>>>it's Loch Long further up in the Highlands near Skye.
I did wonder as you'd mentioned the Highlands.
We had a great week at Inverinate just along Loch Duich from where Loch Long joins a few years back. We travelled the SIB each day in the car 5mins from the cottage to the cobble slip on the village hall side of the Dornie bridge. Set up, parking and slipping was easy/free there. We were lucky when we stayed the village hall had an art exhibition with soup and rolls being served... took advantage of that a few times. Village hall also has nice toilets/washing facilities open to all which is always useful adj a slipway.
Dornie has a small shop/PO and a few minutes in the car to a fuel station with shop at Inverinate who were happy to fill several boat fuel tanks/cans.
Then under 15mins in the car there are loads of shops and a decent supermarket at Kyle of Lochalsh.
We took the SIB in the car (20mins of narrow roads) to launch at Plockton which was an amazing place... gave a quicker access to more open "sea" than launching at Dornie and having to go out all the way along Loch Alsh.
Several days it was like glass back along Loch Duich and we had the fastest runs ever along that stretch.
Going out to the Skye bridge along Loch Alsh we were a little caught out twice on the return trip with strong winds against the tide flowing out from Loch Alsh/Duich/Long. It was very bumpy between the small islands and the Kyle piers ... and similar in the narrows between Glas Eilean and the main shore about a third of the way along Loch Alsh from Dornie.
It's a favoured area for foreign royalty as well (different folks will have different views on this!)... Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum owns thousands of acres there as well as Inverinate house on the Duich shore. During our week there was the most amazing large traditional sailing yacht visiting the loch flying his colours.
Video of self and girls leaving the village hall slip at Dornie...
Hope there's something of interest in that lot!