Deep fried ice cream Malcolm?
I know what you mean. I no longer get up that way, unfortunately. The company I now work for only have one tour coach, with a regular driver. Having said that, doing David Urquhart work, the only place it goes to north of the border is to their own hotel at Dunoon, for 5 days. Bloody long slog from East Anglia. No fun that.
The last time I was up there was on a Just Grot. However it was a 7 dayer to Carrbridge, so I have happy memories of Speyside, Inverness etc.
Good food, warm friendly people, and very few britannias. What more could you want?