We stopped in Gretna Green, Gretna Green is known as the place to go elope for the English, it was originally deemed that because in Scotland you only had to be 16 to get married and in England it was 18 so young couples would run just across the border into Scotland to Gretna to get married. Now it is a little town that is set up perfect for couples to come and get married or tourists to stop and get a flavor of the Scottish culture. There are a lot of great shops with local Scottish goods including food, liquor, clothing and souvenirs.
I was able to pick up a lot of great items including Scottish wool scarves for the ladies in my family, Ginger and Honey Whiskey and an awesome horn cuff for myself. I’m pretty much in love with the Scottish Highlander cattle which the cuff was made from, partially because we had one as a roping heifer once and then we raised some calves out of her but they just look nice in a pasture to me as we drove along.
|Clockwise: me with a picture of a Highlander outside the bathrooms, bag pipers in the courtyard area, the first house in Scotland/last house in Scotland depending on which way you are coming from and more horn cuff.|