NEVADA CITY, Calif. December 8, 2017 – The Madelyn Helling Library will host a travel talk on Scotland December 21 at 5:00 p.m. in the Gene Albaugh Community Room. This presentation is part of the Library’s Travel Talk Series. Local traveler Kelsey Austin will lead the discussion with photos and cultural insights of her time abroad.

“After living in Edinburgh, Scotland for 18 months, it’s a city that feels like home,” she said. “Exploring the city as an international traveler, but also living it like a local, has given me great insight to all the amazing things Edinburgh and Scotland have to offer.”

The evening will include Austin’s advice and practical knowledge of getting to and around Edinburgh, as well as her personal recommendations for things to do, where to hike, what to eat and drink, and special events the city hosts annually.

While Edinburgh itself will be the focus of her talk, she also plans to include travel options for day and multi-day trips using the capital city as a home base. Austin found there was an incredible range of activities Scotland has to offer to suit any travelers’ interest, from rugged multi-day hikes, to golf, whisky, history, and even for fans of Harry Potter!

Austin is looking forward to the event. “I’m excited to bring my knowledge of my home across the pond to my hometown,” she said.

The January 29, 2018 travel talk will take place at 5:00 p.m. and feature Cuba. More information can be found on the library event calendar at If you are interested in doing a presentation on your recent travel experience or have questions, contact Jill Davidson at