Last weekend I took my dad on a steam trip from Stirling to Inverness. Or at least I was going to, he ended up coming down with the flu so obviously my mum and I went anyway. No point wasting the tickets. The steam engine on this particular trip was the 60136 Tornado, one of the newest trains (built by hand) in the UK. If you’ve ever seen that episode of Top Gear where they race a train to Scotland, it was that train.
I keep saying it but Scotland is really really pretty and the journey between Perth and Inverness through the Cairngorms has some seriously amazing scenery. Honestly at one point I was fully expecting to go round a corner and come across Hogwarts. If you ever get a chance to do this, or even just get a regular train to Inverness. You should do it. You won’t be disappointed.