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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 […]

5 Distilleries and Breweries to visit in Caithness

As you travel the Scottish Highlands, you’ll find an abundance of distilleries and breweries producing fine spirits and ales. These drams and brews are well-loved locally, and some have exported to far-flung countries or won prestigious awards. Today’s post showcases the amazing distilleries and breweries that you can visit in Caithness. During a distillery tour […]

The three best things I’ve done to develop my business

I started my business in 2020, along with thousands of others who took the leap into working for themselves. In a year of lockdown and restrictions, today I’m reflecting on three things I’ve done so far to develop my business. Listening to and learning from others I’ve been devouring so many resources, to learn from […]

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