Portskerra Harbour – off the beaten track

We took another trip off the beaten track recently, one on of those days where the weather was unexpectedly better than forecast. After a trip round the county showing family well known spots like Castle Sinclair Girnigoe and Dunnet Beach, we headed west into Sutherland, and ended up at Portskerra Harbour!

Unique Caithness Accommodation on the NC500

As we are getting to know Caithness, I’ve been learning lots about how we can enjoy this lovely county. As well as places to eat, shop and visit, I’ve seen that there are many distinctive places to stay in Caithness, so I’ve created a little round-up/wishlist of unique Caithness accommodations to consider if you are […]

What can you expect at a Scottish Highland Games?

Highland Games are a huge part of national culture all over Scotland, and while centuries ago these events would have been a display of clan rivalry for the biggest and bravest soldiers to compete, these are a much more friendly affair nowadays!

Dunnet Bay Distillery Tour and Tasting

It’s no secret to AHB readers that I am a lover of gin. I’ve enjoyed tastings and tours at Caorunn and Eden Mill, but since moving to Caithness in 2017, I hadn’t got round to visiting Dunnet Bay Distillery – home of Rock Rose gin and our local gin distillery – less than 20 miles […]

Lybster Harbour – Off the beaten track

Recently Mr B had to pop down to Lybster for an appointment so I took a spontaneous opportunity to travel with him in the car and do a little bit of exploration around the harbour. We pass Lybster all the time if we are heading south to Inverness, or to the River Bothy which is […]

Visit Dornoch – A Guide on what to see, do, shop and eat

Dornoch is one of the most picturesque towns in the Highlands.There are many things to enjoy if you head there for a day trip, so a Visit Dornoch guide is definitely overdue! For beach lovers, Dornoch has one of the best beaches within easy driving distance of Inverness.

Whaligoe Harbour – stepping down to the fishing history of Caithness

I have written about the cafe at Whaligoe Harbour a few months ago, but it was only earlier this month that we actually got round to walking down the 300+ steps down the cliff face.

When Wally the Walrus came to Wick

In the middle of May 2018, the Caithness sea-watching page on Facebook went mad. Not because dolphins or whales had been spotted (which is quite normal up here at this time of year) but because there was a real-life walrus, in Wick! Affectionately known as Wally, his movements around the north coast of Caithness and […]

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