Local info on the North of Scotland
I grew up and used to live in Kylesku, so the area from Ullapool to Kinlochbervie is 'home' to me, in fact my boat is still there though I now live in Hull. I'd love to xome with you but don't think I'd have the time, or a rib for that matter the way things are going! But if I can help you in any with info on NW Sutherland, fuel, accommodation etc. then please let me know. If I'm around I'd be happy to help you all out in any way I can so post your plans!
Have you realised that Stornoway and Lochinver are only about 25NM further from the Faroes than Shetland, and KLB less than that? Of course you probably want to go to Shetland and Orkney, been to both and had a good time!
Petrol and road diesel available at a petrol station in Ullapool, 50yds from slipway (free) at high tide. This slipway is possible but tight for larger trailers, especially if the yacht club boats are not in the water. Red diesel available by locak tanker only. Safeway in village, other shops.
Lockinver - Petrol from petrol station 20 - 30 yards from beach at high tide, red diesel available in bulk at fishery pier (200m3 per hour if you want it!) Local shops, mainly commercial chandlery. Also some pontoon moorings. Steep slipway.
Kinlockbervie - not sure about petrol station as I haven't been there for a long time, but diesel available as per lochinver. There was talk of the council putting pontoon moorings in here to but don't know if it's happened yet. Again not sure if there's a slipway or not, can't remember. It's a bit out of the way for me to be honest.
The best slipway in the area is at Kylesku, a good wide slip and not too shallow either. A small quiet village (with a pub!), and if there's only a couple of vehicles and trailers then parking should be ok too. It's on Boatlaunch.
Hope this is of some interest, and maybe I'll see some of you as you pass through. You never know, I may manage to get a boat and come with you!
Last point, any petrol boats buy your fuel in Inverness at Tesco or Safeway if you're trailing up, you'll save 10p per litre. You've been warned! Directions if you want them....
This really is the last point, if anyone wants it I'll get you contact details for the local fuel distributor - a tanker of diesel!