Highlands & Islands - Anyone who has ever visited the wildly romantic West Coast of Scotland swears they will return.
The islands were at one point settled by Norsemen, who called them hav bred ey, “the isles at the edge of the sea”. You can see the Inner Hebrides from the mainland, sometimes so clearly that they seem close enough to touch. The Outer Hebrides are farther away in the Atlantic Ocean: barren and lonely, but starkly beautiful, where tweed is woven and seals swim. Anyone who visits the islands and the West Coast falls in love with them, a love that usually lasts a lifetime.