The North Highlands and World War 2

Last month the world paid tribute to Joachim Rønneberg, Norwegian war hero and key player in the sabotage of the Norsk Hydro heavy water plant during World War II, an action which put the end to the German development of nuclear weapons. Not many people know, however, that the North Highlands played its own small

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Spooky Stories of the North Highlands

VisitScotland released this week an article on Scotland’s Ghost trail. The article got us thinking about all the spooky stories we have heard over the years from around the North Highlands. Here’s a few of our favourites! Culloden Battlefield is situated near Inverness, the city often known as the capital of the Highlands. The site

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A taste of the North Highlands

In just one week, Caithness will see the return of the annual celebration of food and drink producers in the Highlands – Taste North. The popular event takes place in the Autumn each year and is very popular, this year the event takes place on Sunday 30th September. In previous years, the event has taken

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Back to School

Here in the North, our schools return for a new term on Tuesday 21st August after a blissful seven weeks holiday. We’d go as far as to say that this summer has been the best weather we’ve had in years, a real treat for us locals and visitors to our wee corner of the world.

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Get to know Sutherland

Sutherland, a wonderful region of the North Highlands is made up of many small towns and villages. Sutherland is a less populated, remote area of the North Highlands which is home to remarkable history and beautiful scenery. Dornoch This beautiful small town is known as the ‘county town’ of the Sutherland area. Dornoch is home

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Taste of Caithness

The North Highlands are oozing with fresh, successful food businesses. There is a huge variety from confectionery, cakes, bakery goodies and seafood produce… All of which are super delicious! All things CAKE! The choice for a confectionary birthday, wedding or celebration cakes is endless. Whether you are looking for a small, bespoke cake or a

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Iconic Scenes of the North Highlands

The North Highlands may be slightly off-the-beaten-track but with the beautiful iconic scenes which the area has to offer – that we who live here are very familiar with – the region just doesn’t compare! Here we will look at four of the iconic scenes within the North Highlands which you will struggle to find

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