Relocating to a new area can be overwhelming. You could find the ideal employment opportunity and read up on every aspect of what your life could be but without paying a visit, it will be even more nerve wracking to pack up your life and move it to the highlands.

We recommend you visit the area, explore the towns, villages, meet the people and the wide open spaces before you select where you might call home. There’s only so much you can take in from reading, getting advice and looking at photographs. You need to feel at home, really see yourself and your family having a life in this area. As we all know, living isn’t just about working and we’re keen to show off the quality of life the highlands of Scotland can offer you and your family.

When to come is the next question. The Highlands offers different excitement at different times of the year. The spring sees new life in the fields and the nights start to stretch. Summer boasts the longest days, which in their peak, can last almost 24hours. Autumn in the highlands is a real treat as the area changes colour and the early evening sunsets allow us to get excited about those cosy Winter nights ahead. The Winter brings natural excitement as the world class surf reaches it’s peak and the Aurora Borealis lights up the sky with breathtaking displays.

Planning a trip couldn’t be easier, the Venture North website is packed full of information on the North of Scotland as a whole with detailed information on each area and what it has to offer. If you’ve got your eye on the most northerly UK mainland town and the only town along the northern coast of Scotland, then make sure you check out the Discover Thurso website. You can read about the town, it’s history and it’s people and even download their visitor pack which includes not to miss places and lists places to eat and socialise.