The train actually enjoys a very special relationship with Scotland’s golf links being responsible for the development of so many of them, circa 1880 – 1895. The Ayrshire coast is the best example. If staying in Glasgow it would be perfectly feasible to consider using the train as your primary transport. Indeed, we use it as our preferred option for the 2016 Open at Troon

The train is the most convenient and best-value method for anyone wishing to shuttle between Edinburgh and Glasgow too. The journey takes about an hour, but only costs about $20 return, and drops you centrally in either location.

Glasgow to Edinburgh is a commuter line.

A non golfer on a Highlands tour could also consider catching ‘the Jacobite’ between Fort William and Mallaig. This is a western highland steam train made popular in the Harry Potter films. A traverse of the Glenfinnan viaduct with extended vistas down the length of Loch Shiel is the highlight

A long day-trip to London on the Flying Scotsman (departs from Edinburgh) is possible. It would involve a very early start and late return, but should yield about 5 hours in the British capital. Rather than go through all the permutations, (as the price bands are very wide), we ask that anyone considering this contact us ahead of travelling as we would normally be able to secure you a cheaper ticket and tailor things in line with what you want to achieve on limited time. This would be a full day though. Be prepared to eat in-situ, and quite probably sleep on the return journey too!.