Caithness Chocolate – A true north Highland chocolatier

Regular readers might remember that last year I had my first taster of Caithness Chocolate, and I wrote a little post about the flavours I tried! Now that we have settled into Caithness life for a little while, I felt the time was right to find out some more about these delicious treats from Ruth, […]

Puffin Croft – Cara’s story of following your dreams

In September 2016 Cara moved from London to John O’Groats in Caithness to run Puffin Croft. Cara had over 20 years of nannying experience in London, but a random advert caught the eye of her sister, and just 10 weeks later, she was moving over 700 miles north to run a croft and petting farm […]

Wolfburn Distillery – rediscovering Thurso’s whisky heritage

Scotland is famous for its whisky production all over the country, and Caithness has two distilleries on the North Coast 500 route, both with tours available for visitors. In early 2018 we took advantage of cut-price tour tickets at Wolfburn Distillery in Thurso. Wolfburn has a distinctive story, with the original distillery being founded in […]

Dolphin Spirit Boat Trip – Inverness

Last week I went on my second voyage aboard the Dolphin Spirit boat trip along the Beauly and Inverness firths. A firth is an inlet leading to the open sea. We covered seven nautical miles on our trip, which lasted 75 minutes. We arrived at Inverness Marina, where there are a large number of boats moored.

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