i'd second what has been said by others. dont spend all your cash on trhe bike, racks and bags will eat up a pretty sizeable chunk of cash. i splashed out on some pretty luxury raks but bags can easily cruise up to £150 for a set (front back and bar) that and all the litle extras i keep finiding i need (want) to buy.
Where about are you planning to cycle in scotland. Its just i'm planning on Thurso (via Orkney) down the west coast, no time plan just i aim to make it to a train station at somepoint. All this planned for mid July
Cycle-touring, Expeditions, Adventures, Major cycle routes NOT LeJoG (see other special board)