Beauty, climbing, inspiration, and ever-changing light
After a long flight from Alaska it was truly wonderful to be picked up at the airport by Jimmy & Helen and taken to a comfortable B&B in Lanark.
This was my first time in Scotland, so I had a customized trip planned out by Scottish Reformation Tours. We basically made a big loop around Scotland by car: Culloden, Loch Ness, Fort William, Glencoe, Isle of Mull & Iona.
On Sunday we worshipped at Airdrie RP Church. Monday we continued traveling: St Andrews, Edinburgh, various Covenanter sites and finally Bannockburn and Stirling. Scotland is a beautiful country with a lot of history and Jimmy was continuously pointing things out along the way.
It was a fantastic trip.
As a climber, I was thrilled to climb Ben Nevis, a classic climb.
As a photographer, I loved the beauty and ever-changing light.
As a believer, I was inspired by the faith of the Covenanters. I paid close attention because it seems that government repression against the gospel of Christ is upon us again.
I saw and learned a lot on this trip but the highlight for me was to meet the modern day Covenanters at Airdrie RP Church. They gave me a warm welcome and made me feel right at home. Pastor Quigley’s preaching from God’s Word was right on the mark too. I’ve done quite a bit of traveling and I can easily say this was one of the most enjoyable journeys I’ve ever had.
Many thanks to Beth, Jimmy, Helen & the kind people at Airdrie RP Church for making this possible.
– Roger Clifford, Alaska (Tour date: October 2011)