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Main railway stations in the area include Oban (for ferries to Barra and the Uists) and Kyle of Lochalsh (for Skye) on the west coast, as well as Inverness (for points north to Thurso and Wick). There's a direct service from London to Inverness and connecting service from Edinburgh and Glasgow. For information contact National Rail or ScotRail.
National Rail (08457/484950; 4420/72785240 from abroad. www.nationalrail.co.uk.)
ScotRail (08457/550033. www.scotrail.co.uk.)