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Still Traveling: Scotland’s Great Glen

Monday, February 5 @ 11:00 amMonday, February 26 @ 12:15 pm

Zoom with us to Scotland to spend time with our terrific, professional, local guide, who leads these multi-faceted journeys!

Still Traveling

Would you like to still travel? Now you can without leaving your home – just stay still!

Let us whisk you away for an “armchair adventure” on an interesting, educational, fun & live, guided group tour in a destination beyond your front door …even beyond the grocery store!

Forget the long, masked airplane ride, we take you across the time zones by Zoom where a local professional guide from a distant destination will take us to explore sites or topics. Live Q&A, photos, graphics & video clips (when available) will transport us to the destination!

Your ticket purchase helps support our special guests – professional guides – who are mostly or completely out of work.

Scotland’s Great Glen

Four Mondays, February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2024

11am-12:15pm (PT), 12-1:15pm (MT), 1-2:15pm (CT), 2-3:15pm (ET)

on Zoom

Join our charming, professional guide Sonya for a stunning 4-part journey down Scotland’s Great Glen (An Gleann Mor), which follows 80 miles of lochs and rivers from Inverness in the north to Glencoe and Fort William in the south.

This fantastic natural route through the Scottish Highlands boasts exceptional scenery, gorgeous forests and interesting, sites full of history and legend!

Your ticket purchase helps support our local guide who had lost most or all income during the pandemic.

Program details subject to change.

Save! Register before February 3rd for “Early Bird” pricing!

Our Virtual Scotland “Trips” Include:


Start the journey at the northern end of the Great Glen in Inverness, known as the capital of the Highlands of Scotland. See how it has transformed over the centuries to the popular tourist destination it has become today. Visit the most popular sites and find out about Highland life and culture that is particular to this region.


Today, head southwest from Inverness to Loch Ness, known throughout the world as home to Nessie, the mysterious Loch Ness monster. For the best chance of seeing her, go on a full panoramic visit of the area. Traveling clockwise around Loch Ness, stop at many important sites including Urquhart Castle, one of the most scenic castle ruins in Scotland with a long and bloody history.


Leaving from Fort Augustus, head down along the banks of Loch Oich, known for the well of the seven heads and its story of tracheary and revenge. Reach Loch Lochy, home to Nessie’s lesser-known cousin, Lizzie, before the landscape opens up to reveal rugged mountainous views. This area was once a training ground for Commandoes during the second world war, so stop to visit the Commando memorial before ending today’s journey at Aanoch Mor, where our guide will take you up the UK’s only cable car for more fine views.


For the final part of our journey, arrive at Fort William on the southern end of the Great Glen, known as the outdoor capital of the Highlands. Set spectacularly at the foot of the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, explore the lush surroundings and wander down the High Street. Highlights also include Neptune’s staircase, a series of 8 locks that connect the Caledonian Canal to the Atlantic, plus the Glenfinnan monument and viaduct which commemorate two very different characters. End with a virtual plate of local cuisine and dram of whisky!

Tickets & Notes:

Full Series “Early Bird” Ticket ($60): Series of 4-visits (equals $15/visit). Available until 48-hour prior to the start of the first “trip.”

Full Series “Regular” ($75): Series of 4-visits (equals $18.75/visit). Available until the start of the last “trip.”

Tickets: …are 1) available for the full series only; tickets are not available on an individual session basis, 2) are per device, not per person on Zoom, and 3) are non-refundable & non-exchangeable.

The Fine Print:

Fortunately, we’ve had very few issues, but just to be clear…

Your Zoom “Event Link”: The Zoom event link will be emailed to all registered guests upon reservation and again about 2-hours prior to each tour. To help it land in your “inbox,” please add the following emails to your contacts:

  • JCC Zoom – Zoom3@marinjcc.org
  • JCC Alliance — alliance@marinjcc.org
  • James Sokol — jsokol@marinjcc.org

Registrants are requested to make sure the email w/link has arrived by the evening of Sat, Feb 3rd. If the email does not arrive, please see “Troubleshooting” below.

Have a Comcast email? Please refer to this guide: https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/spam-filters-and-email-blocking-new-experience.

Troubleshooting: We will do our best to remedy any issues. Registrants who have NOT received the email w/link are asked to check their email “junk” and “spam” folders. If found, please move the email to your inbox. If the email/link is still not there, please contact James (see below) immediately.

Late Troubleshooting: We will try our best – but cannot guarantee – help with Zoom links to guests contacting James less than 30-minutes prior to the event.

Live Only: In agreement with our guides, artists, instructors, special guests, etc., events are not recorded. Make-up sessions are unavailable. Credit/refund is not given for missed events.

Liability: While we will do our best to remedy any issues, The Osher Marin JCC & its Program Partners cannot be held responsible for 1) issues related to Eventbrite or Zoom, 2) ticket buyers not following the instructions above, nor 3) packing, shipping, or deliver services of food/beverages not received in time for tasting events.

Don’t ya just hate “the fine print?!!”

Questions? Email James at jsokol@marinjcc.org.

Still Traveling is created by the Osher Marin JCC (San Rafael, CA) and offered by the National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance. See below for a full list of Alliance Partners.

ALL ARE WELCOME to join in our activities! JCC members, non-members, those who live near or far, people of all backgrounds, faiths, ethnicities, hair styles, fashion choices, chocolate preferences, etc. “The more the merrier!”


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