Here's a preliminary itinerary for the 3 of us this fall. Arrive in Glasgow the afternoon of Friday the 13th. (I know!) Explore Glasgow Rent a car in Glasgow, drive up to Kingussie Kingussie to see the Highlands Folk Museum, take a day trip over to Glenfinnan for the Aqueduct and Steam Train. Drive back south toward Falkirk (Kelpies, Wheel, etc.) and then to Kelso with day trips into Edinburgh. Drop the rental car in Edinburgh and take the train back to Glasgow on the 23rd. Spend the night there to be ready to fly home on the 24th.
Where would be the most interesting place to stay between Glasgow and Kingussie as something of a base for day trips? Perth? Pitlochry? Or stay in Kingussie?
Thanks so much for the excellent help that I've already seen on this forum!