I’m likely to have to make a flying visit to the highlands of Scotland later this season, and I’m having trouble working out the logistics. I did the same trip in the winter and was prepared for the fact that, given the need to change in Athens for a start, that it would take me two days.
But I had hoped that given a charter flight from Crete to Glasgow – the first leg – I could manage to get to my destination on the same day. (From Glasgow I will need to take a train, of which there aren’t many – the first at 8.am, the last at 6pm.)
A quick look at sample flights to Glasgow – for now, for September and for October – reveals that they are are very expensive and very time consuming, involving stopoverss in London, Holland or Germany, and at the moment I can’t see any possibility of getting to Glasgow solvent and in time to catch the last train to my destination.
Before I explore other possibilities – cheap flight to Gatwick, then the Glasgow shuttle? – I wondered how any Scotland-based posters manage time and cost for their trips, and if they have any bright ideas?