Originally Posted by yoyo
I think that Inverness is the nearest airport to Elgin. It is about 45mins by motor car.
Other options would be Aberdeen (about 1.5hrs by road) or Edinburgh (roughly 4 hrs by road). The nearest "ferry" to the Continent is to Rosyth (from Zebruge) and will still be about 4hrs drive in Scotland; I think Newcastle is about the closest you can get direct from the Netherlands - it will take you around 7 hours to driver from the ferry to Elgin.
There is a train station in Elgin (on the Inverness - Aberdeen line) if that helps - train and road times in Scotland will be roughly the same, but the Newcastle to Edinburgh "leg" is about twice as quick by train.
None of those options is going to be cheap though, so it would need to be a "high risk or high value purchase" to justify the cost?