In 1976 a Dutch couple Ed Sijmons and his partner Louise decided to visit Scotland and booked a plane, initially, to Edinburgh. Here is his description of their stay:
It was a nice Fokker Friendship with few passengers, but a bit (too) late. We did not book a hotel, we only had a fake voucher for a hotel to have cheap tickets… (a trick in those days). BUT, a very nice lady sitting not far from us, asked us to stay with her in her apartment in the city center ! Next morning a breakfast ! So nice and friendly ! After some time in Edinburgh we made a trip through Scotland by bus, train, boat and hitchhiking. Dunbar, Berwick (ok, England), Kelso, Hawick, Galashield, Dalkeith and after a few days back to Edinburgh. Next day to Glasgow, Loch Lomond, Inversnaid, Stirling, Perth, Dundee and back to Edinburgh. In Glasgow we stayed a few days, starting at a most terrible B&B, followed by a few days with a very nice woman, in the same street! The first address had 5 rooms at least and the second only one for B&B. It was a poor neighbourhood, and so looked the whole of Glasgow. We liked it, but not too much. But after all it was a real interesting city.
More of Ed’s brilliant photographs can be found at his Flickr site. It’s really worth visiting.
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