You have put some questions I wish I could answer them . This may be getting away from Fuku but I agree with you. I wish someone though would have replied for I have no answer.
Nice to hear you have some Scot in you (I don't but have Irish and English but my wife does and her grandfather went back to Scotland after 30 odd years in Australia family paid for the trip and on return said he didn't like it They asked why and his reply was 'to many foreigners) if you have the chance take the Caledonian Sleeper from London to Inverness. I did last August and gosh it was a great night left on a Friday night and did not realise so many people left London for the weekend. Bar car packed and partied into the night someone made me a bacon and egg roll and we drank beer and talked.
Scottish highlands next morning fantastic.