I'm leaving for Scotland on Saturday 12 April and arriving in Glasgow on Sunday 13th.
My itinerary is as follows:
Sunday 13 April: Arrive Glasgow 11.30 am - make my way from airport to Premier Inn Buchanan Galleries; ride the hop-on hop-off City Sightseeing bus to get my bearings
Monday 14 April: Use the hop-on hop-off bus for sightseeing around Glasgow
Tuesday 15 April: Catch the train from Glasgow to Mallaig; ferry to Armadale where I'll pick up a hire car (from Syke Car Hire); drive to Portree where I'll stay with my mother and brother for a week
Tuesday 22 April: Return hire car at Kyle of Lochalsh; catch the train from Kyle to Inverness; stay in a B&B in Inverness
Wednesday 23 April: Catch the train from Inverness to Edinburgh; stay in a B&B for two days; explore/relax
Thursday 24 April: Take the Hairy Coo free tour of the Highlands (hope I'm not too old!)
Friday 25 April: Some last minute sightseeing in Edinburgh before making my way to the airport for an evening flight.
I've booked and paid for the Premier Inn, Glasgow City Sightseeing bus, train tickets (advance fares) and Hairy Coo tour (booked anyway); so I'm all ready to go.
Will update you on how it went when I can (probably when I get back, as I don't have a laptop, tablet or smart phone. Thanks for the advise I received for this trip.