of Scotland, Packing List
This page of
information is simply meant to be a very basic guide to help you
with your packing. To enjoy Scotland fully, it's best to be prepared
for large daily variations in temperature - and for rain - though
it rains far less in Scotland than you might imagine. Scotland's
climate is highly unpredictable. Weather patterns shift all the
time, and the climate can differ widely in places only a short
distance apart. As your Tour Guide, I'm highly aware of these
fluctuations, and that's the main reason for keeping any itinerary
pack a mixture of warm-weather and cool-weather clothes. A raincoat/parka
with a hood is far better than carrying an umbrella. Good walking
shoes, already broken-in, are essential. Gloves and a scarf will
take up little room in your suitcase - and yet may make all the
difference on a cool evening. To pack well for Scotland, you need
to grasp the concept of " layering, " adding and removing layers
of clothing as the climate changes throughout your Tour.
It has been my experience that group members will typically start
each day wearing; good shoes or sneakers, casual pants or
jeans, a t-shirt, a sweater and a hooded jacket or coat. As the
day warms up they will typically dispense with the jacket and
sweater - or maybe add the gloves and the scarf if the weather
takes a turn for the worst. The secret of packing for an enjoyable
vacation is including the right kind of clothing which will keep
you comfortable regardless of the weather.
You will have the opportunity to have clothes washed at a laundrette
in Scotland, usually half-way through the Tour, thus minimizing
the amount of dirty clothes you will have to carry around.
long distance calling card - your own phone provider may have
cards valid from the UK to the USA.
3x5 card of emergency numbers for back home
copies of prescriptions - with the actual medical name for the
medical history list - blood type etc;
business cards - to hand out in Scotland
expandable nylon bag
clothing care (woolite, clothesline, clips)
notebook and pen
photos of family
map of where you come from - to show the locals !
2 complete sets of all
3x5 card with doctors name, medical history
non-prescription: tylenol, antacid, anti-diarrhea, laxative, antihistamine,
decongestant, vitamins reading glasses
sunglasses with neckstrap
hair dryer - if you pack
a hair dryer, you will need a power converter.
electric razor - if you pack an electric razor you will need a
your favourite shampoo and conditioner
toothpaste, toothbrush, dental floss
maps of your destination
flat plastic magnifier
pens or pencils
camera and film - always carry the same ASA film
dustbag to protect camera
Packing List - The Essentials
leggings or tights
casual pants or jeans
dress - in case we attend the Theater etc;
long sleeve shirt
warm raincoat or parka or windbreaker - with hood !
walking shoes - very important !
List - The Essentials
jacket and pair of dress pants - in case we attend the Theater
warm raincoat or parka or windbreaker
walking shoes - very important