Gairloch has a prize-winning heritage museum, with informative displays on the local lighthouse, illicit whisky stills, croft life and the effects of WWII on the area. The hands-on activities will have children and adults travelling through time on the dullest of days. Events are often run in the community centre throughout the year: look out for posters advertising the latest events. The recently completed Gale Centre in Gairloch offers a comprehensive listing of events and activities in the local area as well as a gift and coffee shop. Nearby Inverewe Gardens are astonishing – at the same latitude as Moscow, the gardens are full of exotic plants from as far afield as the Himalaya, China, New Zealand, Africa and America, indeed they even grow palm trees! You can find out about Beinn Eighe, Scotland’s first nature reserve, at the newly refurbished visitor centre, on the shores of Loch Maree, near Kinlochewe. Experience easy walking trails in the vicinity or for the more active, the mountain trails.