We will stay at a friend's place in Edinburgh during the Festival in August 2020. In addition to day trips from Edinburgh we want to spent a few day in the Scottish Highlands. We don't want a drive by photo op bus tour but we also can no longer drive.
What might be a good plan we could do on our own perhaps with occasional local tours? We usually base and travel in a region e.g. last spring we spend 4 nights in St. Malo and visited Dinan and other towns by bus from there. I don't know if that makes sense in the Scottish highlands/islands. We might need to move from hotel to hotel. Looking for advice on how to begin to plan and what might be the half dozen spots we should plan to include. Or has anyone been on a good tour that was not bus by and photo op? We are terrible tour group tourists; we like to spend time in a place.