title: Re: glasgow scotland
Post by: Other Guy on June 05, 2008, 07:10:25 PM
The Mori is a very nice hotel. It's on a small quiet canal. Very little traffic. It's very nicely decorated but the rooms are somewhat small (all Venice - and Europe - rooms are on the smaller side)

Just BTW there is a great boat you can take from the Airport Straight to the Jewish Ghetto without any need of walking, it's 12 Euro I believe...

Enjoy...  Why not come visit Afghanistan for your next vacation?! Hotels are far cheaper and we've got the good stuff.... if you know what I mean.
?!?
I think your a bit lost Chikky...
Title: Re: glasgow scotland
Post by: ChikkyMonkey on June 06, 2008, 12:53:31 PM
I think I'm lost as well.... that was suppose to be a reply to venice, and suddenly it replied to scotland..... this internet has a funny way of doing things, maybe the forums are buggy
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: HP58 on July 24, 2014, 09:38:05 AM
I plan on visiting Scotland for 2-3 days in the summer. We'll be staying in Glasgow. Any must sees I should know about?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: zalman123 on November 02, 2014, 11:09:32 AM
Have a wedding in Manchester and want to go to scotland any tips on the best way to go?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on November 02, 2014, 02:02:34 PM
What time year? What do you want to do? (I drove)
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: zalman123 on November 02, 2014, 03:52:49 PM
Going with a friend in February that is a big scotch drinker and he has some connections with some distilleries that we would hope to visit
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on November 02, 2014, 05:17:03 PM
Then fly into Glasgow or Edinburgh (whichever is cheaper). That can be your base to most distilleries
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Adam101 on November 04, 2014, 12:00:13 AM
Probably using 12.5k avios from BOS to DUB then i think it's a little over 100$ to EDI .
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Adam101 on November 04, 2014, 12:02:45 AM
Just saw flights on skyscanner 38$ from DUB to EDI round trip (ryanair airlines) ( basically free! )
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: morgs on November 04, 2014, 09:03:27 AM
Just saw flights on skyscanner 38$ from DUB to EDI round trip (ryanair airlines) ( basically free! )
If you dont bring any handluggage/check in luggage/use the bathroom...... ;D
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Adam101 on November 04, 2014, 09:06:10 AM
If you dont bring any handluggage/check in luggage/use the bathroom...... ;D
The trip is only an hour.  I think we can hold it for that long
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: morgs on November 04, 2014, 09:07:36 AM
The trip is only an hour.  I think we can hold it for that long
Good thing its before you start with the scotch.... ;D
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Adam101 on November 04, 2014, 09:11:40 AM
Good thing its before you start with the scotch.... ;D
Ireland's got the brews Scotland got the scotch. ..
Would like to plans a trip along this route. BOS to DUB. Stay for a few days (maybe shabbos) then fly cheap Ryanair to EDI for a few days.  Then take overnight train to London for shabbos.  Then somehow get back to DUB for a return flight to BOS using 12.5k avios.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: morgs on November 04, 2014, 01:45:23 PM
Ireland's got the brews Scotland got the scotch. ..
Would like to plans a trip along this route. BOS to DUB. Stay for a few days (maybe shabbos) then fly cheap Ryanair to EDI for a few days.  Then take overnight train to London for shabbos.  Then somehow get back to DUB for a return flight to BOS using 12.5k avios.
That sounds like a great trip-DUB is still on the bucket list-EDI is one of our all time favorites in Europe-Is this for summer or winter?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Adam101 on November 04, 2014, 02:10:08 PM
That sounds like a great trip-DUB is still on the bucket list-EDI is one of our all time favorites in Europe-Is this for summer or winter?
Whoa I meant I would love to do the route.  Not that it's in the plans.  Still in yeshiva.  I wish.  Maybe I'll start thinking for summer soon.  Wanna get a minyan?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: zalman123 on November 04, 2014, 02:38:44 PM
I'm thinking of going to scotland in the winter, any tips?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: morgs on November 04, 2014, 03:12:19 PM
I'm thinking of going to scotland in the winter, any tips?
I was there in the summer-personally i think that is the better time to go because of the fringe festival and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tatoo-which IMHO is a show not to be missed (takes place in August every year)... I can give you some general tips for EDI though....
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: zalman123 on November 04, 2014, 03:18:04 PM
Thanks that would be very appreciated
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: mneuman on July 10, 2015, 12:25:57 PM
Has anyone spent shabbos in Edinburgh?  Please message me or reply I have questions relating to shul's and food.  thanks!!
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: morgs on July 11, 2015, 03:20:37 PM
Has anyone spent shabbos in Edinburgh?  Please message me or reply I have questions relating to shul's and food.  thanks!!
I looked into staying there when we went but did not find anything religious wise in terms of shuls or food at all-has anything changed in the last 2 years-there is a chabad there but i am not sure if they have a minyan and there is no kosher restaurants and barely any kosher food-(chabad has a friday night dinner but I think it is geared towards the large college there). Perhaps a better option is to stay in Glasgow for Shabbos as there is a fully functioning Chabad house there with a rest, etc.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: G11600 on July 11, 2015, 05:01:37 PM
Has anyone spent shabbos in Edinburgh?  Please message me or reply I have questions relating to shul's and food.  thanks!!

Seems that shabbat hospitality is available, per shul's website. The shul is officially orthodox, though most members aren't (similar to most UK 'United Syngaogue'. The Rabbi is orthodox. I know the previous Rabbi (Sedley from New Zealand).
Seems that frozen meals are also available at reasonable cost.

http://www.ehcong.com/index.php/shabbat-hospitality

Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on November 24, 2015, 09:36:20 PM
What is the kosher food situation in scotland?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on November 25, 2015, 06:32:12 AM
Not good. Only some shabbos takeout in Glasgow
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Srsy on April 14, 2016, 01:44:35 PM
How many days would you recommend to be in Scotland?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: yuguy on November 18, 2016, 04:07:59 PM
Has anyone ordered from the Chabad (or interacted with) in the university of Edinburgh? Says online they deliver food locally. TIA.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on January 17, 2017, 10:31:03 PM
Any recommendations for a guidebook to go through for Scotland?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on January 18, 2017, 12:20:21 AM
We just took a few out of the library. I don't think there is anything specific like the revealed series.
What are you looking to do? How long are you going for?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on January 18, 2017, 07:39:01 AM
We just took a few out of the library. I don't think there is anything specific like the revealed series.
What are you looking to do? How long are you going for?
Not sure yet, want to learn what there is to do. Smart - I didn't think of the library. Mostly just want to hear people talk with the accent.  :P Will we be privileged to get a TR?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on January 18, 2017, 08:25:44 AM
Was a long time ago (2011, I believe).
Spent 3 days in Paris. 1 day in Zurich. Friday/shabbos in London. Motzei"sh drove to Manchester. Sunday was in lake district. Sunday night drove to right outside the isle of Skye. Monday took the ferry over and toured isle of Skye. Drove to Highlands. Tuesday/Wednesday in the Highlands doing outdoor activities (gorge walking http://www.g2outdoor.co.uk/summer-activities/gorge-walking one of the coldest and most fun things I've ever done).
Wednesday night/Thursday in Edinburgh. Toured Edinburgh and went to the military tattoo (if you can go during the Fringe, I really recommend it).
Flew back through London on VS upper class.
My first DDF trip. Was really awesome. If I get a chance I'll try and fill in some of the details
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on January 18, 2017, 08:29:55 AM
Not sure yet, want to learn what there is to do. Smart - I didn't think of the library. Mostly just want to hear people talk with the accent.  :P Will we be privileged to get a TR?
And, no, you don't see tons of man walking around in kilts (that's why I went). Although in the hotel we stayed at in Edinburgh (http://www.sheratonedinburgh.co.uk), the male workers wore kilts
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on January 18, 2017, 11:40:56 AM
Thanks for the quick write up! Will get some books and keep all this in mind. How much time would you need to see all the highlights? Can if be done in 1 full week or should I save things for another trip?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on January 18, 2017, 09:04:44 PM
I didn't see everything. Definitely more than a week's worth of you include the entire country. But you could definitely do something similar to what I did. Isle of Skye, Highlands and Edinburgh in a week
Just a point: I don't see how you could do this without renting a car, and remember, they drive on the wrong side of the road
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on January 18, 2017, 09:52:09 PM
I didn't see everything. Definitely more than a week's worth of you include the entire country. But you could definitely do something similar to what I did. Isle of Skye, Highlands and Edinburgh in a week
Just a point: I don't see how you could do this without renting a car, and remember, they drive on the wrong side of the road
Ok got it. Would combine with Ireland, but I guess even 2 weeks won't be enough for both. Will have to save for another time. Thanks for the heads up on the driving.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on May 10, 2018, 05:26:30 PM
Personally I'm planning a trip to Scotland (and Ireland) for the summer with 2 small kids (2 and 10 months). I didn't want to do too much driving, as kids won't be able to sit in the car for that long. I found the trains between the big cities (Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Glasgow) to be cheap and plentiful. I hope to fly into EDI on a Wednesday night, spend through shabbos there (I heard from friends who went last summer that there's a really nice chabad with meals, maybe a minyan), then take the train to Aberdeen, to Inverness back to Glasgow before flying out.

Of course I don't have anything planned besides that, and even that's not set in stone, because I don't want to spend a lot of time in cities, especially ones like Inverness which I've heard are nothing to see. I was partial to going to Aberdeen as the east coast is supposedly sunnier and less rainy than other parts of the country and possibly skipping Inverness altogether.

The other thing we wanted to do (but don't know how it'll work with 2 kids) is the train ride over the viaduct from the Harry Potter movies. It's kinda out there o nthe west coast near Glenfinnan. They have a train (https://www.westcoastrailways.co.uk/jacobite/jacobite-steam-train-details.cfm) that goes over that viaduct, but they're all sold out for when we'll be there.

Finally we plan to spend the last night and part of the last day in Glasgow before heading to Dublin.

Anyone (@Ergel) have any thoughts of this plan?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on May 10, 2018, 05:32:00 PM
Not sure what you plan on doing with 2 kids under 2. Edinburgh, you can walk around and stuff, but outside of that, everything is outdoorsy hiking, etc.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on May 10, 2018, 05:57:21 PM
Not sure what you plan on doing with 2 kids under 2. Edinburgh, you can walk around and stuff, but outside of that, everything is outdoorsy hiking, etc.
And that's exactly where I run into trouble. *sigh* That's also why I figured taking trains all around would allow us to see the countryside without having to worry about "doing" much.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on May 11, 2018, 06:11:45 AM
And that's exactly where I run into trouble. *sigh* That's also why I figured taking trains all around would allow us to see the countryside without having to worry about "doing" much.
I don't see how that would be enjoyable. I'd go to LHR instead...
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on May 11, 2018, 09:05:30 AM
We've been to LHR. We did really want to see Scotland as well, I'm just not sure how much of the highlands we'll be able to see. The cities shouldn't be a problem, though with one or two excursions out it could be fun.
I don't see how that would be enjoyable. I'd go to LHR instead...
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: G11600 on May 12, 2018, 01:50:52 PM
I was in Scotland for few days last week. Some quick notes;

Flew on BA TLV-LHR-EDI/INV-LHR-TLV. Note that there is no ADP on flights starting from Inverness, so this saves quite a bit over the reverse itinerary. I booked on a 50% off Avios sale few months ago so it cost me total 10K Avios + approx $250 per person for all legs. TLV-LHR-TLV in economy, LHR-EDI/INV-LHR in business as domestic redemptions are free (even in business class it seems!). Flights all great except that return LHR-TLV was delayed by 3 hours - on the plus side we should get 300 Euro per person EU 261 compensation + 10K Avios compensation for missing Kosher Meal LHR-TLV (we had fresh Hermolis KSML INV-LHR and in lounge in LHR). So this compensation covers full cost of flights in both Avios and money, with some spare!

We spent most time in Edinburgh at Hilton Carlton. Excellent hotel, and reasonable value on cash (around 110 pounds per night). Nice upgrade to large executive room + free breakfast as Gold.
We got kosher food delivered from deli in Glasgow, as he only wanted 5 pounds for delivery (as he was delivering to the Shul also). Ordered plates of cold meat/chicken and salads for 10 pounds each, plus salmon/fried fish and salads for 8 pounds, plus challot for 2 pounds each (and some cheese, cold meats etc). Could have had hot meals for heating in hotel also. Very nice and helpful guy, recommended. Chabad (LChaim) would also deliver, possibly better quality, but they wanted around 80 pounds for delivery.
There is a store with some kosher goods just outside city center. You can also buy bread, smoked salmon etc with KLBD hechsher in all supermarkets.

Went to Shul on shabbat, approx 20 minutes walk from hotel. They had a nice kiddush + free lunch available. Chabad offer dinner on Friday night. Shul was friendly.

Visited castle, free walking tour, watched a great show, RMS Brittania etc.

Then rented a car one-way to Inverness. Spend a wonderful day in beautiful villages, distiellieries etc. Helped that we had wonderful weather - 24 degrees C every day, no rain, sun until 10pm.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on May 13, 2018, 12:09:04 AM
I was in Scotland for few days last week. Some quick notes;

Flew on BA TLV-LHR-EDI/INV-LHR-TLV. Note that there is no ADP on flights starting from Inverness, so this saves quite a bit over the reverse itinerary. I booked on a 50% off Avios sale few months ago so it cost me total 10K Avios + approx $250 per person for all legs. TLV-LHR-TLV in economy, LHR-EDI/INV-LHR in business as domestic redemptions are free (even in business class it seems!). Flights all great except that return LHR-TLV was delayed by 3 hours - on the plus side we should get 300 Euro per person EU 261 compensation + 10K Avios compensation for missing Kosher Meal LHR-TLV (we had fresh Hermolis KSML INV-LHR and in lounge in LHR). So this compensation covers full cost of flights in both Avios and money, with some spare!

We spent most time in Edinburgh at Hilton Carlton. Excellent hotel, and reasonable value on cash (around 110 pounds per night). Nice upgrade to large executive room + free breakfast as Gold.
We got kosher food delivered from deli in Glasgow, as he only wanted 5 pounds for delivery (as he was delivering to the Shul also). Ordered plates of cold meat/chicken and salads for 10 pounds each, plus salmon/fried fish and salads for 8 pounds, plus challot for 2 pounds each (and some cheese, cold meats etc). Could have had hot meals for heating in hotel also. Very nice and helpful guy, recommended. Chabad (LChaim) would also deliver, possibly better quality, but they wanted around 80 pounds for delivery.
There is a store with some kosher goods just outside city center. You can also buy bread, smoked salmon etc with KLBD hechsher in all supermarkets.

Went to Shul on shabbat, approx 20 minutes walk from hotel. They had a nice kiddush + free lunch available. Chabad offer dinner on Friday night. Shul was friendly.

Visited castle, free walking tour, watched a great show, RMS Brittania etc.

Then rented a car one-way to Inverness. Spend a wonderful day in beautiful villages, distiellieries etc. Helped that we had wonderful weather - 24 degrees C every day, no rain, sun until 10pm.
Nice, thanks for the tips.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on May 15, 2018, 10:47:42 PM
Anyone ever spend shabbos in Edinburgh with kids who can't walk (ie you're stuck inside all shabbos with them)? Where did you stay? What did you do for meals?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: G11600 on May 16, 2018, 12:15:29 AM
Anyone ever spend shabbos in Edinburgh with kids who can't walk (ie you're stuck inside all shabbos with them)? Where did you stay? What did you do for meals?
There is a hotel right opposite the Shul if that's a option. You can have lunch/kiddush at the Shul.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on May 16, 2018, 01:00:58 AM
There is a hotel right opposite the Shul if that's a option. You can have lunch/kiddush at the Shul.
What's it called or what street is it on?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: G11600 on May 16, 2018, 02:52:58 AM
What's it called or what street is it on?
The Salisbury boutique hotel

If you go to shul website there is a list of other reasonable hotels close to shul most of which will serve kosher breakfast on request.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on May 16, 2018, 09:15:03 AM
The Salisbury boutique hotel

If you go to shul website there is a list of other reasonable hotels close to shul most of which will serve kosher breakfast on request.
Thanks. I'll have to look into that.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on May 16, 2018, 04:53:46 PM
I ended up booking an Airbnb around the corner from the shul here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/7993702?location=Edinburgh%2C%20United%20Kingdom&adults=2&children=1&infants=1&check_in=2018-07-27&check_out=2018-07-29&s=FIPY7_5z

Does the shul actually daven at 33 W Preston St as it lists online? If they do, this place is just over 600ft away.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: G11600 on May 17, 2018, 12:19:31 AM
I ended up booking an Airbnb around the corner from the shul here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/7993702?location=Edinburgh%2C%20United%20Kingdom&adults=2&children=1&infants=1&check_in=2018-07-27&check_out=2018-07-29&s=FIPY7_5z

Does the shul actually daven at 33 W Preston St as it lists online? If they do, this place is just over 600ft away.

Shul davens at 4a Salisbury Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AB, UK
That is the only location, includes main shul + bet midrash

Address you gave is for Chabad, they don't daven there (but do have Friday night meals) - they daven at shul
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: G11600 on May 17, 2018, 12:23:47 AM
Shul davens at 4a Salisbury Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AB, UK
That is the only location, includes main shul + bet midrash

Address you gave is for Chabad, they don't daven there (but do have Friday night meals) - they daven at shul

http://www.ehcong.com/

Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on May 17, 2018, 01:06:00 AM
Shul davens at 4a Salisbury Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AB, UK
That is the only location, includes main shul + bet midrash

Address you gave is for Chabad, they don't daven there (but do have Friday night meals) - they daven at shul
Really? Ok, cool. The Airbnb we booked is .2 miles from there, so still close, but not as close as down the block. Thank you for all your info on Edinburgh. You seem to be the only one with info here. I really appreciate that. It's good to know about meals Friday night. I'm assuming they eat quite late, no? Do you know how much it costs?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: G11600 on May 17, 2018, 11:53:25 AM
Really? Ok, cool. The Airbnb we booked is .2 miles from there, so still close, but not as close as down the block. Thank you for all your info on Edinburgh. You seem to be the only one with info here. I really appreciate that. It's good to know about meals Friday night. I'm assuming they eat quite late, no? Do you know how much it costs?
No problem. I was there for shabbat 2 weeks ago!
Re cost of meals - chabad ask for 25 pounds per person for dinner, except for students. According to shul website they will arrange meals with the Rabbi, but expect you to give a donation to the shul (who pays him for entertaining).

http://www.ehcong.com/index.php/shabbat-hospitality

When I was there they had lunch and seudah in the shul free, not sure if that's every week (assume seudah is at least). There is also a scotch and whisky kiddush...
Friday night - assume they eat after shul, which is at 8pm in summer (but 3pm in winter...).
If you are in AirBNB suggest you think about ordering from Lchaim in Glasgow, food sounded good and they will even sell you chulent in a slow cooker

http://lubofscot.co.uk/lchaims/

He wanted around 80 pounds for delivery to Edinburgh - you can order a car yourself a bit cheaper (or look at other options for delivery).

Mark's deli will deliver ready meals, meat etc

http://www.marksdeli.co.uk/

and according to the shul you can also buy frozen meals there

http://www.ehcong.com/index.php/shabbat-hospitality

Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on May 17, 2018, 02:50:54 PM
No problem. I was there for shabbat 2 weeks ago!
Re cost of meals - chabad ask for 25 pounds per person for dinner, except for students. According to shul website they will arrange meals with the Rabbi, but expect you to give a donation to the shul (who pays him for entertaining).

http://www.ehcong.com/index.php/shabbat-hospitality

When I was there they had lunch and seudah in the shul free, not sure if that's every week (assume seudah is at least). There is also a scotch and whisky kiddush...
Friday night - assume they eat after shul, which is at 8pm in summer (but 3pm in winter...).
If you are in AirBNB suggest you think about ordering from Lchaim in Glasgow, food sounded good and they will even sell you chulent in a slow cooker

http://lubofscot.co.uk/lchaims/

He wanted around 80 pounds for delivery to Edinburgh - you can order a car yourself a bit cheaper (or look at other options for delivery).

Mark's deli will deliver ready meals, meat etc

http://www.marksdeli.co.uk/

and according to the shul you can also buy frozen meals there

http://www.ehcong.com/index.php/shabbat-hospitality
Thanks for all the new info, once again.

I've been emailing the Rabbi, and he said the week we're going to be in town they will only have a minyan for shabbos day, with no meals except for shabbos day. It looks like we'll probably need to order food from them for the other shabbos meals, as well as maybe during the week. I don't think we'll order food from Glasgow (though the info is handy when we'll be in Glasgow a few days later), as it's just too expensive to pay for delivery.

Did you get the food from the rabbi in Edinburgh at all, or just Glasgow? Were the portion sizes decent for 12 (which seems to be the cost for all meals)?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: G11600 on May 17, 2018, 03:14:41 PM
Thanks for all the new info, once again.

I've been emailing the Rabbi, and he said the week we're going to be in town they will only have a minyan for shabbos day, with no meals except for shabbos day. It looks like we'll probably need to order food from them for the other shabbos meals, as well as maybe during the week. I don't think we'll order food from Glasgow (though the info is handy when we'll be in Glasgow a few days later), as it's just too expensive to pay for delivery.

Did you get the food from the rabbi in Edinburgh at all, or just Glasgow? Were the portion sizes decent for 12 (which seems to be the cost for all meals)?

We only bought food from Glasgow - as I said, I emailed Mark's Deli and he was in Edinburgh anyway that day so delivered to my hotel for 5 pounds only.
Note that chabad in Edinburgh will also provide fresh meals, but they are quite expensive. I didn't try them.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on May 17, 2018, 03:37:11 PM
We only bought food from Glasgow - as I said, I emailed Mark's Deli and he was in Edinburgh anyway that day so delivered to my hotel for 5 pounds only.
Note that chabad in Edinburgh will also provide fresh meals, but they are quite expensive. I didn't try them.
Ok, I'll have to contact the place in Glasgow then and ask if there's a day that they'll be in Edinburgh anyway so delivery will be cheaper. Otherwise it's probably best to order locally instead of paying for delivery from Glasgow.

Were the meals you got from Glasgow decent sized?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: G11600 on May 17, 2018, 04:04:41 PM
Ok, I'll have to contact the place in Glasgow then and ask if there's a day that they'll be in Edinburgh anyway so delivery will be cheaper. Otherwise it's probably best to order locally instead of paying for delivery from Glasgow.

Were the meals you got from Glasgow decent sized?
Size of Meals were fine - not huge, but sufficeint for one person. 1 piece of roast chicken + small israeli salad + coleslaw + pickles was 10 pounds, same for few slices of salt beef.
Challot were large and good value for 2 pounds. Cheese/cold cuts etc same prices as London.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on May 17, 2018, 04:24:06 PM
Size of Meals were fine - not huge, but sufficeint for one person. 1 piece of roast chicken + small israeli salad + coleslaw + pickles was 10 pounds, same for few slices of salt beef.
Challot were large and good value for 2 pounds. Cheese/cold cuts etc same prices as London.
Good to know. I emailed them to get a menu to see what they have, and if they'll be delivering to Edinburgh the week I'm there (their site says they deliver every two weeks.

Do you happen to have a menu from them?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: G11600 on May 18, 2018, 02:59:10 AM
Good to know. I emailed them to get a menu to see what they have, and if they'll be delivering to Edinburgh the week I'm there (their site says they deliver every two weeks.

Do you happen to have a menu from them?

He doesn't have full menu, only list of selected items (with no prices). If you tell him what you want he'll give you a price. The Edinburgh shul Facebook page gives you the planned delivery dates, but there are also some extra ad-hoc (eg if there is a simcha).
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on May 18, 2018, 09:18:12 AM
He doesn't have full menu, only list of selected items (with no prices). If you tell him what you want he'll give you a price. The Edinburgh shul Facebook page gives you the planned delivery dates, but there are also some extra ad-hoc (eg if there is a simcha).
Can I see the dates without Facebook?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on May 24, 2018, 01:12:03 PM
Can I see the dates without Facebook?
I've tried looking for the dates on Facebook, but since I'm not an experienced Facebook user I don't know where they are. Can you either link or post the actual dates please?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: G11600 on May 24, 2018, 01:29:21 PM
I've tried looking for the dates on Facebook, but since I'm not an experienced Facebook user I don't know where they are. Can you either link or post the actual dates please?

According to this page

https://www.facebook.com/TheEdinburghOrthodoxJewishCommunity

next delivery is on 24th May. Assume they are firtnightly after that, but not specified - maybe you can ask Mark's Deli.

Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on May 24, 2018, 01:51:15 PM
According to this page

https://www.facebook.com/TheEdinburghOrthodoxJewishCommunity

next delivery is on 24th May. Assume they are firtnightly after that, but not specified - maybe you can ask Mark's Deli.
Cool, thanks! That wouldn't work out for us time wise, but I'll contact the Deli again and ask. They never responded the first time.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on May 27, 2018, 05:52:14 PM
Is it a crazy idea to go to Balmoral Castle in the Aberdeen area with kids? We're planning on taking the train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen on Sunday and spending the night (or two). We were thinking of renting a car and driving to the castle about an hour away. Is this a bad idea?

Also, I'm having a tough time deciding what to do for the last night on our trip that I haven't yet planned (Monday night). As of now, we'll be in Edinburgh Wednesday night-Sunday morning, and we're spending the following Tuesday night in Glasgow before flying out the next morning. While I understand that traveling with a 8 month old and a 2 year old severely limits my activity choices, I was thinking of spending 2 nights in Aberdeen just for convenience sake (Sunday and Monday) before taking the train to Glasgow on Tuesday.

Does anyone have any better ideas?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on May 28, 2018, 12:30:53 AM
Also, I just remembered that we wanted to see the Falkirk wheel. A few questions:

Is it worth seeing?

I was initially thinking of seeing it on the way from Aberdeen to Glasgow, but then realized that we'll have a lot of luggage with us, so it may not be the best idea. The other option is spending 2 nights in Glasgow and one night in Aberdeen and going from Glasgow. This would mean that we'd have just one night in Aberdeen.

Overall, after a lot of research, there's not all that much we'd want to see in Aberdeen. I thought of the following rough itinerary:
-Sunday, arrive mid-afternoon around 2:30 pm, renting a car, spending the rest of the day looking around the city and perhaps visiting the Brig o Balgownie
-Monday, driving to Balmoral Castle, and taking a 4:30ish train to Glasgow
-Tuesday, visit the Falkirk wheel
-Wednesday, leave GLA for DUB.

How does this sound? Is it doable? I've kinda given up on seeing lots of Lochs and visiting nature places like the Isle of Skye, and want to keep it as kid-friendly as possible.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Nonastai on May 28, 2018, 01:48:51 PM
If you're looking for something to do, have you considered going to see Stirling Castle? Its supposedly the top castle to see in Scotland and should be exciting for kids. Apparently they even have a whole area dedicated for younger visitors (with hands-on learning). Plus kids under 5 are free. Easy 30 minute train ride from Glasgow.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on May 28, 2018, 04:37:59 PM
If you're looking for something to do, have you considered going to see Stirling Castle? Its supposedly the top castle to see in Scotland and should be exciting for kids. Apparently they even have a whole area dedicated for younger visitors (with hands-on learning). Plus kids under 5 are free. Easy 30 minute train ride from Glasgow.
No, I hadn't considered it. I'll have to look into it. Thanks for the suggestion. That aside, what do you think of the cutre y plan including the Falkirk Wheel?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: MosheD on August 16, 2018, 12:24:35 PM
In the spirit of Yehoshua's TR, I figure ill add my couple of comments from a recent Scotland trip as I wont be writing a TR.

1. Distilleries are obviously a must but after a couple they start to feel repetitive. One place that stood out to us was the Speyside Cooperage (http://www.speysidecooperage.co.uk/) which is where they make the barrels, and has a great tour.

2. Glasgow actually seems to have the bigger Jewish community, and if you can find an airbnb near one of the shuls it could be another option for shabbos.

3. One gem we found was Ballathie House Hotel (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1422431-d212389-Reviews-Ballathie_House_Hotel-Stanley_Perth_and_Kinross_Scotland.html) which was like staying in a real Scottish castle. It is 20 min in the direction of nowhere but that is kinda the point. Beautifully tucked away in the countryside, great campus and very affordable - rooms were just $80 when we were there. It seems they make most their money of their restaurant, but they were more than happy to heat up our double-wrapped kosher food. 5* review from us.

We also chanced upon this (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g186538-d256027-Reviews-or5-Tomich_Hotel-Beauly_Scottish_Highlands_Scotland.html) place which looked really cool (we had a couple drinks here) but did not stay. Not nec a castle but in a really cool area.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on August 16, 2018, 02:22:38 PM
In the spirit of Yehoshua's TR, I figure ill add my couple of comments from a recent Scotland trip as I wont be writing a TR.

1. Distilleries are obviously a must but after a couple they start to feel repetitive. One place that stood out to us was the Speyside Cooperage (http://www.speysidecooperage.co.uk/) which is where they make the barrels, and has a great tour.

2. Glasgow actually seems to have the bigger Jewish community, and if you can find an airbnb near one of the shuls it could be another option for shabbos.

3. One gem we found was Ballathie House Hotel (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1422431-d212389-Reviews-Ballathie_House_Hotel-Stanley_Perth_and_Kinross_Scotland.html) which was like staying in a real Scottish castle. It is 20 min in the direction of nowhere but that is kinda the point. Beautifully tucked away in the countryside, great campus and very affordable - rooms were just $80 when we were there. It seems they make most their money of their restaurant, but they were more than happy to heat up our double-wrapped kosher food. 5* review from us.

We also chanced upon this (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g186538-d256027-Reviews-or5-Tomich_Hotel-Beauly_Scottish_Highlands_Scotland.html) place which looked really cool (we had a couple drinks here) but did not stay. Not nec a castle but in a really cool area.
Cool, thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: GAM Z. on August 16, 2018, 02:27:17 PM
In the spirit of Yehoshua's TR, I figure ill add my couple of comments from a recent Scotland trip as I wont be writing a TR.

1. Distilleries are obviously a must but after a couple they start to feel repetitive. One place that stood out to us was the Speyside Cooperage (http://www.speysidecooperage.co.uk/) which is where they make the barrels, and has a great tour.

2. Glasgow actually seems to have the bigger Jewish community, and if you can find an airbnb near one of the shuls it could be another option for shabbos.

3. One gem we found was Ballathie House Hotel (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1422431-d212389-Reviews-Ballathie_House_Hotel-Stanley_Perth_and_Kinross_Scotland.html) which was like staying in a real Scottish castle. It is 20 min in the direction of nowhere but that is kinda the point. Beautifully tucked away in the countryside, great campus and very affordable - rooms were just $80 when we were there. It seems they make most their money of their restaurant, but they were more than happy to heat up our double-wrapped kosher food. 5* review from us.

We also chanced upon this (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g186538-d256027-Reviews-or5-Tomich_Hotel-Beauly_Scottish_Highlands_Scotland.html) place which looked really cool (we had a couple drinks here) but did not stay. Not nec a castle but in a really cool area.
I totally agree with your first point. The distilleries were repetitive, and the cooperage was really cool.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: moish on August 19, 2018, 08:24:47 AM
One place that stood out to us was the Speyside Cooperage (http://www.speysidecooperage.co.uk/) which is where they make the barrels, and has a great tour.

Strange that there would be a cooperage in Scotland. What do they do with the barrels? Is it purely a tourist attraction?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: ckmk47 on August 19, 2018, 10:58:19 AM
Strange that there would be a cooperage in Scotland. What do they do with the barrels? Is it purely a tourist attraction?
Scotch is stored and aged in barrels.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: moish on August 19, 2018, 11:13:33 AM
Scotch is stored and aged in barrels.
Right, but after it has been used for something else such as American bourbon or Spanish sherry among others. FWIU, never from a new one.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: MosheD on August 19, 2018, 11:32:03 AM
Strange that there would be a cooperage in Scotland. What do they do with the barrels? Is it purely a tourist attraction?

Yes, majority of barrels are US-made. But they still repair barrels there, and iirc they said st like it is cheaper to disassemble the barrels then reassemble in Scotland then to ship them as is...

It is def not just a tourist attraction. You get birds eye view of the floor and see the coopers working. It is actually a very sought after and well paying job
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on August 19, 2018, 11:35:01 AM
Right, but after it has been used for something else such as American bourbon or Spanish sherry among others. FWIU, never from a new one.
Correct, they can't use new oak for scotch, it's too delicate.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Afrages6 on January 02, 2019, 12:30:20 PM
Does anyone have an itinerary for a trip with a lot of distilleries?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: MC on January 02, 2019, 12:32:27 PM
Does anyone have an itinerary for a trip with a lot of distilleries?
If anyone has it, he/she probably doesn't remember.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on January 02, 2019, 12:52:44 PM
If anyone has it, he/she probably doesn't remember.
Lol
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on January 02, 2019, 12:53:27 PM
Does anyone have an itinerary for a trip with a lot of distilleries?
I don't, but if you want one with no distilleries you can read mine.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: MosheD on January 02, 2019, 04:55:50 PM
Does anyone have an itinerary for a trip with a lot of distilleries?

Dont really need an itin for that. Head to Speyside region and go crazy. It is distillery after distillery over there. But I'm warning you it gets repetitive. Also as a scotch lover myself, I was more impressed with the quality of the tours from Kentucky distilleries. Personally I'd look for more than just distilleries in a Scotland trip.

Anyway here is a useful map
https://www.maltmadness.com/whisky/map/Scotland/
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: ckmk47 on January 02, 2019, 09:29:40 PM
Does anyone have an itinerary for a trip with a lot of distilleries?
The Scotch Experience in Edinborough has a 'tour' that teaches the difference in the tastes of the scothch based on their region.  It would be a nice introduction to a distillery tour.
There are also bus tours that do a day of distilleries.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: kopite1 on January 03, 2019, 05:28:19 AM
Does anyone have an itinerary for a trip with a lot of distilleries?

Auchentoshen is 5-10 mins from Glasgow Airport and Glengoyne is circa 40 minute cab ride away. Very doable in one day plus you're close to Glasgow for food etc. Did it a few years ago.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on May 14, 2019, 10:27:48 AM
Edinburgh or Glasgow? Thinking of going for about 24 hours to break up a week trip in London. Travelling with a toddler if that matters. Edinburgh looks better for a short trip from what I read, since it has the medieval feel to it, and a compact city center.

Ideally I would like to go to one distillery, though the closest one to Edinburgh (Glenkinche) doesn't allow kids below 8, so it's out. If I can't find a distillery that won't kill too much time to get to (without a car - I have zero desire to drive), I would just do the Whiskey experience in Edinburgh. Any tips?

 
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: ckmk47 on May 14, 2019, 04:25:26 PM
Edinburgh or Glasgow? Thinking of going for about 24 hours to break up a week trip in London. Travelling with a toddler if that matters. Edinburgh looks better for a short trip from what I read, since it has the medieval feel to it, and a compact city center.

Ideally I would like to go to one distillery, though the closest one to Edinburgh (Glenkinche) doesn't allow kids below 8, so it's out. If I can't find a distillery that won't kill too much time to get to (without a car - I have zero desire to drive), I would just do the Whiskey experience in Edinburgh. Any tips?
I've already voted for you to go to Edinburgh.  I liked the Whiskey Experience and am happy I did it instead of a distillery; they teach about types of scotch and give you 1 drink.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on May 14, 2019, 04:38:04 PM
I've already voted for you to go to Edinburgh.  I liked the Whiskey Experience and am happy I did it instead of a distillery; they teach about types of scotch and give you 1 drink.
Thanks. Yes I started looking here to learn about Edinburgh but saw a lot of people did Glasgow.

Did you get meals from Chabad?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: ckmk47 on May 14, 2019, 11:36:58 PM
Thanks. Yes I started looking here to learn about Edinburgh but saw a lot of people did Glasgow.

Did you get meals from Chabad?
For 1+ day Edinburgh is much livelier and has 1-2 days worth. (Castle -royal mile - Holyrood palace)
Glasgow Chabad has great food.
Edinburgh didn't have weekday meals when I was there, but Shabbos food was good. 
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Minyan on May 29, 2019, 10:51:49 AM
I was wondering if it makes sense for us to go to Scotland.  We have tickets to London for six nights.  Does it make sense to go to Scotland for two days or should we just stay in London?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 11, 2019, 04:15:42 PM
is it a bad idea for an american to try driving in scotland?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: justaregularguy on June 11, 2019, 04:36:38 PM
is it a bad idea for an american to try driving in scotland?
(if your talking about driving on the other side of the street thing..) i rented a car in ireland and it really wasnt so bad. drove around the whole city and even did some highway( thats easier bc your not crossing lanes too much)

just remember wide right , short left and enter the traffic circle the other way.. ;)
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: ckmk47 on June 12, 2019, 12:15:44 AM
is it a bad idea for an american to try driving in scotland?
Worked for me.  But I needed some concentration throughout.  I was worried that if I drove on 'autopilot' I would drift out of my lane.
hint: Before your trip, take note of where the road dividing line hits your windshield.  Then in Scotland reverse it. 
The road midline hit near the base of my windshield wiper.  And when I'm driving on the left side, it feels like I'm so close to the midline that I'm going to hit oncoming traffic.  But I kept the pavement line in the correct part of the windshield and drove just fine.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 12, 2019, 09:38:09 AM
Worked for me.  But I needed some concentration throughout.  I was worried that if I drove on 'autopilot' I would drift out of my lane.
hint: Before your trip, take note of where the road dividing line hits your windshield.  Then in Scotland reverse it. 
The road midline hit near the base of my windshield wiper.  And when I'm driving on the left side, it feels like I'm so close to the midline that I'm going to hit oncoming traffic.  But I kept the pavement line in the correct part of the windshield and drove just fine.


That's exactly what I'm scared of
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on June 12, 2019, 10:05:39 AM

That's exactly what I'm scared of
It's really not that hard imo. I've driven on that side of the road in Australia and South Africa before going to Scotland, and it wasn't that bad at all.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: ckmk47 on June 12, 2019, 10:32:57 AM

That's exactly what I'm scared of
I kind of recommend driving. You just have to stay alert while doing it.
You can go where and when you want and you can stop anytime to look at sheep.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 12, 2019, 12:32:31 PM
thanks all. driving really does make more sense.
tentative plan is to fly into INV and out of EDI
how's parking in Edinburgh?

Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: ckmk47 on June 12, 2019, 01:08:00 PM
thanks all. driving really does make more sense.
tentative plan is to fly into INV and out of EDI
how's parking in Edinburgh?
There were parking lots near where we wanted to go.


What do you plan to see up in the Highlands?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 12, 2019, 01:19:08 PM
There were parking lots near where we wanted to go.


What do you plan to see up in the Highlands?
thanks
Loch Ness, distilleries, and country side. not necessary?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: ckmk47 on June 12, 2019, 02:32:40 PM
thanks
Loch Ness, distilleries, and country side. not necessary?
We flew into and out of GLA.  We didn't think there was enough to make it worth driving all the way North and back.  Driving in one direction sounds good, though. Should be beautiful.  And worth driving. 
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on June 12, 2019, 04:16:07 PM
thanks all. driving really does make more sense.
tentative plan is to fly into INV and out of EDI
how's parking in Edinburgh?
Flying out of INV avoids the UK passenger duty. EDI is not great for parking in the city center.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 12, 2019, 04:17:49 PM
Flying out of INV avoids the UK passenger duty. EDI is not great for parking in the city center.
so you would reverse it?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on June 12, 2019, 04:18:44 PM
so you would reverse it?
Ya, if you've already decided on INV. Personally we skipped it due to lack of things to see.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 12, 2019, 05:36:04 PM
Ya, if you've already decided on INV. Personally we skipped it due to lack of things to see.
the highlands aren't worth seeing?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on June 12, 2019, 07:16:17 PM
the highlands aren't worth seeing?
If you want to drive around, sure, but with a baby it's difficult.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 12, 2019, 09:08:05 PM
If you want to drive around, sure, but with a baby it's difficult.


Good point. Any nice nature close to town?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on June 12, 2019, 09:49:26 PM

Good point. Any nice nature close to town?
There see places, see my TR, but the nicer places are all drives, like Isle of Skye and other places far from the big cities.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 12, 2019, 11:09:14 PM
There see places, see my TR, but the nicer places are all drives, like Isle of Skye and other places far from the big cities.


Isle of Skye looks way too far
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on June 12, 2019, 11:14:39 PM

Isle of Skye looks way too far
But gorgeous from what I hear.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: ckmk47 on June 12, 2019, 11:48:59 PM

Isle of Skye looks way too far
+1
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 13, 2019, 10:46:52 AM
But gorgeous from what I hear.
i'll save it for a trip without kids.
@somethingfishy, DO?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on June 13, 2019, 11:00:37 AM
i'll save it for a trip without kids.
@somethingfishy, DO?

Pretty high on the list, hope to do it next summer.

(Or this one, if there's enough interest.)
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Traveler718 on July 25, 2019, 10:48:42 PM
Can Chalav Yisroel milk be reliably obtained in Glasgow or Edinburgh, and if so, where?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on July 25, 2019, 11:48:38 PM
Can Chalav Yisroel milk be reliably obtained in Glasgow or Edinburgh, and if so, where?
I imagine the kosher store in Edinburgh has. They also deliver fortnightly to Glasgow if you needed to pick up the food there. They can deliver on a different schedule, but you will need to pay for it.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: G11600 on July 26, 2019, 07:48:21 AM
I imagine the kosher store in Edinburgh has. They also deliver fortnightly to Glasgow if you needed to pick up the food there. They can deliver on a different schedule, but you will need to pay for it.
I think he means the opposite - kosher store in Glasgow has, but they delivery to Edinburgh fortnightly.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on July 26, 2019, 09:03:24 AM
I think he means the opposite - kosher store in Glasgow has, but they delivery to Edinburgh fortnightly.
Whoops, you're correct, my mistake.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: moish on July 26, 2019, 09:04:40 AM
Yeah, I was scratching my head wondering how I missed a kosher store in EDI
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on July 29, 2019, 03:48:22 PM
Isle of Skye is stunning, but as noted, extremely far. We spent a day there and then 2 in the Highlands. Lots of extreme stuff to do in the Highlands, including white water rafting, gorge walking (
one of the coolest, funnest and COLDEST things I've ever done), canyoning, etc.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Traveler718 on August 06, 2019, 01:25:33 PM
Any recommendations for a place in Glasgow to pick up reasonably-priced 220 appliances upon arrival - hot plate and burner? Or would we be better off trying to order them off Amazon in advance and having them delivered to our hotel?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on August 06, 2019, 02:24:11 PM
Any recommendations for a place in Glasgow to pick up reasonably-priced 220 appliances upon arrival - hot plate and burner? Or would we be better off trying to order them off Amazon in advance and having them delivered to our hotel?
Why don't you just go to shul for lunch and get food heated up for Friday night from your hotel (if you take in shabbos early)? Si much cheaper and easier.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Traveler718 on August 06, 2019, 02:30:51 PM
Sorry I wasn't clear. We're planning to be there for several days, touring around the country. We will be eating Shabbos meals with the community as you suggested, but on weeknights in various parts of the country would benefit from having a way to warm up food. Any recommendations?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on August 06, 2019, 02:32:51 PM
Sorry I wasn't clear. We're planning to be there for several days, touring around the country. We will be eating Shabbos meals with the community as you suggested, but on weeknights in various parts of the country would benefit from having a way to warm up food. Any recommendations?
Get travel meals from the kosher store in Glasgow, they will arrive frozen, and you can heat them up in the hotels' ovens.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: ad120 on November 03, 2019, 03:32:55 PM
1) From my research, it seems that Glasgow is mostly museums. Am I correct?
2) Is the ferris wheel that is opened in the summer in the city center of Glasgow? Or just holiday season?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: ad120 on November 03, 2019, 07:52:13 PM
Toured Edinburgh and went to the military tattoo (if you can go during the Fringe, I really recommend it).
Do you recall if there were any female performers?
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: Traveler718 on November 04, 2019, 03:48:29 PM
We spent 8 days in Scotland this summer, covering most of the country. Glasgow by far was the least interesting. On the day we flew from Glasgow to Iceland for leg 2 of our trip, we spent a few hours at the art museum (building more interesting than its collection), the maritime sailing museum, and the indoor skiing (which is even smaller than the one in Dubai, but still fun to do for an hour or two, unless you normally ski blacks, in which case it will be boring). I don't recall seeing or hearing about a ferris wheel there in the summer.

The military tattoo is absolutely amazing and one of the highlights of our trip; I've never seen anything like it, and the setting in front of the castle, with fireworks at the end, was phenomenal. Cheap tickets sell out early, so make sure to book early if you're planning to go. In the show, there were no women singing, but there are women dancing in groups in various parts of the show.
Title: Re: Scotland Master Thread
Post by: ad120 on November 04, 2019, 04:04:58 PM
We spent 8 days in Scotland this summer, covering most of the country. Glasgow by far was the least interesting. On the day we flew from Glasgow to Iceland for leg 2 of our trip, we spent a few hours at the art museum (building more interesting than its collection), the maritime sailing museum, and the indoor skiing (which is even smaller than the one in Dubai, but still fun to do for an hour or two, unless you normally ski blacks, in which case it will be boring). I don't recall seeing or hearing about a ferris wheel there in the summer.

The military tattoo is absolutely amazing and one of the highlights of our trip; I've never seen anything like it, and the setting in front of the castle, with fireworks at the end, was phenomenal. Cheap tickets sell out early, so make sure to book early if you're planning to go. In the show, there were no women singing, but there are women dancing in groups in various parts of the show.
How much were tickets and what time does it start?
Can you see the fireworks display from elsewhere in the city?