I've been wanting to return to Scotland for years now (been to Edinburgh a few years back), and now I really intend to plan it out so I can go! I'll be travelling alone and that's the reason that I'm not too keen on hiring a car. I've never driven on the left before and if you don't have someone with you as a second pair of eyes I think it's difficult.
So, I'd like to take public transport. I've already seen that it's doable if I plan ahead. I think 8 days is going to be my maximum stay.
What I was thinking was:
-Flying up to Glasgow and start from there. Since I've seen Edinburgh before, that's not a priority right now.
What I really want to see is: Stirling, Inverness (Culloden, the cairns), Fort William, Glencoe and if possible Skye.
Would that be something I can do in eight days?
I thought that a sort of roundtrip would be okay, since I can start up from Glasgow to Stirling (I would try to do that in the first day, so I can stay over at Stirling), spend time in Stirling and leave for Inverness. Then possibly on to Skye, Fort William and downwards again towards Glasgow. I have no idea if it's too harsh of a schedule to pull off and if I even would get everywhere. I've looked up that I can get to the larger destination I want to visit and since I don't need to drive I can rest on train/bus?
Also, as a female solo traveller, are hostels to recommend? Or Airbnb? I've usually stayed in hotels but I don't think I have the budget for those.
Still starting this search out and so many questions, any help is more than welcome