Cycle touring in Scotland is amazeballs. I picked up a Sustrans map of the National Cycle Network of the United Kingdom from Stanfords Maps in London (the best map store ever). Looking at it there were so many routes to chose from, in the end I decided to follow route 1 from Edinburg along the east coast to Inverness, then south back to Edinburgh.
However after a day of riding in hail to Inverness I was done. Bought a train ticket back to Edinburgh and enjoyed the scenery from the train through the mountains.
I had brought my own tent and sleeping bag. I didn't bring cooking utensils luckily as there were plenty of places to eat at along the way. Thanks to Scotland's "Open access" law you're allowed to camp on open spaces just as long as you leave no trace and don't set up anywhere close to private residences.
The birthplace of Golf
I quickly learnt that Scotland is the birth place of golf. So so many golf courses along the coast that have great provisions for cycling along the perimeter with spectacular views.
Distance: 69.2 km
Weather: Sun to Hail
Places to sleep: Bnb in Inverness
Places to stay: On the beach
Place to stay: Banff Park (later I realised there's a camping ground a few hundred metres to the west)
What to eat: Baked potates be my saviour.
Distance: 143.3 km
Elevation: 1,298 m
Place to stay: Along the walking tracks in the long grasses