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June 14, 2018

Discovering Scotland 2019

Written by: Julia Smolucha

Two years ago, Kathy and I accompanied a few Kenilworthians to the Holy Land to walk in the footsteps of Jesus of Nazareth. In the fall of 2019, we hope a few of you will join us for a tour of The Other Holy Land to walk in the footsteps of John Knox, the forefather of the Presbyterian strain of American Christianity.

But there’s more to the trip than church history. The countryside is breath-taking. It’s the birthplace of golf, and homeland of some fairly good whisky.

And a few years ago I read this wonderful book called “How the Scots Invented the Modern World” (it’s the birthplace of insulin, penicillin, television, and Sean Connery). I like books with bold titles, so I’m going to find out if that ambitious claim is true. Please join us.
William A. Evertsberg

This promises to be an incredible trip and here are just a few highlights:

  • St. John’s Kirk of Perth. Here John Knox preached the sermon which set light to the Reformation.
  • Iona is described as a “thin place”—where the veil between earth and heaven seems almost transparent.
  • We’ll see Greyfriars Kirk and St. Giles Cathedral, hearing about the struggles of the Covenanters and other strands of our Presbyterian heritage.
  • Visit beautiful places such as Glen Coe, Loch Ness, and Culloden that have witnessed infamous events in Scotland’s history!

Please see Kenilworth Union Church’s travel planner attached. Here is a summary of the trip details:

Dates: Wednesday, October 2–Thursday, October 10, 2019

Length: 8 days/8 nights

Meet & Depart: Meet/Drop Off—Edinburgh, Scotland

Flight Arrangements: Flights into Edinburgh from the US mostly arrive in the morning. There is no program on Day 1 until early evening when we meet for a welcome dinner. You may, of course, arrive a day or two early or choose to stay on after the tour. We may be able to help with accommodations at the tour hotel should you wish to extend your stay.

Earlybird Discount: Book your trip by September 30, 2018

Registration and Itinerary