Subject: Places to go in Scotland
All of the NW Highlands and the No. Coast of Scotland are well worth seeing if you like magnificent mountain and lake scenery and often narrow picturesque roads. A wonderful place to stay on the North Coast is The Cloisters, a converted church with an additional chapel building, and the wonderful hospitality of the Morrisons. Their son Iain runs Highlander Photographic Safaris, if you want to go with him for a day or more; otherwise, you can just book for bed and breakfast; the accommodations are right on the sea, a lovely spot: The Morrisons, The Cloisters, Church Holme, Talmine, Sutherland IV27 4YP , Scotland. Tel/Fax (0)1847 601286. In other parts of Scotland, we like Loch Lomand and the village of Luss (even though touristy), Glen Etive near Fort William, the Applecross Peninsula and its wonderful winding, twisty road out there (a good b &b: Chris and Erica Sermon, Innis Mhor, Ardheslaid, N. Shieldaig, By Strathcarron, Ross-shire, IV54 8XH, phone (0)1520 755 339 -- an immaculate home with good, optional dinners, set in the grandeur of Loch Torridon and the mountains....good walking, birdwatching, sea fishing nearby. We also keep revisiting Ullapool. Cape Wrath is well worth seeing; it involves a short boat ride and then a bus ride to the Cape Wrath lighthouse--no private cars allowed on Cape Wrath. And, of course, all of the islands of Scotland have their own individual charms; do try to visit at least one. It is hard to say which is our favorite; we keep going back to Skye, but also love Harris and Lewis, Barra, Arran, Iona, Staffa, and then, to the far north, Orkney and Shetland. Scotland never fails to work its magic charm on us, especially the West and North. Cheers, Pat in Baltimore