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Fly-drive Holidays by McKinlay Kidd

Land on the sand on Barra

Flying makes our beautiful remote islands much more accessible for a holiday of any length, perhaps enabling you to take a short break to explore Shetland and Orkney in the far north or to soak up a whisky-packed long weekend on Islay (though do let us arrange taxis if you don’t have a designated driver). Our Scottish and Irish island airports are a world-away from most modern flying experiences. Barra is the only airport in the world where you literally land on the seashore – tide permitting, of course. Fly into Scotland, Ireland or Northern England and we’ll have a car waiting for you to start your holiday as soon as you arrive. Your pre-planned, personalised itinerary will have everything

Flying makes our beautiful remote islands much more accessible for a holiday of any length, perhaps enabling you to take a short break to explore Shetland and Orkney in the far north or to soak up a whisky-packed long weekend on Islay (though do let us arrange taxis if you don’t have a designated driver). Our Scottish and Irish island airports are a world-away from most modern flying experiences. Barra is the only airport in the world where you literally land on the seashore – tide permitting, of course. Fly into Scotland, Ireland or Northern England and we’ll have a car waiting for you to start your holiday as soon as you arrive. Your pre-planned, personalised itinerary will have everything you need to enjoy your journey from the very beginning, including maps and recommendations of places to see, the best viewpoints to stop at and tasty ideas for where to eat along the way.
What’s more, all our fly-drive holidays are financially protected by our ATOL licence, giving you complete peace of mind.

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Fly to Barra in the Outer Hebrides where you can land on a sparkling sandy beach. Even the terminal building has a seaview and serves homemade scones and fresh coffee to passengers - air travel will never seem the same again. What’s more this small island makes for a perfect escape for a few days with plenty to explore.

  • Holiday duration: 3 days
  • Price from: £335
  • Operator: McKinlay Kidd
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Fly in to Barra and land on the cockle beach, before heading North through the intriguing Uists to Harris, with it's expansive silver sands, and Lewis to admire the mysterious standing stones of Calaneis.

With flight times of around an hour from Central Scotland, it has never been easier to reach the beautiful Outer Hebrides.

  • Holiday duration: 7 days
  • Price from: £1,095
  • Operator: McKinlay Kidd
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This is a magical place, with a completely different feel from the rest of Scotland. What's more, the Shetland Isles are experiencing ever increasing popularity thanks to BBC's hit TV series “Shetland” based on Ann Cleeve's gritty, iconic crime stories.

  • Holiday duration: 4 days
  • Price from: £670
  • Operator: McKinlay Kidd
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