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.

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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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Susan was great at showing us how to create improved social media posts and reels. The 2 x 2 hours seasons worked perfectly. And as we are busy, the arranged evening sessions worked very well.

William and Adelaine Munro,

Caithness Seacoast Ltd

From our very first session with Susan, it was apparent that the accountability, space to take stock, and an experienced and engaged ‘critical friend’ that we’d found in Susan was going to be invaluable to our business, moving forward. Additional to the wider strategy-building, Susan has made practical suggestions which immediately began taking the stress out of our daily workload, and improved how we communicate with each other, as well as our clients. We’re now making plans to have regular sessions, excited about what the future holds for our business, rather than dreading the towering ‘to-do’ lists.

Kay Nicolson, Marks and Pencils

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

Susan was a fantastic support to me and my team 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,

'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

'Just had another fantastic afternoon learning how to do reels with Susan, I feel so much more confident posting content on social media 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 helped me with setting email marketing up for my business. Susan is very 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

'I feel more confident and have a renewed excitement to share my passion for Caithness through social media content and marketing. Susan has motivated me to be more structured and organised to help achieve my business goals. So lucky to have this service and support locally!'

Angela Williamson, Above and Beyond Tours Caithness

'Susan has helped us tick off a few tasks now that we previously hadn't had the time to complete. A Highland Blend took the stress of the job away from us and we have been really grateful for Susan's help.

Isla Mackay, Ynot Thuso

'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 any help with your business.'

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