On a map this area may seem far from major urban centers, but it's easy to reach. Inverness has an airport with direct links to London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Amsterdam.
The main airports for the Northern Highlands are Inverness and Wick (both on the mainland). Loganair has direct air service from Glasgow to Inverness and from Edinburgh to Wick. You can fly from London Gatwick, London Luton, or Bristol to Inverness on one of the daily easyJet flights. British Airways also has a service from London Heathrow. Loganair operates flights to and among the islands of Barra, Benbecula, and Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides.
Inverness Airport. Dalcross, Highland, IV2 7JB. 01667/464000; www.invernessairport.co.uk.