Scotland


04/15/2017

In the late spring of 2016, after begging my advisor for several months, I submitted an abstract to attend a conference in Scotland. Academic conferences are normally held in awesome places to visit, but by the luck of the draw, the conferences I had attended up to that point had basically been visits home, to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. And while I originally saw the location as Scotland and thought “Sign me up!,” there was also a new session in the conference that perfectly fit my research topic. I was hired as the student journalist for the conference, which came with free lodging and a daily allowance for food, meaning my school only paid for the airfare and I was on my way!

An additional stroke of luck was my advisor having visited Scotland many times and encouraging me to take an additional week to explore, which I did without complaint. The only downside was the weather. I know the UK is famous for their dreary, rainy days, but two classmates had gone to Scotland for a different conference in the summer and had mostly sun. By the time I arrived in the fall, it was practically seven straight days of rain.

IMG_8841-1-Edit_web

Below are the blog posts I wrote up about Scotland, which generally follow my route around the country. I even drove! (Sorry Scotland.) Pages will become available over the next couple of weeks.

Oban and the Inner Hebrides

Isle of Skye

Loch Ness

Edinburgh

This page has the following sub pages.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s