There has been a signficant reduction in the number of VisitScotland iCentres in the Northern Highlands and the Western Isles. From nine visitor information centers a few years ago, only four remain, in Inverness and Ullapool (Northern Highlands), Portree (Skye), and Stornoway (Lewis). They're open every day during July and August but closed the rest of the year. Some towns in the region also have independently run visitor centers.
VisitScotland Inverness iCentre. 36 High St., Inverness, Highland, IV1 1JQ. 01463/252401; www.visitscotland.com.