Weekend - Glasgow and Whisky distilleries
This was part of a forum answer
I'd suggest getting the train from Glasgow to Oban, (A lovely view of Loch Awe, and Loch Lomond, especially if the weather is good, and you get from the airport in time, before the light fades) and consider staying at Jeremy Inglis Hostel, which is a bit of a legend, for its Very cheap accommodation, quirkiness, and fantastic home baked scones etc.
The room I stayed in had 3 beds - all complete with a cuddly animal!! Check out mine, and other VTers Oban pages - also www.hostel-scotland.co.uk for upto date prices etc on this and other hostels etc Since my visit, I think it's now £9.50 -10.50 including breakfast.
Oban and Cambeltown are the 2 main Distillery towns in Argyleshire. Glasgow offers the nearby Glengoyne distillery.
From Oban, you can get the ferry across to Mull,(visit the Tobermory (or Lediag) distillery - estab 1798!) then Iona, also a short boat trip from the harbour to see basking seals.
I'd also reccommend eating at the Ubiquitous Chip in Glasgow on your first evening - Quality Scottish food, locally sourced, and a great atmosphere. I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 meals here. I also enjoyed my fresh crab salad sandwich, from the kiosk on Oban Harbour.