The picturesque village of Plockton sits on a sheltered bay with stunning views overlooking Loch Carron. It faces east, so the settlement and bay are generally protected from the prevailing winds. Home to a thriving Highland community and popular with visitors, Plockton is well served by hotels, B&Bs, a small general store, pubs, restaurant and galleries. Information can be found at Visit Plockton.
Plockton meeting point
We meet near ‘Meghans’ (sat. nav. postcode IV52 8TP). On reaching the sea front in the village, Meghan’s is immediately on the right at the corner. Parking is available in the public car park adjacent to Meghan’s and the visitor centre.
Alternative Plockton meeting point: Croft Cafe, Duirinish (sat. nav. postcode IV40 8BE).
Isle of Skye
Broadford meeting point – Deli Gasta Cafe which is in Harrapool, just before Broadford, South Skye (sat nav postcode IV49 9AQ). Broadford is a 10 minute drive from Kyle of Lochalsh using the Isle of Skye road bridge.
Kyleakin meeting point
The large public car park next to the shore (sat nav postcode IV41 8PL). Cross over the Skye bridge, then take the first exit at the roundabout as soon as you reach Skye. Follow the road into Kyleakin and the large public car park is on the left just before you reach the King Kaakon bar.
Eilean Donan Castle meeting point
We meet outside the Dornie Community Hall (sat nav postcode IV40 8DX). Leaving Eilean Donan Castle, drive towards Kyle of Lochalsh and after approximately 500 metres the Community Hall is on the left hand side, close to an old slipway.
Just under 2 hours from Inverness or Fort William. A bus service operates from Inverness, Glasgow and Fort William to Kyle of Lochalsh and the Isle of Skye.
Clan McFadyen Taxis +44 (0)7951 190886 or +44 (0)7900 453031
Kyle Taxis +44 (0)1599 534323
Skye & Kyle of Lochalsh taxi and tour service +44 (0)7770 561905
Direct rail service from Inverness into Plockton along one of the most spectacular railway journeys in Scotland. Alternatively, travel by rail from Glasgow to Fort William and continue your journey by bus to Kyle of Lochalsh. The train from Glasgow continues beyond Fort William to Mallaig. From here, catch the ferry to Armadale on the Isle of Skye.
A sleeper service is available from Euston, London. For more information about rail services go to Scotrail.
Beyond Plockton there are numerous destinations to choose from. Within an hour’s radius you can reach Portree on the Isle of Skye and gateway to the Outer Hebrides, the dramatic Torridon mountains, Applecross and one of the highest roads in the UK, the Kintail mountains, Glenelg and its Sandaig Islands, and the south Skye Ferry across to Mallaig and Knoydart. Good websites for more information are What’s on Skye, Isle of Skye and Visit Scotland.