Logistics of a trip to Scotland

I have the opportunity to go to Scotland this summer, well for a few days anyway. There is a lot to do; though I have two major areas of interest: 1. the Outer Hebrides & 2. A family historical area in Aberdeenshire. I really don't like being a tourist. This post is a bit of a collection of links about things to and how to do them. I hope to familiarize myself with the place in the hopes of doing something together with my siblings.

  • There are busses or coaches: https://sales.citylink.co.uk/CitylinkWeb
  • Trains: http://www.scotrail.co.uk/
  • Ferries: https://www.calmac.co.uk/

Ferries and travel from Glasgow to the outer hybries: https://www.calmac.co.uk/interactivemap?p=2121&p=2331&p=2301&p=2291&p=2363&p=2311&p=2348&p=2346&p=2311&p=2345&p=2535&p=2312&p=2378

Isle of Skye website discussion on transportation to Skye: http://www.isleofskye.com/skye-guide/travel-tips
Bus time tables from the glasgow to skye: http://www.citylink.co.uk/timetables/Summer%2015/WEB_April2015_GlasgowSkye_12pp.pdf

Banff is in the region of Greater Speyside, and Aberdeenshire

Most hostels were booked up 6 months to a year in advance
the following was interesting: http://www.skyewalkerhostel.com/