I am hoping the Glaswegians can help out.
I am travelling with a friend through the west coast, Skye and the islands. He is coming up from the south of England and I will be coming from Edinburgh (having flown into Edinburgh a few days earlier). The current plan is for me to take the train to Glasgow Queen Street from Edinburgh and he will pick me up there and we will drive north towards Skye.
But I am wondering if there are train stations that would be more convenient so he wouldn't have to drive into Glasgow city centre? It would be on a Saturday morning. My friend will have driven up from Bath after work on Friday and will spend the night at motel/lodge somewhere a hour or so south of Glasgow (Carlisle?). I just want to make the collection as easy as possible for him.