Our round trip through the Scottish Highlands and Islands


Since we prefer not to change accommodation every day in our holidays we decided to visit only parts of the Northwestern Highlands and the Hebridean Islands Lewis & Harris and Skye. In our opinion these parts of Scotland best represent the wild and rugged side of the country, and I have been looking forward to visiting the Western Isles with their white beaches for years.

Our journey started in Edinburgh, where we spent 3 nights and watched the famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

After that we collected our hired car and headed for the Highlands, having reserved all our B&Bs in advance. Some of these were working crofts with Highland cattle and sheep, and we stayed 3 to 4 nights at each place doing day trips and hikes.

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