Jim goes back to Plockton
It is Friday the 1st of October and Jim and Jacqueline together with four other family members head for Plockton in two cars.
Our first stop is at the Green Welly in Tyndrum where we all ate a healthy but fattening breakfast and chatted about our trip, only Jim and Jacqueline had been up that far North before.
Our journey took us up through Glencoe and onwards to a stop in Fort William, before heading up the Great Glen and over to the Kyles of Lochalsh with a wee stop at the very picturesque Eilean Donan Castle, from their we took the single track road over the hills to Plockton.
We once again stayed at the wonderful Plockton Inn, where the hospitality and the food is only beaten by the range of malt Whiskies they have in the bar/lounge.
On the first evening we all ate a fabulous meal with ample wine to wash it all down, from their we moved into the bar and enjoyed a few drams and a chat about heading over to Applecross the next morning.
So Saturday came round very quickly and we enjoyed a grand breakfast then headed of to Applecross, Jim would recommend all to visit Plockton, but you must as part of your trip go over one of Britain’s highest roads to Applecross, which is approx. 30 miles from Plockton. In Applecrossyou will find the Inn which serves wonderful local food and has a great gantry of malts.
The road is steep and with corners called Devils Elbow you can imagine it is not for the faint hearted, but one of Scotland’s great drives.
Now back in Plockton there are two other places of interest to Jim and that was the Plockton Hotel which again like the others had a great selection of Whiskies, also a must visit is The Haven and Caberfeidh Whisky Bar, ( telephone 01599 544223 website www.havenhotelplockton.co.uk ) albeit a small bar but its range of Whiskies is fabulous and to top it all Ross Hamilton the owner, a Canadian is also a member of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Jim and Ross enjoyed a dram or two, and this bar should be a must visit to anyone going to Plockton.
The trip was soon over and we headed back south via Inverness and Aviemore.
For anyone who wishes to see the best of Scotland can do no better than go to all the places that Jim has mentioned above, the scenery is fabulous, the food out of this world and the choice of malt Whiskies is hard to beat.
When you visit any of the bars or hotels let them know that Jim. one of the Whisky Boys sent you.