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Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« on: January 19, 2016, 00:03:39 »
Hi everyone, I'll arrive on May 7th around 1 p.m. at Edinburgh Airport. Anybody interestedi in sharing a rental car to Killin? Cheers, Günther
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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2016, 11:51:45 »
I am just checking flights and Glasgow-flights seem to be very rare. So I think about switching to Edinburgh too.

I'll talk to Anthony, then we would use a car as a group of 3.
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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2016, 16:31:54 »
Thanks for starting this thread, Gunther - I was intending to do it but hadn't quite got there yet.

I'll start a separate thread for arrivals in Glasgow; certainly any trans-Atlantic members will land there and perhaps others.

I will also be available with my car, on the day of arrivals, to help collect people from either airport; or in cases of dire necessity, both airports ( they are only about one hour's drive apart). It is also possible to use public transport to get to Killin and later I will post details, timetables etc, for both Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2016, 18:10:56 »
Dave, are we likely to need cars with off-road abilities?
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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2016, 18:42:31 »
Anthony - it's not a necessity but could come in useful, perhaps . . . . not being an off-roader myself, I'm not very aware of the potential round here. But put it this way - I've lived here for over 12 years and have never felt the need. I believe, also, there are tight restrictions now (generally) on just where you can take an off-road vehicle . . . you have to stick pretty much to roads, or to least established tracks - no horsing around over virgin countryside.

On a related note - there is a 10- or 12-seater Landrover available to rent from our local 'Rover dealer. Erik was pretty enthusiastic the last time I mentioned this - I think it is £80 per day - not much when split between a number if people. Anyone who thinks this is a good idea and would want to be part of it, let me know.

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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2016, 21:04:10 »
We still have to get to Killin and we are more than 12...
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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2016, 21:40:42 »
We still have to get to Killin and we are more than 12...

Yes, I agree, Frank. I have no position on this, it's just available if a sufficient number of people want it.

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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2016, 21:59:06 »
I'm arriving on Monday and will drive with my own car (Amsterdam - Newcastle - Killin).
Until when the cabins are available? Saturday?

I can always take passengers with me, but I'll take the ferry on Sunday night.
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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2016, 22:28:43 »
I'm arriving on Monday and will drive with my own car (Amsterdam - Newcastle - Killin).
Until when the cabins are available? Saturday?
I can always take passengers with me, but I'll take the ferry on Sunday night.

Checkout at the lodges is 10am, Sat.14th May.

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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2016, 22:30:03 »
I plan to fly back from Edinburg on Sunday

I am just checking that an Astra is 201,80€ for the whole time...
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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2016, 23:44:57 »
I am open to other proposals of transportation Edinburgh-Killin, too.
Up to now just a few people piped up here.
Frank and Anthony, if you happen to arrive at a similar time, I'd gladly team up with you. I didn't book any car yet.


On the other hand there is the matter of getting back to the airport.
Frank, you mentioned that you'd like to return on Sunday 15th. My plane will leave already on Saturday.
So we'd have to find different arrangements for the trip back to Edinburgh.


Cheers,
Günther

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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2016, 23:55:41 »
I did not book yet because, FRANKLY, I did not understand the baggage regulation.

Mine said: "23 Kilogramm, 1 piece of luggage"

My own want is: "On piece of luggage, cabin only"

So If I can haul a 23 kilo piece of gear and clothing into the cabin I am happy. But I do not really believe that will happen.

I might still bring people to Edinburgh on Saturday and spend the rest of the day plus the following morning there!
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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2016, 00:40:44 »
The 23 kg is checked luggage.
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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2016, 00:41:06 »
@ Frank: 23kg is the max mass for 1 piece of package  in freight room of the plane, if you have more (mass or units), you pay extra
cabin baggage is max 8kg

about cars:  my preferred way would be coming by ferry and car to see a bit of UK - I am not shure if my time shedule will allow it,
it is exhibition time in construction industry
if i come by plane  i would share a car, arrival most probably saturday 7 and departure sunday 15 from/to Edinburg
i think more than 3 people in a std car ist too much (3 people, 4 wheels, 5 opinions....), so better  taking 2 smaller cars
if we shall share 2 Landies, my license is up to 9 people in Germany, no idea how they count in feet and inches
the Landy might be our castle if Nessi shows up and the bear is occupied with chipping

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Re: Scotland: sharing a ride from Edinburgh to Killin?
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2016, 10:21:02 »
I'd like to stay till Sunday and have ine day to see Edinburgh.

There may be others with the same wish.

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