Autumnal Afternoon Walk in the Village of Dunlop, East Ayrshire
I decided to start with Dunlop because it's so beautiful. It's only 20 minutes by train from Glasgow and less than 15 minutes by train from Kilmarnock. It's also close to Irvine and Paisley although there aren't any direct public transport links from to either town from Dunlop, so you either have to get two or three buses/trains or drive.
Dunlopians are fiercely proud of their village and most will take any opportunity to talk about it, often bragging about the TV shows and movies that have recently been filmed there. One featured David Tennant in a starring role. There's also a few famous people who have lived in Dunlop, namely Gregor Fisher and the guy who invented Lo-Salt. A few years ago, the Lo-Salt guy's helicopter would regularly be seen coming and going from the village. I'm not sure if he even still lives there.
There are plenty of things to do in the village, including Scotland's first community owned pub, Merito and Struther's Farmhouse - which is a great little place to eat but they don't serve alcohol. You have to take your own. There's also a bowling club, a really pretty church and if you want to know anything at all about the village, there's a newsagent who has all the info you need. He's situated right across from Merito, in the centre of the village. There's a community cinema too, which shows fairly recent movies.
Tomorrow, I'm heading out to the beach for a walk at sunset. Perhaps Irvine. Maybe Troon? I'm not sure yet. I'll upload the video when I'm done and hopefully tomorrow I'll remember to film it in landscape mode rather than portrait. *facepalm*