Christmas is Coming to the Highlands

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Inverness’s Christmas & Winter Festivals As the year draws to a close, things get pretty magical in the Highland capital. Plan a visit this winter and experience wonderful shopping options, bags of merry entertainment, and a very warm welcome! What can I expect? Inverness’ winter festivities begin with the Christmas Lights Switch On, usually held […]

Highland Park 18 Year Old 1997 Old and Rare Whisky

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We literally stumbled across a press release on the ‘Whisky Intelligence‘ website and thought… OMG what a great trip that would be, up into Orkney, land of Norse Gods and Viking lore that requires a wee dram let it all sink in. Anyway, we hope they don’t mind but we felt it was good enough […]

When were you born in the Highlands?

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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO WERE BORN IN SCOTLAND IN THE 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s !! First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a tin, and didn’t get tested for diabetes. Then after that trauma, our baby cots […]

Is this Scotlands top 10 places to see?

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We found an excellent post from Claire Farquhar who is the Communications & Project Manager for the North Highland Initiative (NHI) and is responsible for managing the communications and marketing of the NHI project portfolio… we happen to think she  is a great writer and has come up with a great list of the top […]

Whisky Galore film will boost tourism

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A delighted tourism chief says film buffs have already started visiting a north-east harbour on the back of its starring role in a hit movie. Scenes from Whisky Galore, which features comedian Eddie Izzard among an all-star cast and hit cinema screens this month, were filmed in Portsoy in 2015. Last night Roger Goodyear, the […]

World War II re-enactment festival delights crowds

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The crowds enjoyed the sunshine and the huge range of exhibits on show at last weekend’s World War Two festival in Aultbea and Poolewe. Veterans from the UK and Russia joined serving personnel and diplomats to view the various attractions, which included lifesize replicas of a Spitfire and Messerschmit, a Soviet T34 tank and a […]

Scotlands Malt Whisky Trail

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Scotland’s Malt Whisky Trail is the only trail of its kind in the world. Set in the heart of stunning Speyside, this trail takes in seven world-famous working distilleries, one historic distillery and the fascinating Speyside Cooperage.Speyside is famous for its wonderful whisky and is often called ‘Malt Whisky Country’. It’s home to more than […]

Driving in Scotland?

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Just a few guidlines to help you drive in the Highlands Enjoy the freedom of planning your own amazing holiday around Scotland on a road trip, and you can choose your own attractions, accommodation and places to eat.

The Northern Lights

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The Northen lights or ‘Aurora borealis’ We can’t guarantee anything, but did you know the North of Scotland is one of the best places in the world to spot the Northern Lights. More prominent from September on, the dark skies above the Highlands are luminous with magical auroras. Photographers can often be seen scrambling outdoors […]