TrevA wrote:If going up the west side of Scotland, then going over to Arran from Ardrossan and then onto the Kintyre peninsula and up to Oban means you can miss out Glasgow. Further north it gets a bit more difficult due to lack of roads. You could go over to Mull (Craignure) ride up to Tobermory then over to Kilchoan and onto Ardnamurchan. You could then bag the lighthouse as the most westerley point on the mainland. Then follow the western part of the North Coast 500 to get to JOG. This is likely to take quite a bit longer than a straighter route to JOG though.
Edit - just noticed you are planning a JOGLE so all of the above would be in reverse.
This was what we did (Arran and Mull) - it was the best bit of our Lejog.
Blog here with route http://lejog-leblog.blogspot.com/