Plockton is among the most charming seaside villages in the Western Highlands, if not all of Scotland, with a palm tree–lined main street and stunning views over Loch Carron. It’s here that you’ll find The Shores, a small, friendly eatery offering lots of local flavor. Working with area suppliers like Island Divers, Lochalsh Butchers, and Highland Soulfoods, the restaurant serves everything from plump scallops to Skye lamb and wild mushrooms, offering guests a taste of the region. Start with the Cullen skink (a creamy soup of smoked haddock, celery, and milk), then move on to entrées like Wester Ross salmon with fresh pesto and Parmesan, or pepper-crusted Sutherland venison in a sloe gin reduction. If you’re in need of something quick, there’s also an attached coffee shop with baked goods, prepared foods, coffee, and more.

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