Taxi to Armadale on Skye
Ferry to Mallaig
Jacobite or (more likely) diesel train to Fort William
Train Fort William to Glasgow
Train to Edinburgh
In summer, with long evenings, most of the journey will be in daylight. During winter, the scenery will be less exciting due to it being dark :-)
These train routes down to Glasgow have an international reputation for scenery. The ferry route to Mallaig has excellent views up Loch Nevis to Sgurr na Ciche, and also south-westwards to the small isles.
The alternatives are Inverness - Aberdeen - Edinburgh or the direct route Inverness to Edinburgh, and that's what earlier posters seem to be concentrating on. If you want west coast scenery, you CAN do it by train (well almost all of it). More costly, and takes longer - but very possible.Edited: 08 October 2017, 17:41
There never was a coastal rail route on the west coast from Inverness to Edinburgh for Beeching to close - you can't close what was never there in the first place!
Hello RabtheCairn Terrier,
My post does not mention a coastal route from Inverness to Edinburgh, but "the coastal train route down the west coast was closed in 1966" which was the route from Callander to Oban, with a branch line to Ballachulish, which included the referenced station at Kentallen:
Yes! We are hopping on the ScotRail however their website only lets you book 3 months in advance from what I can tell. I’ve got buy ScotRail tix and apply for marriage visitor visa on the list for th end of December!
I would LOVE any info you want to share about the rules/laws of getting married on Skye. I know we need the visa, marriage license from the registrar and a celebrant.
I’ve been to the UK visa website and the highland council to read up on stuff. But, any info is appreciated.
3 months is adequate for booking the tickets, so no rush, even 3-4 weeks is plenty!
Remember to take advantage of the cheapest fares its a “advance single” you are looking for, what that means is once you book a particular train, your ticket is only valid for that train, no other, so firm up all other plans first!
I’ve no idea what the rules are regarding Foreigners getting Married, all I know is there is some planning involved and some form filling, google it.
You have another thread re Glasgow! How is your whole trip looking?
Another poster mentioned “wedding rules/laws”
maybe it was on different thread. 😁 our plans are coming along pretty well! Now that we have the shell built with air, car and hotel. Next we will be working on exactly what sites or things we want to do most. We will be there for 3 weeks with a full week in Skye and the other time will be Dublin initially then Inverness, Skye, Edinburgh, Glasgow and back to Dublin.
It’s all very exciting. Thanks again to everyone!!