TG's lap of Scotland
Tom Ford finds out if Scotland has any decent driving roads...
Posted: 02 Oct 2013
STARTING EAST AGAIN: AND THE FINISH
Tired, it's a simple thing to take the A75 to Dumfries, the A701 to Moffat, the A708 to Selkirk, up to Galashiels and then across to Coldstream to close the Lap. Three days is all it took to skim the surface of Scotland, to briefly dash around the edges.
But it was enough to figure out that there's so much more to see. Wise to the fact that we know very little, have seen not enough. But I wonder how many English people obsess about running south into Europe for their road-trip escape, and forget to look up to Scotland first. To one of the most beautiful places in the world. Another country, but not so far from home.