NORTH and WEST:
The far North of Scotland comprises Shetland and Orkney - The Northern Isles. Access is by Ferry - Northlink provides the main Contract Link between Shetland and Orkney.
Sailing South from Orkney takes you to the North tip of the Scottish Mainland - Caithness and Sutherland.
South West of Sutherland, Ferry transportation leads to the Western Isles of Lewis and Harris -
the Outer Hebrides.
By Car, from the very North of Scotland, you travel down into Ross and Cromarty, then Invernessshire.
South West is Skye - an Island now accessed by road bridge - before it was ferry only. South of Skye is Argyle and Oban - the Ferry Terminal that leads to Mull and the Southern Western Islands of Islay and Jura.
Oban, on the West Coast mainland, (the main Port from where the Western Isles Ferries embark) is also a cultural hub for entertainment - music, food, overnight accommodation.
[North east of Oban takes you to Glencoe - the famous Pass being one of the best drives through the Mountain ranges - see next column]
Argyll sits above / part forms the Southern West Coast Mainland - South leads to Ayrshire and the Galloway Peninsula.
Many Islands lie to the West of the Scottish mainland, from North to South - distinct in culture and still reflecting the Old Scottish ways and traditions!
NORTH and EAST:
From the roads of the North East tip of the Scottish mainland, Caithness leads to Dornoch, Ross and Cromarty, then Inverness. South and East takes you to Moray, then Aberdeenshire and the Grampian Mountains. From the East Coast, by driving inwards to the Central Spine of Scotland, you enter the Cairngorm National Park - access South leads to Angus and Perthshire - Mid West takes you towards the Ben Nevis Mountain Range and South to Glencoe. You then leave the Highlands via spectacular drives and into the Central belt - East is Fife and St. Andrews.
Central South is the Loch Lomond and Trosachs National Park and then Stirling. East is Edinburgh, West is Glasgow.
Then it is South into the Central Lowlands and the Borders - England nearby.
Each Journey and Day leads to progression throughout the iconic and diverse Regions of Scotland. See our Packages Page for renowned places within these Regions of Scotland
Wherever your Starting Point, you can see so much and be surprised at how your journey has progressed - each Region has it's own Charm and Distinct flavour of what comprises Scotland!
So much choice - Tracing Scottish Ancestry and Visiting locations of Forefathers .
Archeological Site Visits – See the images on this page of Orkney - Sites that are more than 5000 years old.
The Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site, Maeshowe Tomb, Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar (photo top left) and the Standing Stones of Stenness.
Historic Sites - Buildings and Towns - Culture and “Fayre” and The Golf!
(See our feature on St. Andrews - The Old Course)
We cover the whole of Scotland in range
Choose Your Destination - via our TOURS Header - PACKAGES to Assist.
So - You can visit the Scottish Islands, Northern Isles or Western Isles - go to the tip of the Scottish Mainland, Go east, Go West, head South to the borders and England on our doorstep.
It's your choice!
For Island visits; Ferry Company charges for passengers and a car will require verification for up to date Bookings. These charges are separate from and additional to the Tour Prices quoted in this website.
Our Base Territory - The Central Lowlands - SMALL TOURS available
Tour within The Trossachs National Park - stop at the village of Luss on the West banks of Loch Lomond, have lunch in the village of Drymen and then Tour the Glengoyne Distillery. Easy Going Driving.
As our Logo Image depicts, we are on the Gateway to Scotland - from the Lowlands to the Highlands - See our PACKAGES PAGE for Ideas!