How to get here
Once a remote community, Plockton is now only four hours drive from the population centres of Scotland’s central belt, and less than two hours from the capital of the Highlands, Inverness. From Glasgow, take the A82 to Fort William, carry on towards Inverness, and take the A87 west through Glengarry to Kyle of Lochalsh. Plockton is 7 miles from Kyle and is clearly signposted.
From Edinburgh, take the M90 to Perth and then the A9 towards Inverness. At Dalwhinnie, follow the A889 and A86 to Spean Bridge, the turn right onto the A82, then take the A87 west through Glengarry to Kyle of Lochalsh. Plockton is 7 miles from Kyle and is clearly signposted.
From Inverness, you can either follow the A82 along Loch Ness side towards Fort William and take the A887 at Invermoriston to the A87 for Kyle, or take the A9 north to the A835 Ullapool road, turn onto the A832 at Garve, then the A890 at Achnasheen, and continue through Strathcarron and Stromeferry to Plockton.
Some of these roads have single track sections with passing places, and require very careful driving.
At the end of the nineteenth century, before the age of the motor car, the building of the world famous Kyle of Lochalsh railway line ended the area’s reliance on sea and track access. Three trains a day from Inverness make their way through Plockton Station on the famous Kyle Line. The timetable changes seasonally, and current information is always available from www.scotrail.co.uk
Citylink provides regular services from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness to the Isle of Skye. These services do not pass through Plockton, but they do pass through Kyle, and local taxi services are available to Plockton (7 miles). Details are available from www.citylink.co.uk