Far North of Scotland – 5 quiet spots to explore and enjoy

Living in Caithness, it can be easy to stick to the same spots out of familiarity, but this year, I explored a number of 'new to me' places over the summer and early autumn. This period of exploring new places has coincided with Lonely Planet's recent (October 2023) recognition of the Far North region as […]

AD: Beers and Bats Tour in Thurso | A unique experience with Seawolf Wildlife Tours

There are plenty of good places in Thurso to get a pint on a Friday night. What we weren’t aware of is that there’s a thriving bat population right here in Caithness, just waiting to be discovered on Seawolf Wildlife 'Beers and Bats' tour! (I was given two complimentary places on the ‘Beers and Bats’ […]

The best things to do in Wick, Caithness

I've lived in Wick for over 4 years, and so while I've written lots about generally exploring Caithness, I've not written a dedicated post about our friendly east coast town - until now! Wick is situated right on the north coast 500, so if you are planning a trip, make sure you bookmark this post […]

Street Food: Shacks, Trailers and Trucks in the Scottish Highlands and Islands

If you're travelling about the north of Scotland, you may have seen an explosion of street food traders popping up in laybys, scenic spots and even industrial estates. With many more visitors to the Highlands over the past few years, producers are bringing the food to you, meaning that you can have a taste of […]

How to plan your trip to the stunning Scottish Highlands

This blog post is for visitors who are intending to experience, explore and savour the Scottish Highlands. I invite you to not use roads as a personal racetrack but instead experience the breadth of Highland history, scenery, community and culture, as well as to support our local businesses. As we start 2022, when visitors to […]

Enjoy home from home comforts at Highland Apartments by Mansley (#AD)

One of my favourite types of holiday is a city break. I normally stay in hotels for the convenience of a short stay, but recently I was invited by Mansley to stay in one of their Highland Apartments in Inverness. (As I received a complimentary overnight stay in return for this feature, this post is […]

Dunrobin Castle: A fairytale chateau in the Northern Scottish Highlands

At first glance at Dunrobin Castle, you might think that you have been magically transported to France. But I assure you that you are still in the northern Scottish Highlands! Located just a mile north of Golspie, this castle with its fairy-tale spires and turrets seems quite out of place considering the rocky and mountainous […]

Stay At A Historic 200-Year-Old inn On The NC500: The Golspie Inn (AD)

(I was invited by the Golspie Inn for a complimentary overnight stay in exchange for a feature on A Highland Blend) Travelling regularly from Caithness to Inverness, we pass through the Sutherland town of Golspie and while we regularly grab a coffee-to-go from the Coffee Bothy, we haven’t managed to explore Golspie previously. In October, […]

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