Clowns of the Sea | Puffins at Dunnet Head

The Caithness coastline is a key place for visitors of the North Coast 500 to come and spy some of the most amazing wildlife. And from May until August, puffins can be spotted on the cliffs that tower above the North Sea. Care should always be taken when at the top of cliffs, as often […]

Exploring Sutherland | The Falls of Shin & Rosehall Forest

Last week I posted about the village of Lairg, which is a hidden gem in the heart of the Highlands. I was originally going to include the trips that we did out of Lairg into the Kyle of Sutherland, but it would have been a mammoth post, so I decided to create another post to […]

Lairg | The Crossroads of the Highlands

Last week I had a few days away across the county border in Sutherland, and I had the opportunity to explore the small village of Lairg.

JOGT: Duncansby to Skirza – John O’Groats Trail

At the beginning of February I signed up to walk a stretch of the/ John O'Groats Trail (JOGT) which is a coastal walking route from Inverness to John O' Groats - 147 miles passing through stunning coastal scenery and historical points of interest.

Elgin – Moray’s Cathedral Town: What to see, do, eat and drink

Way back in January 2019 I had a day in Elgin – which is nestled halfway between Inverness and Aberdeen. You can read about my mill tour at Johnstons of Elgin, home of fine cashmere homeware and clothing, but in this post, I’ll be sharing more of what you can expect to see, do, eat […]

Johnstons of Elgin Mill Tour

I was in Elgin recently. You can read more in this post for exploring this cathedral town in Moray, but today I thought I'd tell you about a mill tour at Johnstons of Elgin which is not only free, but fascinating!

Inverness’s best kept secret – SHIMCA Lotus Blossom Cafe

I think that I've stumbled upon the best kept secret in Inverness - The Lotus Blossom Cafe run by the Scottish Highlands & Islands and Moray Chinese Association (SHIMCA)! (This post is not an ad).

Old Wick Castle

It's a new year and this means new explorations for A Highland Blend, starting with a January walk along the John O'Groats trail to Old Wick Castle.

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