I'm wrestling with my itinerary for two weeks in Scotland, and I'm looking for a good stop on the trip from Portree to Gill's Bay to lessen the driving and to make ferry catching a little less stressful. I was going to stop in Ullapool, but I understand the music has evaporated, and it's not much of a driving saver. We're going to Inverness after Orkney, so that's a boring choice. If we stopped in Gill's Bay or nearby, we could at least take the morning ferry and eliminate the risk of a long drive to catch a ferry.
Is there a good waystop that might have some trad music in June and that has some interesting stops on the way? It's hard to sort through all the "attractions". We're definitely drawn towards ruined castles and short hikes more than shopping.