Wow! Is that really a possibility?How about changing at Dingwall - Kyle of Lochalsh - taxi/bus-ferry-Mallaig-Glasgow-Edinburgh?
I thought there were various (tourist related) easements around that area - but they aren't on the list provided in another post (when searching for dingwall, fort bill, mallaig etc).
Glasgow's the obvious choice. Scotrail suggests a service from Queen Street-Falkirk High-Edinburgh, skipping Stirling altogether. I don't know why that's valid, but there are so many easements in the central belt that I'm happy to trust them on that one.Is there a station XXX between Edinburgh and Glasgow such that XXX to Thurso is permitted via Glasgow/Perth out AND Edinburgh/Aberdeen return? That would be Very nice 19 quids worth.
Airdrie would fit the bill. But as others have pointed out, your club 55 ticket is not valid for break of journey, so you would need to travel from Airdrie on another ticket if you want to actually visit Glasgow or Edinburgh.Is there a station XXX between Edinburgh and Glasgow such that XXX to Thurso is permitted via Glasgow/Perth out AND Edinburgh/Aberdeen return?
That's not reversing the route! A to C via B leading to C to A valid via B is reversing a route.The eyeopener was the non-reversible route! Is Glasgow to Thurso really valid via Edinburgh, but Edinburgh to Thurso NOT valid via Glasgow? The maps claim to always give réversible routes, so there must be a non-reversible easement kicking in somewhere).