4 amazing nature experiences you can enjoy in Caithness

Right at the tip of mainland Scotland, Caithness is part of the Scottish Highlands and a place where visitors can enjoy views of stunning coastlines, big skies, and hills. Amongst the views, there are also memorable nature experiences available on land and the sea. Please check directly with the businesses directly for opening dates and […]

Forests in Scotland | Taking a walk in the woods

In almost all areas of Scotland you will find a forest. As the 21st of March is known as the International Day of Forests, I’ll take you on a (virtual) tour of some spectacular woodlands! As with being outside generally, there are a lot of health benefits associated with being outside in a forestry environment. […]

Building a Business website | The woes, worries and wins!

When I’m talking to fellow business owners, building and maintaining a business website seems to be the most universally daunting task. When I recently published a post on Instagram and Facebook with my own thoughts on the importance of websites, I was inundated with comments and messages. The woes included a lack of time or […]

What I’ve learned from local businesses in Caithness

As I set out on my own business journey (see here for how I’m now working with local businesses in Caithness to strengthen their online promotion), I’m really keen to learn from other local businesses. In today’s feature, I’ve gathered the thoughts of four businesswomen on how the region of Caithness shapes their offering, along […]

Why I’ve launched A Highland Blend to work with Caithness businesses

In 2017 I flitted north from Inverness to Wick in Caithness, and in 2018 I rebranded my blog to A Highland Blend. Since living in Caithness, I’ve got to know the locals and their businesses, got involved with the local community, and started to explore this stunning region, which sits right on the NC500. I’ve […]

Getting out and about: 3 Day Trip Walks in East Caithness

This post rounds up 3 of my favourite leisurely walks on the east coast of Caithness and was originally written when we were in the depths of the Covid-19 pandemic. These walks could be combined to create your own day trip itinerary. The first walk I’m sharing is one that I’ve enjoyed in all seasons […]

Top places to eat in and around the #NorthCoast500

The Highland region of Scotland has an amazing larder of ingredients, and some top hospitality talent to showcase them! Here’s my round-up of some of the best places to eat in and around the North Coast 500. Please do check opening times for yourself and if necessary book in advance – businesses in some rural […]

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage – Wick | #ad

This post is an advertised post. I received two nights of complimentary accommodation in exchange for an impartial review of the Lighthouse Keepers Cottage. There’s a definite rise in people looking for unique self-catering accommodation for their holidays, whether that’s by way of dramatic location, timeless features of the property, or proximity to experiencing life […]

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