We’ve spent a short time in Scotland recently and, with the exception of the car breaking down on the motorway, it was lovely! We took the ferry across from Belfast to Cairnryan. It was very quiet onboard with hardly any cars. About 2 hours later, we headed up the coast to our house in Ardrossan. Our rental was gorgeous with massive 10ft by 15ft windows that looked out over the beach and distant Scottish islands.
While we were in Glasgow, we heard one of Sky and Sparrows teammates from their Irish dance class on Cape Cod had made it to Worlds and was in Glasgow that moment! So I got in touch with the teacher and 3 days later, we were on the 6:30am train to Glasgow to cheer on the girls friend at the 2018 Irish Dance World Championships!
We had an amazing day out in the city and, although the girls friend didn’t make call backs, she had a fantastic time and it was an amazing experience for everyone.
Back in Ardrossan, we spent most of our remaining time at the beach and driving around locally , checking out Ardrossan Castle, which was practically in our back garden, and walking down to the docks to watch the ferry come in from the Isle of Aran.
And so back to Cork we head, just in time for gorgeous spring weather. We enjoyed our time in Scotland, and I hope to return there and see more of the country with the kids than just North Ayrshire. Next time, I’d love to take them to Edinburgh and up into the Highlands a bit. The viaduct from the Harry Potter films is pretty high on the list as well!