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Fly-drive Holidays

Time is precious and if you want to squeeze every last drop from your trip, a fly-drive holiday is a great idea.

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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    The McKinlay Kidd Guarantee

    All our holiday prices include a service charge of £8 per person per night towards the costs we incur in researching, planning and designing your holiday.

    We guarantee to refund this service charge if you believe that arranging your holiday through McKinlay Kidd has not met your expectations for value. All we ask is that you write to us within 7 days of your return and explain your reason for claiming the refund. This will ensure that we can improve the experience for all our future guests.

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    Red deer on the Isle of Mull

    Wildlife Holidays

    Whilst we can’t guarantee the wildlife – that is the natural beauty of it – we can guarantee to organise an exceptional wildlife holiday for you.

    Islay ferry with Jura in the distance

    Car-free Holidays

    Leave the car behind and experience a carefree holiday that will enable you to get right under the skin of our destinations.

    Sail over the sea to Skye

    Island Holidays

    It could be all that fresh sea air but there’s an undeniable thrill to being surrounded by water.