Little Scottish One's big adventure

Last updated: Wednesday, 19 April 2023

From 25 April 2023, ferry travel is no longer included within the Highland Rover pass. Any ferry travel should be purchased separately and directly from

The word ‘Highland Rover’ casts up imagery of ghillies, vast wilderness and maybe even old episodes of Monarch of the Glen.

For us however, Highland Rover has a very different meaning. It’s one of our ever popular travel passes, entitling the holder to 4 days of travel over 8, to the Scottish Highlands.

To showcase just how easy and enjoyable travelling by train can be, we linked up with top Instagrammer Little Scottish One and challenged her to take on the Highland Rover – which she gladly accepted!

Her Highland Rover adventure started in Glasgow, heading north to Inverness before joining the Kyle Line, one of our six ‘Great Scenics’ en route to Plockton for an overnight stay.

With a bus route from Kyle of Lochalsh over to Skye, it would be rude not to explore the mystical isle. She enjoyed a tour of the Portree coast, followed by a full day adventure around the island, visiting The Storr and Faerie Glen amongst other magical locations.

After lapping up island life it was time to get the ferry back (not included in the pass) and travel onwards to Fort William, via the West Highland Line , the most scenic railway journey in Scotland, and we’d argue, the world. Fort William is home to the Nevis Range and Britain’s only mountain gondola which is well worth a visit.

If you’re feeling inspired and keen to take on the Highland Rover yourself, check out some of her incredible images from her jam packed trip on her Instagram channel and read more about our travel passes here.

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