Hi there -
I wanted to bounce a planned Scotland itinerary off of you. In October mrs_dergon and I will will be heading over for a week. I have to spend 4 of the nights (Wed-Sat) in Edinburgh at a conference but plan to fly out the preceeding Friday to do some tourism.
So here's the plan:
Arrive Glasgow Sat am (from TATL flight from US). Spend day and single overnight in Glasgow.
Sunday take the train from Glasgow to Mallaig. Sunday night overnight in Mallaig.
Monday take ferry to Skye. Rent a car on Skye for some sight seeing. Spend 2 nights in Skye. ( I have a recommendation on a place called "The Three Chimneys")
On Wednesday we get rid of the car and go over the bridge to Kyle of Lochalsh. (Here is where I need some help. Where would be a place to drop off the car and get public transport over the bridge? I guess if a car hire will drop it off at the Ferry Terminal for me they can pick it up near the bridge, yes? )
From Kyle we take the train to Edinburgh, arriving late Wednesday. Four nights in Edinburgh for the conference and fly back to the US on SUnday am.