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.

Off the beaten track: Dunbeath Strath

Early in autumn, we took ourselves on a bit of exploration of Dunbeath. Whilst I have already visited the stunning Dunbeath Castle Gardens earlier on in the year, I had not ventured to the northern side of the river which flows out into the north sea. One of these small fishing villages that are dotted […]

A North Coast stay at the Melvich Hotel, Sutherland (#AD)

In Autumn 2018 we took ourselves off west at the kind invitation of the Melvich Hotel, for a little one-night dinner, bed and breakfast stay! The drive from Wick is about 45 minutes, the perfect distance to feel like that you’re getting away from it all in the knowledge that home is not too far […]

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