Travelled to Scotland on my way to Athens in 2008. What a great trip. Arrived in Glasgow and rented a car. My destination was the area around Inverary. My ancestors originally emigrated from this area around 1820 so wanted to check it out. Stayed a couple of days in Islay - highly recommended. Did a couple of distillery tours (Laphroaig was my favourite). The area was lush and green with great scenery - hilly vs mountainous but nice to look at all the same.