All my travel adventures start with a good book. This is definitely The Book for the Isle of Skye. I don't think you have to physically follow David Paterson's 8-day-long path from Armadale (south) to Duntulm (north) to come away with a delicious sense of having been there. The photographs are stunning. But unlike cheesy tourist photography books, A Long Walk is beautifully written, engaging, and memorable. I haven't reread the book yet, but still often think of one of his gloomiest (and windiest) hikes uphill, when in the midst of a good sulk he is surprised by a lark that was guarding a perfect, cozy nest of eggs. I loved this book because Paterson obviously relishes serendipitous moments like that one, as well as the details and history of a fascinating place, good maps, and of course, excellent photography.
Even if Amazon.com doesn't have it in stock, it's worth the wait... or just get yourself to Scotland and buy one there.