Dunrobin Castle: A fairytale chateau in the Northern Scottish Highlands

At first glance at Dunrobin Castle, you might think that you have been magically transported to France. But I assure you that you are still in the northern Scottish Highlands! Located just a mile north of Golspie, this castle with its fairy-tale spires and turrets seems quite out of place considering the rocky and mountainous […]

Stay At A Historic 200-Year-Old inn On The NC500: The Golspie Inn (AD)

(I was invited by the Golspie Inn for a complimentary overnight stay in exchange for a feature on A Highland Blend) Travelling regularly from Caithness to Inverness, we pass through the Sutherland town of Golspie and while we regularly grab a coffee-to-go from the Coffee Bothy, we haven’t managed to explore Golspie previously. In October, […]
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My Journey From Blogger To Business Owner Over The Past Decade

My decision to start a business last year was a long time in the making. I can trace this right over the last decade, from when I started a blog way back in 2011! Rewinding back to my childhood and teenage years, I’ve always been a writer at heart. I frequently had notebooks in which I […]

Discover authentic Highland comfort and hospitality at the Altnaharra Hotel, Sutherland (AD)

(I was invited by the Altnaharra Hotel for a complimentary DBB overnight stay in exchange for a review feature on A Highland Blend. All opinions shared are our own.) In September we joined the procession of camper vans and cyclists heading west on the North Coast 500. However, our final destination was 25 miles south […]

3 reasons why I value sending emails over social media

I’ve now had my toe in the world of email marketing for just over 6 months now, and I can honestly say that dropping into inboxes each month has been one of my favourite things to do when working “on” my own business. In this blog post, I explain what email marketing is, three personal […]

A B&B aboard MV Hamnavoe – with Northlink Ferries (AD)

AD (I was gifted complimentary return travel for 2 on the Northlink Ferries Scrabster-Stromness route aboard MV Hamnavoe in exchange for this feature) This blog post is actually almost 18 months in the making, as I was due to travel in Spring 2020. Thank you to Julie from Weber Shandwick and Northlink Ferries for their […]

4 underused features of Instagram that you can use for your business

In this month’s post for businesses, I’m outlining 4 native features of Instagram which you could use to boost the reach or engagement for your business and in my opinion are underused features. These are features that are readily available on the platform for all users and can increase reach and visibility, as well as […]

A Highland Blend’s guide to spotting dolphins at Chanonry Point

The North of Scotland has many locations where it’s possible to spot dolphins or other marine life. However, probably the best opportunity to see the Moray Firth dolphins lies at Chanonry Point on the Black Isle. Today I’m filling you in on what to expect if you head there and tips to maximise your dolphin […]

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