Marketing and VA support for businesses in the Scottish Highlands


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I support businesses based in the scenic Scottish Highlands through digital marketing support and virtual assistant services. I love to help businesses effectively tell their stories, increase their knowledge and use of social media platforms, and improve their organisation.

Hi I’m Susan

Using my experience and skills in digital marketing, administration and project management, I help businesses to achieve their goals.

A Highland Blend is based in Caithness, the very north of the Scottish Highlands. I’m a keen baker, photographer and local adventurer – often taking Mr B and my trusty labrador out on our explorations. I try my best to champion the local area, whether that’s the produce, the people, or places to visit.

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'I loved working with Susan, she understood me and what I needed for my business so well. She's very skilled and knowledgeable, and helped me take a huge step forward in marketing my business. I would highly recommend A Highland Blend if you're needing help with your business.'

Wellness Sector Client, September 2023

'Susan was a fantastic support to my team and I from 2013-2023. Susan got involved in all manner of tasks and worked very effectively remotely. I would describe Susan as professional, organised, efficient, meticulous and creative. She is also friendly, helpful and a skilled writer.'

Jacky MacMillan, University of the Highlands and Islands, April 2023

I am the most technophobic person on this planet. Anything computer or website related, I usually just stick my head in the sand and hide. Susan has helped me massively over the past few weeks and held my hand through the process of designing and planning email campaigns and creating a mailing list. I highly recommend Susan to any fellow dinosaurs that need a hand with marketing, admin or website chat!

Kelly Munro, Kelly Munro Jewellery, April 2023

'Just had another fantastic afternoon learning how to do reels with Susan. I feel so much more confident posting on social media using content that grabs attention. Delighted to see so much more interaction on our posts, stories and reels. Would highly recommend A Highland Blend and using Susan's expertise!'

Angela Williamson, Above and Beyond Tours Caithness

'Susan is very reassuring to work with! I asked her to help me transfer my existing guest info pack to an online guide, and her eye for detail and local knowledge came through in all her suggestions. Her understanding of the brief really showed in the final result. I will certainly be asking her to help with copy and social media again.'

Ben Makin, The Lighthouse Keepers Cottage

'I have worked with Susan before, so when I needed to pull a social media post together fast, Susan was my first thought. She is friendly, approachable, and understood our vision for the farm. I will be asking for her help again in the future - thanks so much!'

Isla Mackay, Geise Farm Thurso

'Susan mostly deals with the social media side of things, but as well as that, Susan will offer a lot of advice. Whenever we're looking to freshen things up or push things forward, Susan will come up with an abundance of ideas, knowledge and expertise'

Lisa Poulsen, Founder of Caithness Market

'Susan resolved my business pain point and moved my business forward. Susan is very communicative and efficient, helpful and knowledgeable. I would definitely work with A Highland Blend again if I need help or advice'

Alan Skivington, Clyth Charcuterie

'Susan has been so helpful and patient with helping me plan my new product launch. She has great ideas and resources, and looks at things from a different perspective. I'd 100% recommend Susan if you are unsure how to plan and prepare your marketing and social media, she knows her stuff!

Kelly Munro, Kelly Munro Jewellery


Blog posts for businesses

I provide practical resources and articles for businesses looking to enhance their social media presence and improve their organisation. You'll find tips, guides, and expert insights to navigate the ever-changing digital landscape.

Visiting the Scottish Highlands?

My blog is also a hub for those interested in exploring Scotland, particularly the Scottish Highlands north of Inverness. Whether you’re planning a trip or curious about the region, my blog offers a range of information about activities and areas that you can enjoy.

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