Oban (meaning ‘little bay’ in Gaelic) is a small harbor town on the west coast of Scotland, famous for its whiskey distillery. The town occupies a beautiful setting in the Firth of Lorn, and is a perfect place to find shelter from the Atlantic. Walking around town is a pleasure, and close by you’ll find mountains, castles, dramatic coastal scenery, and McCaig’s tower that resembles the Colosseum. In the first week of August, the town plays host to West Highland week, a yearly sailing regatta.
Portree is a picturesque but busy town on a Scottish Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides archipelago. Enjoy beautiful cliffs towering over town, walk through the bustling harbour, and don’t forget to visit the Aros centre to learn all you can about the Gaelic culture. Spend a little bit more time to get out of town and explore the beautiful island’s nature.