I've planned a trip to Scotland with a lot of very good information from the travel forum. Thank you for all the great info!! I have one more question. We leave Thurso August 18 and I didn't make hotel reservations for the night of the 18th. Our destination is Aboyne on August 19. So any suggestions on what to see and where to stay between these two towns. I thought there was a castle around Lairg but so far I can't find the name. I've seen Dunrobin Castle and loved it. We plan on turning in our car when we get to Edinburgh (4 days) or is there castles or sights of interests we would want a car for around Edinburgh we would have to drive to.