martes, 12 de febrero de 2019

Vacaciones en Escocia

Muy buenas,
Llevo bastante tiempo con la idea en mente pero no ha coincidido:
https://viviendoapesardelacrisis.blogspot.com/2013/08/planificar-viaje.html


Me pongo a buscar info:


Albergues veo:
https://www.hihostels.com/es/tripbooks/scotland-1406/hostels 


Cositas a ver:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Highlands#Places_of_interest 

Actualización a 13/02/2019: Más:
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/scotland 
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/scotland/the-highlands-islands/travel-tips-and-articles/i-would-drive-500-miles-road-tripping-the-scottish-highlands/40625c8c-8a11-5710-a052-1479d2757d43 

Y puede que haya llegado el momento de visitar alguna destilería:
https://viviendoapesardelacrisis.blogspot.com/2015/12/whisky.html 

Actualización a 01/03/2019: Más cositas:
https://www.visitscotland.com/blog/highlands/lonely-planet-best-in-travel/ 

https://www.visitscotland.com/see-do/tours/driving-road-trips/north-coast-500/ 

https://www.northcoast500.com/explore-the-route/ 


Whisky!
https://www.visitscotland.com/see-do/food-drink/whisky/ 
Algo habrá que hacer:
https://viviendoapesardelacrisis.blogspot.com/2015/12/whisky.html 

Y sobre Macbeth:
https://www.visitscotland.com/blog/films/michael-fassbender-filming-macbeth-isle-of-skye/ 
La peli me ENCANTÓ:
https://viviendoapesardelacrisis.blogspot.com/2015/12/macbeth.html 

Según veo, EasyJet tiene vuelos directos desde Bilbao a Edimburgo:
http://www.easyjet.com/es/vuelos-baratos/bilbao/edimburgo
Y opciones baratas de alquiler de coche en el mismo aeropuerto.

Actualización a 04/03/2019: Colina sobre Edinburgo:
https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/castlelaw-hill-fort/getting-there/ 

Actualización a 05/03/2019: Más cositas:
https://handluggageonly.co.uk/2017/04/02/the-ultimate-map-of-things-to-see-when-in-scotland/ 

1.) Shetland Islands
The Shetland Isles are a beautiful place to visit whilst exploring Scotland. Either take the boat from the mainland or leave the car and fly, whatever you choose, I guarantee you’ll fall in love with the charming Shetland Islands! Plan your visit alongside the historic Up Helly Aa Viking festival. Imagine lots of flames, hoards of Vikings and lots of fun!
https://www.uphellyaa.org/
Otro año será:
https://viviendoapesardelacrisis.blogspot.com/2019/03/up-helly-aa.html
2.) Oldshoremore
The sprawling hamlet of less the 40 houses is the perfect place to for an idyllic Scottish getaway, not least because of its beautiful beach. Its soft, white, sandy beach is most definitely a great reason to visit, rent a small stone cottage and spend a few days living in this peaceful region of Scotland.

3.) Loch Ness
Yup, that monster has still not been found! Head over to Loch ness to see if you can spot the grizzly beast for yourself. Make sure to also visit Urquhart Castle that’s around 20 miles away from Inverness and don’t forget to try some traditional Scottish foods whilst you’re in the area.

4.) Balmoral
Near the village of Crathie, Balmoral is a Royal estate that the Queen regularly uses to this day. Make sure to spend half a day discovering its beautiful history and sprawling estate. Balmoral Castle is open to us public between April and July every year, so plan your visit around this.

5.) Dornie (Eilean Donan Castle)
Arguably, one of the prettiest castles in Scotland the Eilean Donan Castle is well worth a visit. Nowadays, the castle is open to the public to see inside and discover its history. Just remember to visit between April and December (it closes to the public for the first 3 months of the year).

6.) The Isle of Skye
Known for it’s wild and rugged landscapes, the Isle of Skye is easily reached by the bridge that connects it to the mainland of Scotland. Take the car, swim in the Fairy Pools at Glen Brittle and grab a bite to eat at the Three Chimneys restaurant to sample some top-notch Skye cuisine.

7.) Cairngorms
The Cairngorms is a large mountain range and a national park that is situated in the eastern Highlands of Scotland. Keep your eyes peeled for the magnificent Red Deer stags and the soaring ospreys that call this region home. In the winter months, you can even ski if the conditions are right!

8.) Pitlochry
Pitlochry is a gem of a place, that is filled with gorgeous little villages and beautiful landscapes. Make sure to drive to Queens View and grab a bite to eat in the Fern Cottage Resturant that sits quaintly in a stone cottage on Ferry Road.

9.) Carnoustie
Carnoustie is a small town around 20 minutes drive from the city of Dundee and well worth a visit. Pack your golf clubs and swing some shots at Carnoustie Golf Links, visit Barry Mill and enjoy the sandy beaches that line the town.

10.) St. Andrews
My favourite town in all of Scotland! St. Andrews is such a beautiful little place to visit. Take a wander through some of the historic buildings that make up the town and the university and spot the famous hawthorn (inside the University’s ancient St Mary’s Quadrangle) that has stood for almost 500 years and was believed to have been planted by Mary Queen of Scots, herself.

11.) Anstruther
Apart from the fact that Anstruther has one of the best fish and chip shops in Scotland, it’s also a gorgeous little fishing village that’s perched on the seafront of the Kingdom of Fife. Take a drive down the coast from St. Andrews (around 30 minutes) and spend a few hours enjoying its charming seafront (with a big bag of fish and chips, naturally).

12.) Stirling
Stirling is famed for having one of the country’s largest (and impressive) castles in all of Scotland. Spend an afternoon discovering more about its history and make sure to spot the William Wallace Tower, too.

13.) Falkirk
Falkirk is a relatively large town in Scotland that is around an hour or so from Edinburgh. Take your car, visit the beautiful Kelpies sculpture and see the impressive Falkirk Wheel. Make sure to grab a bite to eat at the Canada Wood Kitchen and Bar, it’s delicious.

14.) Edinburgh
Scotland’s capital has quite an incredible history and one that it’s eager to share with us, visitors! Take some time to visit the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and discover some of the secret spots in the city itself. There’s also a whole heap of free things to do in the city and a huge array of delicious restaurants and bars to visit in the city.

15.) Glasgow
Glasgow is a bustling and vibrant city to visit in Scotland and not just because of its size. The city has a huge arts scene where you can learn much more about Mackintosh. Make sure to visit the Willow Tearooms, which he created and take a wander to the gothic east end, all before working up an appetite to visit The Honours for a bite to eat.

16.) Loch Lomond
Crossing the Highland Boundary Fault, Loch Lomond is a gorgeous place to soak up some gorgeous Scottish landscapes. Take your hiking shoes and explore this beautiful region. Oh… and don’t forget to visit the Bracklinn Falls Bridge and Lady Kentmores Antiques if you fancy a little shopping.

17.) Ben Nevis
The highest mountain in the United Kingdom, Ben Nevis is one place amazing place to hike, especially on a summers day. Make sure to plan your Scottish hike carefully, listen to local guidance and never venture up without informing others of your whereabouts. Even if this isn’t Mount Everest, it’s still better to be safe than sorry.

18.) Fort William
This west coast town is a great stop off point before venturing to the top of Ben Nevis. Take a day to enjoy some proper Scottish grub, canyoning, gorge walking or white water rafting that’s not too far from the town itself. Make sure to visit the Crannog Seafood Restaurant for some fresh catches of the day.

19.) Glencoe
This tranquil place is the perfect place to experience a slice of Scotland’s unspoilt natural beauty. Wander around Glencoe Lochan, visit Glen Coe Mountain and wander around the, quaint, little cottage that is the Glencoe Folk Museum.

20.) Tiree Island
Tiree is a small Scottish island that’s charm and natural beauty is well worth experiencing. Ditch the car (or just ferry it along) and explore some of the gorgeous artist’s galleries of Blue Beyond, or the delicious Chocolates and Beyond that make some yummy treats. If the sun is out, try your hand at paddle boarding or even kite surfing, too.

Actualización a 06/03/2019: Escuchando Saor de cara al viaje:
https://viviendoapesardelacrisis.blogspot.com/2014/01/now-playing.html 

Actualización a 12/03/2019: Y voy marcando cositas en el mapa con idea de ir planificando una ruta:


P.D: Los números del 1 al 20 son los de la lista de https://handluggageonly.co.uk/2017/04/02/the-ultimate-map-of-things-to-see-when-in-scotland/.

Actualización a 13/03/2019: De puta madre!
https://www.diariovasco.com/sociedad/odisea-pasajeros-ryanair-20190312180031-nt.html 


Actualización a 14/03/2019: Completando el mapa con más cosas:
-Whisky:
https://ebooks.visitscotland.com/whisky-distilleries-guides/ 
-Castillos:


Actualización a 03/04/2019: Casualidad!


Actualización a 15/04/2019: Sigo:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scapa_Flow#Scuba_diving 
 

https://www.visitscotland.com/es-es/see-do/tours/driving-road-trips/north-coast-500/ 
https://www.northcoast500.com/ 


Actualización a 06/05/2019: Vaya!
http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/connectingplaces/info/9/consultation/20/open_streets_consultation 

Actualización a 06/05/2019: Vuelos y alquiler de coche reservados.

Actualización a 07/05/2019: Y billete de bus al aeropuerto.
Serán 2 semanas con un Vauxhall Astra Estate.
P.D. Me falta por ver El Rey Proscrito.

Actualización a 18/05/2019: La acabé viendo pero no me gustó demasiado.
Estoy FLIPANDO con el viaje (y llevo una semana). Cada día me emociono con algo y acabo llorando como un niño. :P
Por ahora:

 
Lo que estoy aprovechando en una semana!


Volveré.

Actualización a 28/05/2019: Ok, resumen que acabo de hacer para ayudar a Gorka con su viaje:
2019_05_12:
Problemas con tarjetas al alquilar el coche y casi 24 horas en el aeropuerto de Edimburgo.

2019_05_13:
Alquilo el coche, cruzo Forth Bridge, Anstruther, Crail, Saint Andrews, Carnoustie y Pitlochry.

2019_05_14:
Rally de Rolls Royces en Milford Vintage Engineering Ltd en Kirkmichael (https://vintage-engineering.co.uk/), castillo de Balmoral, Loch Morlich e Inshriach Forest (https://www.visitscotland.com/info/see-do/invereshie-inshriach-national-nature-reserve-p333871) y Ruthven Barracks en Kingussie.

2019_05_15:
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (https://www.highlandwildlifepark.org.uk/), castillo de Urquhart y Lago Ness e Inverness de noche.

2019_05_16:
Fort George, Ruta 500 por el Este hacia el Norte, castillo de Dunrobin, John o' Groats, faro y cabo Dunnet Head y vista de las Islas Orcadas.

2019_05_17:
Ruta 500 de Este hacia Oeste, Cabo Wrath, Ruta 500 por el Oeste hacia el Sur, Oldshoremore, costa por Scourie, Drumbeg y Old Man of Stoer.

2019_05_18:
Jardín Botánico de Inverewe, castillo Eilean Donan, isla Skye y fiesta en el Old Inn de Carbost.

2019_05_19:
Destilería Talisker. vistas del The Cuillin, castillo Tor y Fort William.

2019_05_20:
Glen Coe por A82, Ocean Explorer Centre SAMS, castillo de Dunstaffnage, Oban y su destilería, vuelta a la península hasta Campbeltown, Kennacraig para ferry a Islay.

2019_05_21:
Ferry a Islay, ruta de las 3 destilerías (Laphroaig, Lagavulin y Ardbeg), Port Ellen y castillo Inveraray de noche.

2019_05_22:
Castillo Inveraray y jardines, Dun Na Cuaiche Woodland Walk y watchtower, Loch Lomond, Stirling.

2019_05_23:
Castillo de Stirling, iglesia Holy Rude, monumento Wallace, Falkirk Wheel, Glasgow y Whitburn para el Owl Centre.

2019_05_24:
Scottish Owl Centre (https://www.scottishowlcentre.com/), Deep Sea World (https://www.deepseaworld.com/) y Edimburgo.

2019_05_25:
Castillo de Edimburgo y ciudad.

2019_05_26:
Devolver coche y vuelo de vuelta.
MUY bien aprovechado.


Tralla conduciendo (2605,528 Kms) y andando (medias de 10-14 Kms al día y un pico de 21,3 Kms):
https://viviendoapesardelacrisis.blogspot.com/2018/09/pulsometro-polar-a360.html 

Musiquita en el coche:
https://viviendoapesardelacrisis.blogspot.com/2014/01/now-playing.html 

Y tema whisky:
http://viviendoapesardelacrisis.blogspot.com/2015/12/whisky.html 

Actualización a 30/05/2019: Fotos y videos:
-2019_05_12: Problemas con tarjetas al alquilar el coche y casi 24 horas en el aeropuerto de Edimburgo.


-2019_05_13: Alquilo el coche, cruzo Forth Bridge, Anstruther, Crail, Saint Andrews, Carnoustie y Pitlochry.



 


Creía que era la portada del segundo disco de Obsequiae pero no:
https://viviendoapesardelacrisis.blogspot.com/2014/01/now-playing.html 



-2019_05_14: Rally de Rolls Royces en Milford Vintage Engineering Ltd en Kirkmichael (https://vintage-engineering.co.uk/), Old Military Road (https://www.evo.co.uk/features/14421/old-military-road-scotland-ultimate-driving-destinations), castillo de Balmoral, Loch Morlich (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loch_Morlich) e Inshriach Forest (https://www.visitscotland.com/info/see-do/invereshie-inshriach-national-nature-reserve-p333871) y Ruthven Barracks en Kingussie.



Buff! Lugares donde echas de menos el S2000:
http://viviendoapesardelacrisis.blogspot.com/2013/05/historia-de-nuestros-nobles-samurais.html 

  




   






-2019_05_15: RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (https://www.highlandwildlifepark.org.uk/), Highland Folk Museum (https://www.highlifehighland.com/highlandfolkmuseum/), castillo de Urquhart (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urquhart_Castle) y Lago Ness e Inverness de noche.
Me despierto en el cementerio de la ermita del lago Insh (http://www.kingussieparishchurch.org.uk/insh.html):


 

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaca_de_las_tierras_altas 



 


 




 


-2019_05_16: Fort George, Ruta 500 por el Este hacia el Norte, castillo de Dunrobin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunrobin_Castle), John o' Groats, faro y cabo Dunnet Head y vista de las Islas Orcadas.

























-2019_05_17: Ruta 500 de Este hacia Oeste, Cabo Wrath, Ruta 500 por el Oeste hacia el Sur, Oldshoremore, costa por Scourie, Drumbeg y Old Man of Stoer.





























-2019_05_18: Jardín Botánico de Inverewe, castillo Eilean Donan, isla Skye y fiesta en el Old Inn de Carbost.









-2019_05_19: Destilería Talisker. vistas del The Cuillin, castillo Tor y Fort William.








-2019_05_20: Glen Coe por A82, Ocean Explorer Centre SAMS, castillo de Dunstaffnage, Oban y su destilería, vuelta a la península hasta Campbeltown, Kennacraig para ferry a Islay.





-2019_05_21: Ferry a Islay, ruta de las 3 destilerías (Laphroaig, Lagavulin y Ardbeg), Port Ellen y castillo Inveraray de noche.







 



-2019_05_22: Castillo Inveraray y jardines, Dun Na Cuaiche Woodland Walk y watchtower, Loch Lomond, Stirling.



-2019_05_23: Castillo de Stirling, iglesia Holy Rude, monumento Wallace, Falkirk Wheel, Glasgow y Whitburn para el Owl Centre.



-2019_05_24: Scottish Owl Centre (https://www.scottishowlcentre.com/), Deep Sea World (https://www.deepseaworld.com/) y Edimburgo.
















-2019_05_25: Castillo de Edimburgo y ciudad.


-2019_05_26: Devolver coche y vuelo de vuelta.


Repito. INCREÍBLE!

Actualización a 04/06/2019: Jooder, cómo traje los pies!


Y cómo me he puesto las manos con el hacha (http://viviendoapesardelacrisis.blogspot.com/2019/03/aizkora-hacha.html) en la borda (http://viviendoapesardelacrisis.blogspot.com/2018/04/borda.html) JUSTO la víspera de salir hacia Méjico (http://viviendoapesardelacrisis.blogspot.com/2015/07/buceo-en-el-riviera-maya-mejico.html)!



Lo más indicado para estar dos semanas sin salir de los cenotes con el neopreno (http://viviendoapesardelacrisis.blogspot.com/2014/07/buceo-en-cuevas.html). En fin...

Actualización a 05/07/2019: Bien, ya voy cerrando temas de reclamaciones:
https://viviendoapesardelacrisis.blogspot.com/2019/06/alquiler-de-coche-caducidad-de-tarjetas.html 

Actualización a 15/10/2019: Y llorando durante todo el concierto de Saor en el Brutal Assault:
https://viviendoapesardelacrisis.blogspot.com/2018/10/brutal-assault-2019.html 

Actualización a 18/11/2019: Cositas que me he dejado en el tintero:
-Granja de molinos de viento Beatrice según subía hacia John o' Groats:
https://www.beatricewind.com/ 



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrice_Wind_Farm 

Al parecer, inaugurada al poco de pasar yo por allí:
https://sse.com/newsandviews/allarticles/2019/07/beatrice-offshore-wind-farm-officially-opened-by-hrh-the-prince-charles-the-duke-of-rothesay/ 

-Carretera A82:



https://www.zigzagonearth.com/a82-glen-coe-scotland/ 

P.D: Y rodajes:
https://www.visitscotland.com/es-es/see-do/attractions/tv-film/ 
http://static.visitscotland.com/pdf/highlands-movie-map.pdf 

Actualización a 24/02/2020: Acabo de recordar que vi un par de Alpines A110 en la ruta 500 y CASI me muero de envidia!
https://8000vueltas.com/2020/02/19/alpine-a110s-el-renacido 
Gracias, 8000Vueltas!

Actualización a 29/02/2020: Vaya!
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/feb/29/bothy-mountain-huts-scotland-highlands-walking-routes-hikes-highlands 

Actualización a 01/04/2020: Bueno...
https://viviendoapesardelacrisis.blogspot.com/2019/11/evo-greatest-driving-roads-mejores.html 


Actualización a 02/07/2020: En la costa de Aberdeen:

Scapa Flow:
Los siete pecios que permanecen bajo las aguas están protegidos bajo el Acta 1979 de áreas arqueológicas y antiguos monumentos. El buceo está permitido,​ pero es necesario solicitar una autorización para ello.
 


Mierda:
New research sets out radical new approach in Gaelic policy to safeguard the future wellbeing of the language in the Islands
Thursday 2 July 2020
Researchers from the University of the Highlands and Islands Language Sciences Institute and Soillse, a multi-institutional research collaboration, will launch a new book on Thursday 2 July 2020.

Researchers from the University of the Highlands and Islands Language Sciences Institute and Soillse, a multi-institutional research collaboration, will launch a new book on Thursday 2 July 2020.

‘The Gaelic Crisis in the Vernacular Community: A comprehensive sociolinguistic survey of Scottish Gaelic’ is the most comprehensive social survey on the state of Gaelic communities ever conducted. The book presents new sociolinguistic research about  Gaelic communities in the Western Isles, in Staffin in the Isle of Skye and in the Isle of Tiree.

In addition to in-depth analysis of the use and transfer of Scottish Gaelic as a community language, the book presents contemporary data on the societal and spatial extent of Gaelic speakers and Gaelic speaking in the remaining vernacular communities in Scotland.

Evaluating the research, the authors’ main findings show that the language is in crisis, and that within remaining vernacular communities of Scotland, the social use and transmission of Gaelic is at the point of collapse.

The authors urge a radical new approach to vernacular Gaelic revitalisation and propose a new agenda and strategy for Gaelic revitalisation in the islands.  They argue for a dynamic language-in-society model that is based on a community development trust for the Gaelic-speaking community that is under the direct control of the community.

Professor Conchúr Ó Giollagáin, Professor of Gaelic Research at the University of the Highlands explained the motivation behind the new book: “It is important that we are clear about the immense scale of the challenges involved in reversing the ongoing decline in the use of Gaelic in these areas.

“Our statistical evidence indicates that the Gaelic vernacular community is comprised of around 11,000 people, of which a majority are in the 50 years and over age category. The decline of the Gaelic community, as especially shown in the marginal practice of Gaelic in families and among teenagers, indicates that without a community-wide revival of Gaelic, the trend towards the loss of vernacular Gaelic will continue.

“We found a mismatch between current Gaelic policies and the level of crisis among the speaker group which must be addressed to face the urgency of the language loss in the islands. The primary focus of Gaelic policy should now be on relevant initiatives to avert the loss of vernacular Gaelic.”

In order to make Gaelic policy viable, the researchers call for a multi-faceted Gaelic engagement strategy rooted in the broader context of community development, re-aligning national policy to address the decline in the use of Gaelic as a community language.  Whilst some elements of national policy have had some success, such as the numbers of primary pupils in Gaelic Medium Education without an overarching revitalisation approach, as outlined in their research, the authors believe the decline in the Gaelic vernacular community will rapidly continue.

Iain Caimbeul, research fellow at the Language Sciences Institute in the University of the Highlands and Islands  added: “If Scotland is to continue to give practical expression to its commitment to sustaining cultural diversity, it is vital that strategy for the Gaelic group is rooted in the broader context of community revitalisation.

"We hope this research will be valuable to those interested in seeking to shift public policy assumptions from a sole dependence on the school system for creating the next generation of fluent Gaelic speakers. It is vital that we change the basis for allocating resources to protect against further decline.”

The book, ‘The Gaelic Crisis in the Vernacular Community: A Comprehensive Sociolinguistic Survey of Scottish Gaelic’, is available  from the Gaelic Books Council
The Gaelic Crisis in the Vernacular Community
Còd a' bhathar: 978-1-85752-080-4
Ri làimh: Sa bhùth
£25.00

*This book will be shipped from 3 July 2020*

Aberdeen University Press, 2020. 504 duilleag.

The most comprehensive sociolinguistic survey of the state of Gaelic in the vernacular communities ever conducted, the Islands Gaelic Research Project (IGRP). The IGRP, undertaken at the University of the Highlands and Islands, provides in-depth analysis of the use and transmission of Scottish Gaelic as a communal language in the Western Isles, in Staffin in the Isle of Skye and in the Isle of Tiree in Argyll and Bute.

It is clear from our findings that the Gaels, as a viable language community, are in crisis, especially since the early 1980s. The loss of dominance in the intergenerational transfer of Gaelic for over a generation has been pivotal. Various sociopolitical realities have driven the historical erasure of Gaelic communities, but Gaelic now attracts more favourable political and academic attention than most minority languages. Nevertheless, the inadequate levels of relevant policy response in governmental and academic circles, which prioritise the institutional position and symbolic status of Gaelic, do not address the urgency of language loss in the islands.

The final chapters of the book address the mismatch in existing Gaelic policies and the level of crisis among the speaker group. The stark conclusions, indicating the risks of language erasure, are balanced by recommendations that offer the basis for language policy interventions through community empowerment. If there is to be any hope of success in vernacular community revitalisation, a dynamic new language planning model is required. If the book’s proposed language-in-society model is successfully implemented it may provide a helpful example to other struggling language minorities.

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