More places of interest – wonderful pottery, craft shop and gallery. – to find information on Inverewe Gardens to the North and Balmacara Estate & Lochalsh Woodland to the west – information about another local holiday destination – Kenny Murray offers expert local knowledge with tailor made tours.

Visit Wester Ross:

Attadale Gardens:

The Hydroponicum – at Achiltibuie, north west of Ullapool. The premier centre for the demonstration of soil-less growing in the UK.

Shards Stained Glass – at Arrina on the Applecross coast road, about 10 miles from Shieldaig and 15 miles from Applecross. Manufacturers and suppliers of a unique and unusual range of stained glass suncatchers.

Highland Museum of Childhood – located in the Old Station at Strathpeffer.

Eden Court Theatre – for mainstream theatre productions in Inverness.

Inverness Aquadome – an all-round water experience for all – from serious swimmers to those wishing to relax in the poolside spa.

Loch Ness – all about the loch, the monster, etc.!

Jacobite Cruises – cruises on Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal.

Bright Water Visitor Centre – located in Kyleakin on Skye, just across the water from Kyle of Lochalsh. For information about the Eilean Ban Trust and Gavin Maxwell, and for Boat Trips.

Applecross – reached via the spectacular Bealach na Ba and the subject of Monty Halls’ Great Escape on BBC2 recently.

Torridon – a neighbouring area to Lochcarron with spectacular mountain scenery. Very attractive to walkers and climbers.