My husband and I are visiting Scotland in early April 2008. We will have a rental car. Our tentative itinerary is as follows: Edinburgh (3 nights at Ten Hill Place Hotel); Glasgow (2 nights at Malmaison--we're going for wedding there); 1 night near Ft. William (Inn at Ardgour); 3 nights on Skye (Kinloch Lodge); 2 nights in Stirling (Osta); and then depart from Edinburgh airport early the next day.
I have 2 questions in particular:
1. From Ft. William / the Inn at Ardgour, should we drive to the Kyle of Lochalsh and go over the Skye Bridge, or should we drive to Mallaig and take the ferry?
2. Our flight leaves from Edinburgh at 9:05 a.m. on Sunday, April 13. It is a mistake to stay in Stirling the night before? I am anticipating leaving our hotel there around 5:00 a.m., which would give us an hour and a half to get to Edinburgh and drop off the rental car and get to the airport in plenty of time for our international departure. Should I scrap this plan and stay in Edinburgh the night before we leave?
Finally, any thoughts/ suggestions about the rest of our itinerary?