A week in the Highlands of Scotland
|Leave Edinburgh by rail, over the Forth Bridge, for Dunkeld, where stage is taken for Braemar.
|Inverness. Leave Braemar by stage via Balmoral, the Highland home of Queen Victoria, for Ballater, where train is taken via Aberdeen for Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, familiar to us through scenes in " Macbeth." The fatal field of Culloden is only a few miles distant
|On the Caledonian Canal. Leave Inverness by boat, through the famous Caledonian Canal, for Banavie, thence by a short railroad journey for Fort William. Ben Nevis, the second highest mountain in Great Britain (4,406 feet), can be ascended from Fort William or from Banavie.
|Leave Fort William by boat for Ballachulish, whence a stage excursion can be made to Glencoe, the scene of the massacre of the Macdonalds by soldiers of King William, on the 14th of February, 1692. Continue by boat to Oban, the end of the voyage through the canal.
|Oban, the chief center of the western Highlands. The principal excursion from this point is by steamer around the Isle of Mull, the Scottish trip par excellence. Landings are made at the island of Staffa for the celebrated Fingal's Cave, a geological formation similar to that of the Giant's Causeway, and, also like it, extending far out to the sea. On leaving Staffa the steamer's next stop is at lona, the ancient burial-place of Scottish kings, and the earliest home of Christianity in Scotland. The run back to Oban is by the Sound of Mull.
|Return to Glasgow by steamer, through the Crinan Canal, the Kyles of Bute, and up the Clyde, passing historic Dumbarton Castle on the left, shortly before reaching Glasgow.