|A Scotland Experience
The Scotch Doc
During the past few years, I have
had numerous requests to organize a tour of Scotland.
On one occasion, I did agree to escort a retired couple
on a two-week tour of Scotland and found it to be an experience
that I wanted to repeat - after I gained some more experience
and knowledge of the country. In many subsequent Scottish
excursions, I learned that the many details associated
with a successful tour required an experienced professional
to manage them. I then began giving serious thought to
what I could contribute to a tour of Scotland that would
be unique and special. It had to be fun, pleasant, relaxed,
flexible and exciting for me or I would have no part of
Perhaps the most unique element of the trip is the experience
and personal acquaintances that I have in Scotland that
will enable us to have more than a drive with a talking
face around Scotland. I expect that our groups will get
to meet actual distillery managers and get to learn about
the whisky making methods from the top man.
It is my sincere desire that these tours be vacations
and an experience that you may want to repeat in the future
as I change the tour itinerary. I have personally selected
our host hotels for their character and pedigree. Each
of them has a charm that would make you content with spending
the entire trip on their estate. Our itinerary is designed
to allow ample time for those who desire to simply relax.
Some may choose to leave the group for some special interest
pursuits. By spending three or four days at each hotel,
this is a viable option for those who choose.
I also believe that my thirty-plus years as a professional
photographer and a professor of photography may prove
to be a useful, and possibly exciting, asset for the group.
My Landscape Composition lectures and demonstrations will
be made available to those who are interested. I expect
everyone will be sending picture Christmas Cards next
December. In fact, for those who desire, I will make this
service available to you through McCoy's Photography of
Dallas at my actual cost.
So, there you have it. The genuine "Real McCoy"
of Scotland tours, with a kinsman, if not a native, at
the helm. Scotland is a unique and very special part of
my life now. I am a better person for getting back to
my roots. I've never known the peace and tranquility that
engulfs my very soul when I traverse some of the countryside
as I strive to know her better. The people of this beautiful,
charming, mystical and enchanting country simply amplify
my feelings. To somewhat modify a well-known Will Rogers
statement: "I've never met a Scot I didn't like."
Join me on a trip to the land of my forefathers.
Please contact Dr. McCoy
if you or your group would like more information about
a custom tour of Scotland.
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