Scottish Highlands and Islands are stunning, and we couldn’t agree more!

We often say it, and we truly mean it, but now we’re not alone! Scotland’s Highlands and Islands have landed themselves a slot on Lonely Planet’s “Best in Travel” list and we couldn’t be prouder! Best in Travel - Highlands and Islands, Scotland.

Cast your minds back to 2017 when Scotland was voted the most beautiful country in the world by Rough Guides (undeniably true). We felt that energy and it made us want to highlight this gorgeous country and area even more.

Now, making it to the prestigious rating of the 5th country for Best in Travel, Scotland’s Highlands and Islands specifically, earnt its spot.

We asked the team here at Loch Ness by Jacobite – if you were to be removed from Scotland tomorrow, never to return and you could only do one thing – what would it be? So, here you have a list of Team Jacobite’s most loved things to do in Scotland’s Highlands and Islands (insider knowledge, it might be worth taking note!)

Cruise on Loch Ness with Jacobite (of course!)

A large body of water

Description generated with very high confidence


Ballachulish – have fun saying it, then explore the rugged hillside and breathe in that gorgeous view

A picture containing mountain, nature, grass, sky

Description generated with very high confidence


Eat seafood from the amazing Seafood Shack in Ullapool


A picture containing grass, outdoor, truck, tree

Description generated with very high confidence


Isle of Harris– because you don’t always need to go abroad for clear blue wild beaches

A body of water

Description generated with very high confidence


Roseisle Beach or Lossiemouth with some fish and chips!