Idyllic little Plockton, with its perfect cottages lining a perfect bay, looks like it was designed as a film set. And it has indeed served as just that – scenes from The Wicker Man (1973) were filmed here, and the village became famous as the location for the 1990s TV series Hamish Macbeth.
With all this picture-postcard perfection, it's hardly surprising that Plockton is a tourist hotspot, crammed with day trippers and holidaymakers in summer. But there's no denying its appeal, with 'palm trees' (actually hardy New Zealand cabbage palms) lining the waterfront, a thriving small-boat sailing scene and several good places to stay, eat and drink. The big event of the year is the Plockton Regatta, a fortnight of boat races culminating in a concert and ceilidh.