I have always wanted to visit the Scottish Highlands and I finally got my act together and went for a 6-day trip last summer 2014. We flew into Glasgow Prestwick with Ryanair, and being able to fly midweek, we managed to get return flights from Dublin for €30. What a bargain! There is so much to see and do in Scotland that it was difficult to plan an itinerary for the six days but we decided to visit Iona, the Cairngorm mountains and Inverness. We hired a car at Prestwick and after we arrived on our evening flight, we drove to Balloch (often referred to as the gateway to Loch Lomond) where we stayed overnight and enjoyed the spectacular sunset.