Callie asks about Scotland. We have been there many times and love it.
Orkney is magnificent; we spent a total of 8 days there, visiting the
Orkney mainland and several other smaller Orkney islands. May is a wonderful
time to be in Scotland if you are at all interested in birds; it is nesting
season and the cliffs along the northern and island shores are full of
birds--a magnificent site, even for people like us who are not particularly
bird-knowledgeable. There is so much to see and do, it is hard to give
advice. We have stayed IN Edinburgh several times--never been to Aberdeen.
We like staying in Edinburgh for about 3 days at a time--lots to see and
do, day and evening, and most within walking distance. Why Aberdeen and
not Glasgow? Are you allowing any time for the NW part of Scotland
one of Scotland's most beautiful areas. If you will contact us about the
sorts of things you particularly want to see and do, we'd be glad to give
advice. The days are long then, so you will have lots of time till very
late in the evening to see and do things. Cheers, Pat in Baltimore