Hi all! My partner and I will be heading to England and Scotland for the holidays this year. We arrive London on 19 December and depart Glasgow on 6 January. We'll be in London until at least 27 December. We'd like to see as many football matches as we can. He supports Tottenham. I'm happy to watch any match at all. I know Tottenham have a game on Boxing Day, as well as on 22 December at Everton, which we'd certainly be happy to travel to Liverpool for. We also may stay a few days longer in London to try to catch Tottenham's game on 29 Dec, too.
First question: any tips on getting tickets to football matches?
We'd also like to head to Scotland for New Year. I'm looking at Oban to bring in the new year, but would love any ideas for other spots to check out. I've been to Scotland a number of times and would like to stick to the West Coast/Islands and/or Highlands this time around. My partner has only been to Edinburgh and so I would really love for him to see more of the country! If we stick to the Oban plan, I'd ideally like to be in Oban a few nights (including 31 Dec for Skipinnish ceilidh--unless you have other suggestions!) and then head to Islay for a few nights. I know the ferry doesn't operate on 1 January, but it looks like we can plan around that. We aren't planning to rent a car, but could.
Second question: any suggestions for things we must do in Scotland, things we might want to check out for Hogmanay celebrations, etc.?
Our plans are really open at the moment, so am looking for really any and all ideas that could be fun!
Thank you very much--so looking forward to your thoughts!