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Guidebook errors

Anyone know where to send updates/corrections? I’ve found ole Ty in my 3 weeks in Scotland. Directions, cash only, descriptions.
Most everything is touch pay, cashless. From buses to fine dining and transportation. He has hostel descriptions all wrong and cost me a mile in misdirections in Inverness.

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Please remember that even if the guide is the most recent it went to the publisher a while ago. They may not have been errors back then. Even still, I’m sure the company appreciates the corrections.

Only a mile in misdirections is nothing. I’ve made wrong turns that took me further out of the way.

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1665 posts

Sometimes getting lost trying to find something can be fun and you find something you would not find otherwise. But polite feedback is usually well accepted as, like other factual books, they are out of date even before they are printed and future versions can be amended.

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thank you for the helpful links, as for the slight hand slaps about my experience, perhaps a mile is adventure for you, but for a 60+ disabled solo on foot traveler with a service dog, it is most distinctly NOT.

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It is interesting looking at the Inverness updates on the website as Rick has not picked up on the fact that John O' Groats ferries to Orkney ceased trading- at the end of last year.
I can't submit an update as I don't have a RS guidebook. Why would I?

That is certainly odd and atypical about the location of the hostel in Inverness.

I hope you enjoyed your Scottish Grand Tour, and got to Arran, Skye and the Outer Hebrides as you had planned. In particular how did you find flying Loganair with your dog?

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There was a problem in that the service dog cannot fly between us-eu-uk now that uk left the eu so I did no regional air, choosing train, bus and tram instead. I can confirm that my attempt to see some of skye using buses was not rewarding and local taxis are about as expensive as renting a car. The dog is quite popular on all transit.