Sunday was, without a doubt, my favorite day of this trip because we toured the Highlands. Definitely a dream come true for me! We toured with Will of the Highland Experience. To say he was an excellent story teller would be an understatement. I was thoroughly engrossed in every word that he said; considering the tour lasted twelve hours, that's a lot of words! lol
He explained the term "guard e loo" (spelling is incorrect, I'm sure), which was used warn people of the dropping of the contents of bed pans out of the windows of closes, hundreds of years ago, of course. This was typically done around 10pm every evening by the youngest member of the family (poor kid).
He also explained that New Town's architecture is considered "Georgian" and was the first grid system in the world. I also discover that Tony Blair was born in Edinburgh.
Farth of Forth is known as the Sea of Scotland because it separates the North from the South. We rode by Loch Levin which contains a castle on an island where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned for 11 years. I discovered the Highlands are actually called the Calendonian Mountains and volcanoes actually formed them millions of years ago.