TRAVEL: SCOTLAND: TRANSPORTATION: NOMAD DESTINATION GUIDE by Micaela Walker
Traffic jam on the North Coast will most likely be a herd of cows, one of many RVs you may get stuck behind whilst driving
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  TRANSPORTATION:
Scotland is a small country so driving is the easiest way to get around but beware - the roads are teeny tiny, everyone drives on the left, and the locals go insanely fast out on those country roads. You will find loads of European tourists opt to tour Scotland in caravans and you are likely to get stuck behind one of them, or a tractor, more than once. You have to be comfortable passing in the opposing lane or you will never get anywhere.
Many rental car companies don’t give you a spare tire and flats are pretty common so make sure you ask them what to do if you are planning to venture away from the major cities.
Also if you can’t drive stick shift make sure you ask for an automatic - they have surprisingly few of them.
A final warning - if you see a lamb on one side of the road and an ewe on the other side as you are driving- SLOW down. Lambs have a terrible habit of waiting until you are perilously close to suddenly dart across the road to their mom.

LUX:
Luxury Train through the Highlands 
See the glorious countryside without setting foot on the heather via a luxury train ride through the highlands.

LOCAL:
Cycling
I am amazed by the number of cyclists I see on the roads up north. You have to be in good shape but honestly most of the people I see are at least middle aged (albeit German or Scandinavian).


Micaela Walker
2014