I will be spending some 4 to 6 days in Scotland with my wife in about 2 weeks. We plan on driving around and seeing some of the beautiful sightings and places in the Highlands (and islands, maybe?).
We're from Brazil, but we'll be coming in from Belfast by the Stena Line ferry. My plan is to get a car in Stranraer and then drive around, probably travelling around the Highlands from Glasgow to Edinburgh. We've been to Edinburgh before, but not Glasgow.
Problem is, we weren't able to book everything in advance this time, so the real questions would be:
1) Is it possible for me to just get to Stranraer and rent a car?
2) Given that nothing at all is booked right now, is it too crazy to just drive around the highlands (guidebooks and GPS in hand) and try to find B&Bs, hostels and the like around?
3) If that is possible, what towns would be recommended to stop for sleeping and sightseeing? I know about Inverness because of Loch Ness, but... Well, that's pretty much all I know! ;)
Sorry about the kind-of-open-ended question, I will provide more details if someone asks.
Thank you for your help!