It is an interesting and challenging time for son no 2. University choices time. We had his last parents evening at school last night, and it all comes home, rather... the end of school is rushing towards the lad like a train.
I can't help thinking that, in the recession, sitting it out at Uni and bursting on the world afterwards, fresh-faced and full of energy, might be a good thing.
Exeter seems to be a possible (my old Uni, and a lovely place to spend a few years).
Leeds is another. Newcastle? And Edinburgh is also a strong contender, visted earlier this year, a nice city. My husband and sons are McLeans, although using it is too much of a mouthful except on passports. I remember taking said son to Culloden when he was ten or so, and him standing by the McLean clan grave marker, lost in thought. It would be nice for him to be educated in Scotland.