I headed back to Glasgow after Perth to bookend my Scottish adventures. After checking in to my hotel, which was a huge room with 3 beds in it. A queen and 2 singles – for me and all my mates,.. I headed out for a walk. It turned into a bit of a street art photo collection outing. I think a big part of whey I like Glasgow is that it seems to have a bit of a Melbourne feel to the place. Especially when it comes to the street art and music scene. No surprise then that i like coming back and really wouldn’t mind living here for a few months. Maybe in another year or two. I came to where the Yardworks festival had taken place in May and got to check out the pieces that had been created. Such a pleasure getting to walk around without anybody else there too.

After exploring I just went and did my usual evening work and chill out. The next day was my last full day in Scotland, so I walked into the city and picked up a few bits and pieces. The main one was that I wanted to get my folks a bottle of whisky. They are both fans, and so I went and found a nice spirit shop and the guy there was super helpful. I let him know what I was after flavour wise, budget, and most importantly after something I couldn’t easily get in Australia, or that would cost a fortune there that I likely wouldn’t buy it.

He helped me out by suggesting a bottle, from the oldest independent family-owned distillery in Scotland. From the malting of the barley to the bottling every step is done on site and quantities are limited. To the point, where the shop has a one bottle per customer rule. It sounded like it ticked all my boxes so I purchased a bottle for them. I’m looking forward to hearing what they think of it.

On Friday it was time to say goodbye to Scotland and make my way down to Liverpool. I really enjoyed Liverpool last year, and thought it would be nice to go back without the needing to do a bunch of Beatles things. My first visit there had a lot to do with ticking that visit off my bucket list and leaning right in to The Beatles. This time though, after some deeper research into the family tree it looks like some of my lineage is from this area too. So I wanted a spend a few days in a familiar enough place to work and explore beyond Beatlemania.