South along the Killer Roads: the A99 then the A9. There’s been improvements here, so its safer than it was, but the combination of a few dawdlers and a few loons can make things interesting. The fact is, if you’re prepared to sometimes get held up, and judge the overtakes properly, it’s fine.
We make good time, go to Blair Castle (another possible lair), and stop for the evening at Pitlochry. Beer, Curry, Sleep. Pitlochry is quite nice once all the coaches leave. You’re not getting a Day 8 Post as it consists of ‘Drive South’.