Trip Review: Portpatrick and the South West (March 2012)

Rhins of Galloway

In my last role before running Student Tours Scotland I ran over fifty day trips. The best by far was Portpatrick. So you can imagine my excitement getting to do a similar trip! Portpatrick is found in the Rhins of Galloway at the very south wester corner of Scotland. In my opinion it doesn't get any better than this. 

Portpatrick is a stunning wee place only a stones throw from Ireland and England but still hidden away. A coach full of students from Glasgow is a total invasion of this little town. The commanding views across the sea and the brilliant locations including Dunskey Castle ruin, the centre isle and the start of the Southern Upland Way all led to some great memories. 

It's the group that makes everyones day though and this trip was no different. From the madness of the Czech guys from Strathclyde to the insanity of the Dutch from GCU we had a great mix of folk on our tour. 

The fact Scotland is also in the middle of a brilliant heatwave also kind of helped make the day awesome mind you!