Check out the website www.walkingwild.com for information on the activities of Scottish mountain clubs as well as ads for a dozen Scottish walking tour companies and also for some virtual walking tours.
for trains: www.scotrail.co.uk
for buses: www.citylink.co.uk
Lovely old places to stay in Northern Scotland:
In Ft. William: Lime Tree B&B and art museum, a 19th century manse on Loch Linnhe and close to Scotland's highest peak. www.limetreestudio.co.uk
Near Gairloch: Sheildaig Lodge Hotel, a Victorian hunting lodge. tele:011-44-1445-741250
On the Isle of Skye: Ullinish Lodge, where the new owner moved her family from Atlanta to be close to her Scottish mum. In 1773, the place was visited by Dr. Samuel Johnson and James Boswell. A bargain at 35 to 45 pounds/ night. www.theisleofskye.co.uk
Another bargain can be found in Inverness: Ardconnel Guest House, where a room for two with a private bath in a pretty Georgian home is 50 pounds/night and includes a grand breakfast. www.ardconnel-inverness.co.uk