Robert Kidd, director of our leading Scottish railway vacations supplier, McKinlay Kidd gives great rail vacation tips: “My top survival tip is to pack light, because you are getting on and off trains, and carrying your own luggage. We do meet guests at each station, of course, but you need to be able to get your bag off a train and onto the platform. So two huge suitcases can become stressful and take away from your enjoyment of the trip. It’s only a week long, so you don’t need lots anyway. Some people do this as part of a longer UK trip, and then they store their extra luggage in Edinburgh or somewhere”.