Places in Northern Highlands & Islands
Ullapool to Kyle of Lochalsh
Although it’s less than 50 miles as the crow flies from Ullapool to Kyle of Lochalsh, it’s more like 150 miles along the circuitous coastal road – but don’t let that put you off. It’s a deliciously remote region and there are fine views of beaches and bays backed by mountains all the way along.
Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye (an t-Eilean Sgiathanach in Gaelic) takes its name from the old Norse sky-a, meaning ‘cloud island’, a Viking reference to the often-mist-enshrouded Cuillin Hills. It’s the second-largest of Scotland’s islands, a 50-mile-long patchwork of velvet moors, jagged mountains, sparkling lochs and towering sea cliffs.
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The Great Glen: coast to coast along Scotland’s rift valley
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