Scotland is amazing. We did a quick week's trip last summer on an R1200R from rentamotorcycle.co.uk and loved every second of it. I especially liked the parts from Lairg to Tongue and the northwestern coast after Tongue. Incredibly peaceful and quiet, next to no traffic and great scenery. We'll definitely do a longer tour of Scotland in the future with my own bike. Is the IJmuiden-Newcastle ferry a good option? Our route, approximately. After Glenelg-Kylerhea ferry crossing. Old Man of Storr in the distance.