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Business services offered by A Highland Blend

A Highland Blend offers a range of digital marketing and VA support services for businesses in the Highlands of Scotland.

I thrive on being a calm supportive cheerleader who assists business owners to reach their goals. With almost twenty years experience of administration and marketing support, project management and event support, I’m pretty sure that there’s something I could help you with (although, I don’t offer Finance/Bookkeeping or Website Design services – they’re just not my bag)!

Do any of the following resonate with you?

  • You’re struggling against a rising tide of business admin tasks
  • You’re unsure of how to reach your ideal customer or client and need help writing copy that engages them
  • You see the potential of digital marketing content like email newsletters and blogs, but don’t have the time to create them
  • You would like to learn for yourself the technical tools and tricks of platforms such as Instagram and Facebook
  • You’d love to learn about Canva and creating eye-catching images and video

I offer a range of ‘done for you’ and done with you’ digital marketing and VA services. Keep reading for more detail on these.

If you’d prefer to get in touch with some information about your business via email, you can do that by dropping me a line at, however the quickest and most effective way I can learn about your business and propose ways of working together is through a no-obligation consultation held in Wick or on Microsoft Teams.

My diary is currently closed to new clients. I hope to reopen towards the middle/end March 2024. Please send me an email, ( letting me know you're interested in a consultation and and I will let you know when my diary reopens!

' Done with you' services

Social media sprint sessions

I offer Social Media Sprint sessions where we work together to develop the captions for your social media posts. These sessions can be offered on a one-off or on a regular basis. For more information about Sprint sessions click on the below button. A one hour sprint costs £29 and bulk booking discounts for more than 3 sessions are also available!

Social media training

I offer 1:1 social media training getting businesses to grips with the basic functions and tools of Instagram and Facebook. Pricing starts from £49 per hour (3 hours minimum) and you'll go away with some personalised resources to walk you through some of the processes you need help with.

Special offers will be publicised here on this page throughout the year.

' Done for you' services

Virtual Assistant Services

I have over 18 years of admin, project management and event management experience. You can outsource the following to me:

  • social media content creation and scheduling
  • general business administration and diary management
  • editing and proofreading of copy for websites, social media content, emails, newsletters and other digital marketing channels.
  • business research
  • project management
  • travel and itinerary planning

Just drop me an email to with your requirements or book a no-obligation consultation with me. My VA hourly rate starts from £25 per hour. I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office, have contracts and Professional Indemnity Insurance in place.

Feature on the A Highland Blend blog

I love to share the best of the Scottish Highlands and my passion project is my blog. If you wish to promote your business (Scottish Highland Businesses only), advertised features or reviews are available on the A Highland Blend blog. Photography can be included for an additional cost or can be supplied by you. Advertised features and reviews also include social media posts on Facebook and Instagram. All content will be marked as an #ad whether payment has been received or payment in kind (free accommodation/meals/tickets).

My press pack and current rates can be requested by emailing

Kind words


Susan was great at showing us how to create improved social media posts and reels. The 2 x 2 hours seasons worked perfectly. And as we are busy, the arranged evening sessions worked very well.

William and Adelaine Munro,

Caithness Seacoast Ltd

From our very first session with Susan, it was apparent that the accountability, space to take stock, and an experienced and engaged ‘critical friend’ that we’d found in Susan was going to be invaluable to our business, moving forward. Additional to the wider strategy-building, Susan has made practical suggestions which immediately began taking the stress out of our daily workload, and improved how we communicate with each other, as well as our clients. We’re now making plans to have regular sessions, excited about what the future holds for our business, rather than dreading the towering ‘to-do’ lists.

Kay Nicolson, Marks and Pencils

I am the most technophobic person on this planet. Anything computer or website related, I usually just stick my head in the sand and hide. Susan has helped me massively over the past few weeks and held my hand through the process of designing and planning email campaigns and creating a mailing list. I highly recommend Susan to any fellow dinosaurs that need a hand with marketing, admin or website chat!

Kelly Munro, Kelly Munro Jewellery

Susan was a fantastic support to me and my team from 2013-2023. Susan got involved in all manner of tasks and worked very effectively remotely. I would describe Susan as professional, organised, efficient, meticulous and creative. She is also friendly, helpful and a skilled writer.

Jacky MacMillan, University of the Highlands and Islands,

'Susan is very reassuring to work with! I asked her to help me transfer my existing guest info pack to an online guide, and her eye for detail and local knowledge came through in all her suggestions. Her understanding of the brief really showed in the final result. I will certainly be asking her to help with copy and social media again.'

Ben Makin, The Lighthouse Keepers Cottage

'I have worked with Susan before, so when I needed to pull a social media post together fast, Susan was my first thought. She is friendly, approachable, and understood our vision for the farm. I will be asking for her help again in the future - thanks so much!'

Isla Mackay, Geise Farm Thurso

'Just had another fantastic afternoon learning how to do reels with Susan, I feel so much more confident posting content on social media that grabs attention. Delighted to see so much more interaction on our posts, stories and reels. Would highly recommend A Highland Blend and using Susan's expertise!'

Angela Williamson, Above and Beyond Tours Caithness

'Susan helped me with setting email marketing up for my business. Susan is very helpful and knowledgeable. I would definitely work with A Highland Blend again if I need help or advice.'

Alan Skivington, Clyth Charcuterie

'Susan has been so helpful and patient with helping me plan my new product launch. She has great ideas and resources, and looks at things from a different perspective. I'd 100% recommend Susan if you are unsure how to plan and prepare your marketing and social media, she knows her stuff!

Kelly Munro, Kelly Munro Jewellery

'I feel more confident and have a renewed excitement to share my passion for Caithness through social media content and marketing. Susan has motivated me to be more structured and organised to help achieve my business goals. So lucky to have this service and support locally!'

Angela Williamson, Above and Beyond Tours Caithness

'Susan has helped us tick off a few tasks now that we previously hadn't had the time to complete. A Highland Blend took the stress of the job away from us and we have been really grateful for Susan's help.

Isla Mackay, Ynot Thuso

'I loved working with Susan, she understood me and what I needed for my business so well. She's very skilled and knowledgeable, and helped me take a huge step forward in marketing my business. I would highly recommend A Highland Blend if you're needing any help with your business.'

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