Well, I gave up trying to come up with a driving tour on my own, and paid someone to do it for me. Probably a wise decision. The only thing I might change is the first day, as it is a long one, but here is the itinerary:
Day 1: Edinburgh to Stirling,Falkland Palace,East Neuk to St. Andrews
Day 2: St Andrews to Pitlochry with stops in Dundee, Perth,Scone,Glamis Castle, Dunkeld.
Day 3: Pitlochry to Royal Deeside, past Balmoral, Ballater, to Crathes and Drum Castle, and possibly to Dunnotar. Finishing back in Ballater
Day 4:Ballater to Inverness via Tomintoul,Granton on Spey, Cawdor Castle, Clava Cairns, Culloden.
Day 5: Inverness to Gairloch via Urquhart Castle and Loch ness, then up through Beauly, Muir of Ord, and on to Ullapool/ stopping at Corrieshalloch Gorge. On to Laide, Inverewe Gardens, and Gairloch.
Day 6: Gairloch to Skye. Several options on routes to take. Either via Shieldaig to Plockton, or the longer route to Applecross, or a direct route through Achnasheen. The weather may determine which route!
Day 7: Touring Skye
Day 8: Skye to Oban. Many routes, one direct to Fort William, another via Ratagan Pass, Glenelg and Glenelg Brochs( this interests me). I might just skip right through Ft. William as many people don't have positive comments about it. The third route is to take the ferry from Armadale. Glencoe and Castle Stalker are on the list before arriving in Oban
Day 9: Oban, Isle of Mull/Iona tour
Day 10:Oban to Loch Fyne. Detour to Easdale, south to Lochgilphead, on to Kilmartin, Dunadd Fort. Then on to Tarbert and Inveraray. Stay here for one night before heading out early to return the car to Glasgow airport before 10am.
My only concern is with the first day's itinerary. I didn't want to miss Stirling castle so he added it to the start of this day. I do have the option of skipping it on the first day and doing a guided day trip from Glasgow at the end of my tour as I have three full days in Glasgow before leaving.