Taking a small ship cruise with luxury liner Lord of the Highlands, Silver Travel writer Kerry Gallagher sees Scotland in style and comfort.

I fell in love with the Scottish Highlands back in 2021. We were slowly emerging from the pandemic but still not able to travel internationally, so I took the opportunity to tick off a trip I had been dreaming about for some time – driving the North Coast 500. What an incredible experience – but that’s a different story. Needless to say, it sparked an affection for Scotland which has kept me returning time and time again.

However, this time I was in store for something altogether new. I’d be leaving the roads behind and instead stepping onboard a luxury small ship with my mum, to cruise the waters surrounding the Highlands and Islands of the west coast. It was a journey which would reveal so many new sides to Scotland I hadn’t seen before, and all within the utmost comfort and homely atmosphere of Lord of the Highlands, our home for the week.

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