Oh, this all sounds so wonderful!!!
Thank you all for the information about driving and so on. I am actually going to print all this out and save it so I can keep referring to it and get it stuck in my head.
MC-Glasgow, thanks for the Highway code. Being a retired lawyer, it's nice to see the law in print. :) And yes, I will definitely not be playing "chicken" on the Scottish roads!
Jacqui, oh my gosh! Very good to know! Those poor tourists - I can't believe they didn't take you up on their offer. I would have! :)
Mike and Jacqui, I will definitely stop at Amy's Place - I've bookmarked it in Google Maps and plan on stopping there on my way back after the boat ride since it will be around lunchtime. It sounds perfect!
TexasTravelmom, I'm counting on your experience with stick shifts to give me some confidence, lol!
jj, I have read that but reminders do not hurt at all - i will take heed!
kmkwoo, well, if I can do it, you should be able to. :) I'll try and remember to post something after I've been driving a bit and let you know how it goes. I'm there from May 3rd to the 26th.