The very best way to take in the scenery, railways in Scotland still reach to the very top of the mainland.
Fast motorways in the central belt, dual carriageways to Aberdeen, and the single-track Highland reduced to a minimum in recent years – the reality of Scottish road travel today.
The sense of remoteness of Scotland’s islands is mostly a romantic notion. In reality, an efficient ferry network makes getting around straightforward.
Coach and bus travel is not just about main town connections. Local services link small communities, while the Postbus is a way of life in remoter places.