Saturday, March 6, 2010
June 28, Tuesday: Arrive in Glasgow (US Airways flights seem to arrive at 7:00 am)
Glasgow Cathedral,Tolbooth, and Bothwell Brig (battle site); then to The Hotel Fenwick (2 nights); Fenwick Church; Scottish dinner at or near hotel (Haggis anyone? Not to worry, Scots have wonderful hearty meals like Shepherd's Pie, Hunter's Platter, Plowman's Platter, shortbread). June 29, Wednesday: Lockgoin Farm (Covenanter hideout, museum, and collections); Barr Castle, Galston; Newmilns (graveyard with monuments to Matthew Paton, Nesbit brothers, and others), Loudoun Keep (Site of REBEL'S KEEP escape);
June 30, Thursday: Loudoun Hill (hike and panoramic vantage point); Drumclog battle field (KING'S ARROW); Dalry, Galloway (where C&C Trilogy begins); stay where? Still working on it...
July 1, Friday: Anwoth (Rutherford’s parish); Spend the night at Twice-Brewed Inn (2 night), in the shadow of Hadrian's Wall and Roman fort Vindolanda.
July 2, Saturday: Hadrian’s Wall (HOSTAGE LANDS, GUNS OF THE LION), Vindolanda; archeological dig; back to Twice-Brewed Inn.
July 3, Sunday: Coach Sunday dinner/lunch at Jedburgh Abbey (where Rutherford studied); conventicle, field meeting worship on the moors of Rullion Green Battle Field (DUNCAN'S WAR battle site, November 28, 1666);Edinburgh, Royal Mile (Jolly Judge public house, GUNS OF THE LION); Edinburgh Castle (Scots Confession 1560); St. Giles, High Kirk (Knox’s pulpit; Jenny Geddes and her stool); John Knox's Home; Greyfriars Abbey (National Covenant 1638; burial site of Covenanters); Covenanter prison and graveyard; The Grassmarket (martyr site of Covenanters); evening service Holyrood Church, confessional, believing Church of Scotland; (2 nights, historic hotel in Edinburgh, The Scotsman, 2 blocks from St. Giles)
July 4, Monday: morning site-seeing, Holyrood Palace, Arthur's Seat; ; afternoon free-time exploring and shopping in Edinburgh.
July 5, Tuesday: coach to St. Andrews; San Salvator’s College (Patrick Hamilton martyr site; Knox pulpit); St. Andrews Castle (martyr site of George Wishart; Knox and castle siege); Cathedral ruins and churchyard (Knox preaching here; Samuel Rutherford buried here); afternoon options, shopping, golf? (hotel 2 nights)
July 6, Wednesday: Magus Moor (site of murder of Archbishop Sharpe by John Birley Balfour); Dundee, Robert Murray M'Cheyne, Knox); return to St. Andrews hotel
July 7, Thursday: Stirling Castle and Covenanter James Guthrie's church, Earl of Argyl's house, and Knox pulpit; several sites in the Pentland Rising (Brig o’ Doon, St. Bride’s Church, Ayrsmoss battlefield (Richard Cameron); dinner reprising the whole and last night at hotel near airport
July 8, Friday: breakfast and tour ends, Glasgow (many US flights leave around 10:00 am); connections or flights