Ii am planning a two week trip to Scotland in August. The first week will be spent in the Lowlands and I will be based in Glasgow. However during the course of week two I'd like to go on a coach tour of the Highlands. In addition to that, I'd quite like to stop of and pay a brief visit to the village of Reay and then onto Tongue to see Varrich Castle. However, I am a bit unsure how to do this as I understand bus services are infrequent given the rural setting we're dealing with.
I'd be grateful if anyone who knows the area could give me some advice on the best way forward. Is a train from Glasgow to Thurso advisable, staying in Thurso overnight? Is it best to do Thurso - Reay - Tongue by bus or by cab?
I'm taking a fair bit of cash with me so I don't really have any budgeting restrictions.