The Journey

Monday, May 11TH 2020

Balblair

Balblair distillery considers perfection above all else. Every year the distillery manager, John Macdonald, selects whiskies that have reached their exact point of “optimum maturation”, the peak of perfection. With this you’ll find a leathery, nutty and full-bodied flavour.

Tuesday, May 12TH 2020

Glenmorangie

Glenmorangie have always been dedicated to craft, ceaselessly working towards the goal for single malt perfection. And to this day, Glenmorangie honour the Distillery’s roots in their award-winning single malt. Distilled in Scotland’s tallest stills, matured in the finest casks and perfected by The Men of Tain Glenmorangie's whisky is exceptionally smooth and wonderfully complex and sure to delight whisky lovers for generations to come.

Wednesday, May 13TH 2020

The Dalmore

Founded by Alexander Matheson, The Dalmore distillery has been operating on the banks of the Cromarty Firth since 1839 and prides itself on an unbroken chain of brilliant, visionary and influential craftsmen. For over 150 years The Dalmore has set the standard in multi cask maturation. Hand selected casks from the world’s finest bodegas and wineries are expertly curated to create a sumptuous and layered whisky of legendary finesse.

Thursday, May 14TH 2020

The Singleton of Glen Ord

Founded on the Black Isle in the Scottish Highlands, Glen Ord sits on a stretch of land that had been in the possession of Clan Mackenzie for nearly 700 years when Thomas Mackenzie built the distillery in 1838. Glen Ord’s exclusive twin water source combines soft Highland rainwater accumulated high in the Scottish mountains with water from the heart of an ancient artesian spring, aptly described as “water from the heavens and earth”. Glen Ord is also one of a handful of distilleries that still malts its barley on site.

Friday, May 15TH 2020

Tomatin

For generations, the craftsmen at Tomatin have been combining soft mountain water with tender local barley to produce it’s distinctively mellow and fruity taste. You have heard the myths of this often wild and beautiful place, but the truth lies only in its spirit. Tomatin own and distribute a full brand portfolio; the flagship brand is ‘Tomatin Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky’ which incorporates a core range of different age and flavour profile whiskies along with regular limited edition releases.

Friday, May 08TH 2020

Wolfburn

Wolfburn is Scotland’s most northerly whisky distillery on the mainland and we pride ourselves by making whisky the traditional way, bottling by hand and taking our time, producing a quality dram. Our warehouses are beautifully dark and cool, providing the perfect environment for the spirit to mature into world-class single malt whisky.

Saturday, May 09TH 2020

Old Pulteney

Defined and shaped by its stunning coastal location, Old Pulteney single malt Scotch whisky owes much to its home town of Wick. With traditional warehouses exposed to the invigorating sea air blowing in off the North Sea, Old Pulteney captures the taste of the sea in every drop of its liquid gold; from subtle coastal chords to more defined salty notes. Delivering a flavour spectrum from vanilla to spice with an added hint of saltiness, Old Pulteney takes you from vibrancy to indulgence.

Sunday, May 10TH 2020

Clynelish

Clynelish is an anglicised version of the Gaelic for green pasture. And, though it’s a coastal whisky, this is fitting for a Scotch with sweet floral fragrances and verdant flavour notes. 

Over the years, Clynelish has continued to be held in high regard and today’s malt whisky gurus consistently praise its unique combination of North Highland and maritime qualities. It’s a name with a long history, one that predates the distillery we know today, but which has adorned the labels of whisky bottles for almost 200 years.

The Highland Hospitality Tour | £25

Intimate and educational, our Highland Hospitality Tour provides a great taste of what it takes to produce our whisky plus sample two drams from our collection. Duration: 1.5 hours

10:00 | 11:00 | 12:00 | 13:00 | 14:00 | 15:00 | 16:00

John MacDonald’s Masterclass | £100

Join our Distillery Manager, John MacDonald on an exclusive and in-depth tour of Balblair Distillery, plus a guided tasting of four whiskies from our collection. Duration: 2 hours

10:00 | 14:00

Complimentary Transport | FREE

A complimentary bus will also run from Tain High Street and Dornoch Square, every 45 mins from 9.30am until 5.15pm. Confirm your place in advance with us!

Tain Taxis | 10% Discount

Tain Taxis are working in collaboration with the Highland Whisky Festival to make your journey as smooth as possible.

A 10% discount on your taxi fare will be offered to those attending the festival. 

The Glenmorangie Distillery Experience | £15

The Glenmorangie Distillery Experience tour guides you through the distillery, before going behind the scenes to our Anaerobic Digestion Plant and finishing with a tasting of Glenmorangie Original.

 

Price includes a guided tasting of Glenmorangie Original and a special edition Glenmorangie Highland Whisky Festival tasting glass.

 

Duration: 1 hour 30 mins

Private Edition Tour and Tasting | £30

This in-depth tour allows guests to discover areas of the Distillery which inspired our award-winning Private Edition single malts, before enjoying a tasting with one of our globally renowned Whisky Ambassadors.

 

Price includes a guided tasting of three Glenmorangie Private Edition single malts and a special edition Glenmorangie Highland Whisky Festival tasting glass.

 

Duration: 1 hour 30 mins

Old and Rare Tasting | £45

We invite you to immerse yourself in a truly exquisite tasting of some of Glenmorangie’s oldest and rarest single malts, paired with a selection of Highland cheeses.

 

Price includes a guided tasting of three Glenmorangie Prestige single malts and a special edition Glenmorangie Highland Whisky Festival tasting glass.

 

Duration: 1 hour

Rare Cask Dining experience | £120

We invite you to join us for a unique and intimate dining experience, to celebrate a new and exclusive Glenmorangie Distillery Rare Cask release with our Distillery Manager, Andy MacDonald.

 

Price includes Glenmorangie cocktails and canapes, four course Highland Dinner, coffee/ drams of Glenmorangie Signet and a tasting of Glenmorangie Distillery Rare Cask. Option to purchase Glenmorangie Rare Cask release, Cask 1784 at an additional price.

 

Limited number of tickets available. Duration: 7pm – 10pm

Tain Taxis | 10% Discount

Tain Taxis are working in collaboration with the Highland Whisky Festival to make your journey as smooth as possible.

A 10% discount on your taxi fare will be offered to those attending the festival. 

The Dalmore Experience | £50

Join the team at The Dalmore for a truly special tour and tasting. Distillery Manager Stuart Robertson and Operations Director Shane Healy will take you on a guided tour of our brand home, sharing tales and insights of our production process. After this, you will be led to the banks of The Cromarty Firth. Overlooking the Firth, Richard Paterson and Shauna Jennens will lead you through a tasting of four very special whiskies.

 

The whiskies include two cask samples, a preview of the new distillery exclusive, plus The Dalmore King Alexander III. A truly unforgettable experience.

 

Tours and tastings are limited to 15 guests, making this an intimate experience.

11:00 | 14:00 | 17:00

A9 Taxis | 20% Discount

A9 Taxis are working in collaboration with the Highland Whisky Festival to make your journey as smooth as possible.

A 20% discount off the metered fare will be offered for those attending the festival. 

Behind the Scenes Distillery Tour: | £40

Not only will you experience the sights and smells of our distillery but here you will have the rare opportunity to test your own skills taking grist and wash samples, as well as a spirit charge from the SRWV.

11:00

Maltings Operator Tour | £25

Join one of our Senior Operators to gain an insight into the inner workings of our modern drum maltings before enjoying 4 specially selected whiskies.

12:00

Distillery Operator Tour | £25

Exclusively for the Highland Whisky Festival you can join one of our Senior Operators for a Tour of Glen Ord Distillery including a tasting of The Singleton of Glen Ord 12, 15 and 18 year old whiskies.

12:30

Behind the Scenes Maltings Tour | £40

An opportunity to see our Drum Maltings through the eyes of a Senior Operator with entry into a drying kiln, the chance to see inside a drum and experience the smell and warmth of the peat fire.

14:30

Warehouse Tasting Experience | £15

Enjoy a tutored nosing and tasting of The Singleton Range (Singleton of Glen Ord, Singleton of Dufftown & Singleton of Glendullan) in the fantastic surroundings of our duty-free warehouse.

15:00

Cocktail Masterclass | £20

Malt Whisky in Cocktails? Why Not! 

 

“You’re not supposed to put whisky in cocktails, especially not Malt Whisky” - NONSENSE! 

 

The world best bartenders are mixing world class cocktails with Single Malt whisky. 

 

This talk, held by Global Singleton Ambassador Ervin Trykowski, will analyse attitudes towards Malt Whisky and talk about the past, present and future of Scotland’s national treasure being used behind the stick! You will be sure to leave with a smile on your face after a sampling of three different cocktails as well as three Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.

13:00

Cooperage Display | FREE

This is the perfect chance to chat with one of our coopers – coming all the way from Cambus, Callum Carberry will be delighted to show you the ropes! Learn more about the hard work the coopers put in to allow our casks to mature the finest whisky.

Fill Your Own Bottle | £90

To celebrate the first ever Highland Whisky Festival, you can fill your very own bottle of The Singleton of Glen Ord Single Malt Scotch Whisky directly from the cask. The perfect memento!

Highland Malt Whisky Tasting Experience with Davy Holt | FREE

Davy Holt, of the Highland Malt Whisky Experience will take you on a tasting journey as you sample a selection of three Singleton of Glen Ord drams whilst regaling you in songs, stories and history of the Highlands and the whisky industry.

ALL DAY

Bus & Train Time Table from Inverness to Muir of Ord |

It's a 15 minute walk to the Glen Ord distillery from the Train Station or Bus Stop in Muir of Ord. Please find the timetable linked below:

 

2019 Bus & Train timetable to Muir of Ord from Inverness and back.

 

Legacy Tour With Cheese & Chocolate Pairings | £10

Explore our distillery and learn how we produce our award winning whiskies. You will learn about the unique legacy of Tomatin which, having started in 1897, is the driving force for the company today. Finish up with three of our Tomatin Single Malts, each revealing why we are the ‘softer side of the Highlands’. For added fun on our festival day, we will demonstrate how well our whiskies lend themselves as pairings, including chocolate from Highland Patissier and cheese from a local Highland supplier. This tour includes the tasting of three whiskies; Tomatin Legacy, Cù Bòcan & Antiquary.

 

Duration: 1hr

10:00 - 16:00 (Running all day)

Stillman’s Tour with Cooperage Demonstration | £25

Join our Stillman, David Milne, for a bespoke tour of Tomatin Distillery where he will offer a unique insight into what exactly makes Tomatin single malt. Enjoy unrivalled access to all aspects of whisky production from malt to maturation, finished with a working cooperage demonstration. Taste our surprisingly sweet & mellow new make spirit & a selection of four Tomatin Single Malt expressions throughout this tour. This tour includes the tasting of four whiskies; 12 Year Old, Cask Strength, 14 Year Old, 18 Year Old.

 

Duration: 1hr 30

11:40 | 15:20

Distillery Manager Experience | £55

Come and discover the history of Tomatin Distillery; once the largest producing distillery in Scotland, with a one on one personal tour with our Distillery Manager Graham Eunson. Nestled high amongst the beautiful Monaliadth Mountains, your exclusive visit will take you on a tale through time, the changing landscapes of the distillery’s history & what makes our single malt so special. Finished with an extensive and detailed tasting of five malts personally selected by Graham, for you to enjoy. This tour includes the tasting of five whiskies; 18 Year Old, 30 Year Old, 36 Year Old, Warehouse 6 Collection, 1975 and a personal favourite single cask of Graham Eunson’s choice. 

 

Duration: 2h 15

10:20 | 14:20

Evening Whisky Pairing Dinner @ Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness | £125

To celebrate the end of the first ever Highland Whisky Festival, join Regional Brand Ambassador Alistair Mutch and Distillery Manager Graham Eunson for a night of fine dining and exclusive whisky in the Adams room at the Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness. After a welcome dram of Tomatin 30 Year Old, enjoy a five course meal designed exclusively for the event by Kingsmills, with wine. After dinner enjoy the most luxurious flight of whiskies from Tomatin which includes; 36 Year Old, Warehouse 6 1975 and Tomatin 50 Year Old (our oldest and most exclusive single malt release).

 

Duration: 4hr

19:00 (Dinner at 19.30pm)

Tomatin Highland Whisky Festival bottling | £75

Available from the Tomatin Visitor Centre on the 17th of May.

2008 single cask finished in a first fill cabernet sauvignon French wine barrique.

60.2% alc.\vol.

Nose – Notes of sweet, sticky pineapple & white peach, laced with hints of raspberry liquorice & cinnamon.

Palate – Warming spices that meet on the tongue are then joined by a myriad of walnuts, hazelnuts & pecan.

Finish – A long & slightly dry finish accompanied by notes of pine & rich red berries.

Aviemore Taxis | 10% Discount

Aviemore Taxis are working in collaboration with the Highland Whisky Festival to make your journey as smooth as possible.

A 10% discount for journeys between Aviemore and Tomatin will be offered to those attending the festival. 

Distillery Tours | £15

All will be welcomed at Wolfburn Distillery, the most Northerly Whisky Distillery on the UK mainland where Fortune Favours The Brave for an exclusive open day.

 

Our open day is a production day, which means visitors will be able to see, smell and hear all the inner workings within the Distillery via escorted tours, the history of the Distillery will be shared, alongside our way of making whisky. Questions are encouraged, as we’ll have two fountains of knowledge on hand to share the answers.

 

The tour is led by Charlie Ross, and International Brand Ambassador, Mark Westmoreland. It finishes with a tasting of some quality drams on the Distillery floor, in front of the stills – a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

 

Duration: 1.5hr

10am | 12pm | 2pm | 4pm

Highland Whisky Festival Bottling 2019 - Limited Edition | £64

Wolfburn has produced a stunning limited edition bottling to celebrate the first ever Highland Whisky Festival.

If you visit the Distillery, be sure to pick up one of the 660 limited bottles for £64.

The Whisky is matured in Ex-Bourbon Casks and is named ‘Highland Whisky Festival Bottling 2019’.

Highland Cabs | TBC

Highland Cabs are working in collaboration with the Highland Whisky Festival to make your journey as smooth as possible. Keep an eye on this page for rate offers coming soon.

Mackays’ Whisky Getaway |

Indulge your inner connoisseur with Mackays’ Whisky Getaway created specially for the upcoming festival. With a two nights stay, your seat reserved at our exclusive Old Pulteney dinner and tours around Wolfburn and Old Pulteney Distilleries, Mackays are here with a sure fire way to ensure that you have a neat weekend!

Contact us now to enquire about prices and availability.

 

Tel: +44 1955 602323

 

Email: info@mackayshotel.co.uk

 

The Pulteney Tour | £10

You will experience a behind-the-scenes tour of our distillery, and of course, no tour is complete without sampling the end product, and the hour-long Pulteney Tour concludes with a dram of our definitive 12-Year-Old and one other selected Pulteney dram.

10:00 | 11:00 | 12:00 | 13:00 | 14:00 | 15:00

Malcolm Waring’s Masterclass | £100

An in-depth Whisky Masterclass with Distillery Manager, Malcolm Waring. Learn more about Old Pulteney and taste Malcolm’s favourite drams in one of our private warehouses, which is not open to the general public.

 

Run exclusively for The Highland Whisky Festival, this one and a half hour, masterclass is a once in a lifetime experience.

 

A donation from the ticket price will be donated to a local charity.

11:00

Pulteney Pairings | £40

Hosted in our Distillery tasting room, this one-hour exclusive masterclass will allow you to taste Old Pulteney 12, Huddart, 15, 18 and the Distillery Single Cask along with a food pairing using local ingredients by our chef.

15:00

Jimmy's Taxis | 25% Discount

Jimmy's Taxis are working in collaboration with the Highland Whisky Festival to make your journey as smooth as possible.

A 25% discount off the total fare will be offered for those attending the festival. 

MACKAYS’ WHISKY GETAWAY |

Indulge your inner connoisseur with Mackays’ Whisky Getaway created specially for the upcoming festival. With a two nights stay, your seat reserved at our exclusive Old Pulteney dinner and tours around Wolfburn and Old Pulteney Distilleries, Mackays are here with a sure fire way to ensure that you have a neat weekend!

Contact us now to enquire about prices and availability.

 

Tel: +44 1955 602323

 

Email: info@mackayshotel.co.uk

Operator’s Tour | £20

Join our team for a festival tour, accompanied by one of our friendly tour guides and a knowledgeable distillery operator plus you will be invited to join us for a dram of our distillery exclusive bottle paired with chocolate.

10:00 | 13:00 | 16:00

Clynelish Manager’s Experience | £60

Join our distillery manager, Kevin Innes, for a technical tour of Clynelish Distillery with access to areas not normally available to the public, and join him in a dram of our distillery exclusive bottling.

12:00 | 15:00 | 18:00

Brora Distillery Manager’s Experience | £200

Join Stewart Bowman, the manager responsible for breathing life back into Brora Distillery, to learn about their rich heritage, plus get a sneak peek at what the future holds whilst raising a glass of Brora Single Malt too.

11:00 | 14:00 | 17:00

Johnnie Walker Masterclass | £65

Join our Global Scotch Brand Ambassador, Tom Jones, for a Master Class with perfectly paired canapés in The Highland Home of Johnnie Walker.

11:00 | 14:00 | 16:00

Game of Thrones Tasting | £70

Venture north to Clynelish and join us in tasting all of these rare scotches; each one paired with one of the iconic Houses of Westeros, as well as the Night’s Watch, giving you a taste of the Kingdoms and beyond.

10:00 | 13:00 | 15:00 | 17:00

Rare and Old Masterclass | £150

We are delighted to announce a master class hosted by our Global Brand Ambassador, Ewan Gunn, guiding you through five truly rare and once-in-a-lifetime drams.

11:00 | 14:00 | 17:00

Fill Your Own Bottle | £90

To mark the first year, Clynelish are offering you the opportunity to fill your own bottle, direct from the cask, to take home as a memento of the first ever Highland Whisky Festival.

Whisky & Chocolate Experience | £6

A match made in heaven: Jazz, the creator of our luxury chocolates and the owner of The Highland Patissier, will be joining us to deliver an amazing chocolate demonstration.

History Experience | FREE

Jo McKercher, our Senior Archivist, will be joining us for the day showcasing a range of special artefacts that will take you through 200 years of Clynelish History.

Cocktail Masterclass | FREE

Join our brand ambassadors for a cocktail master class that is sure to surprise and delight! Celebrate our 200th anniversary by sampling their wonderful creations.

Maturation Masterclass | FREE

Join our coopers in a cask manufacturing demonstration and a discussion in the fundamentals of maturation.

Ceilidh with Clynelish | £95

Our team will be hosting an evening consisting the finest local produce and our best scotch. Join us for a cocktail on arrival and a five course whisky dinner with 5 perfectly paired drams. To finish off the evening you will enjoy a traditional ceilidh with the Black Rock ceilidh band. The perfect way to end a day celebrating 200 years of Clynelish.

Accommodation

Edderton

Cartomie B&B

Cartomie is traditional Bed and Breakfast in a modern bungalow in a rural setting close to the scenic Dornoch Firth. We are a non-smoking household with two en-suite rooms. One double with en-suite shower and one king-size double/twin with en-suite shower over bath. Both rooms are equipped with hairdryer, flat screen freesat television and tea and coffee making facilities. Free wi-fi. You can enjoy the sunsets in the evening and have breakfast in the morning in the conservatory with lovely panoramic views of Struie Hill.

Tain

Dornoch Firth Caravan Park

Dornoch Firth Caravan Park is a peaceful, family-owned holiday park in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Set amongst picturesque rural and coastal scenery, the park enjoys expansive views of the beautiful Dornoch Firth. It is easily accessible, just off the A9 and only 45 minutes north of Inverness.

The park makes an ideal base for day trips and excursions and is well situated for walking, golf, fishing, shooting and much more. Tain, Scotland’s oldest Royal Burgh, is just two miles away, and is home to a variety of supermarkets, fuel stations, restaurants and cafes, galleries and gift shops. The park is within walking distance of the Glenmorangie Distillery and a short drive from Balblair, the oldest distillery in the Highlands if not Scotland.

Tain

Ross Villa B&B

Ross Villa, owned by Ian and Ray Ross, is a recently built non-smoking high quality bed and breakfast situated in the Royal Burgh of Tain, 33 miles north of Inverness. We are situated a short distance from the town centre in a very secluded quiet location with views across the Dornoch Firth to the Sutherland hills.

There are many visitor attractions nearby, ie Dunrobin Castle, Shin Falls where you can see salmon leap, dolphins at Chanonry Point, Loch Ness where 'nessie' lives and many more, as well as walking and cycling at the nearby hills, forests or beaches.

Tain

Carnegie Lodge Hotel

Featuring a garden and free WiFi, Carnegie Lodge Hotel is set in Tain. Boasting room service, this property also provides guests with a terrace. This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Tain! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.

Edderton

Edderton Lodge

Edderton Lodge offers bed and breakfast accommodation in Edderton, 5.5 miles from Tain. The surrounding countryside includes rolling fields and heather moors with views of the Dornoch Firth.

A number of activities are offered in the area including beach and forest walking, visiting castles and gardens, golf, hiking, cycling, horse riding, fishing and shooting. The nearest airport is Inverness, 39.8 miles from the Lodge.

Tain

Shandwick House

This B&B has a central location in Tain which is close to High Street shops and restaurants, with the off road parking next to the property. We always greet our guests with a warm welcome.

Pitcalnie

Pitcalzean House

This large self-catering property is available for exclusive use.

 

Pitcalzean House is a Georgian House with a distinguished past. It is one of the finest large properties available to rent on the NC500. This self-catering property in the Scottish Highlands is available and is perfect for large groups, family holidays or reunions. The property is available as a corporate meeting venue in the North of Scotland.

 

Situated in 33 acres of woodland, offering lots for both children and adults to do in the area.  Close to Glenmorangie / Balblair / Dalmore Distilleries and many more closeby, an ideal base for a holiday group.

Tain

Glenmorangie House

Overlooking the unspoilt shores of the Moray Firth and nestled amongst the ruins of an old castle, Glenmorangie’s Highland home is both luxurious and intimate. With everything you would expect from a 5-star hotel, but with the warmth and personality of a country house party, this really is a special place to come and experience the rugged beauty of the highlands.

Take a walk along the beach, play a round of golf, visit our distillery or simply relax at the House with one of our award winning whiskies, enjoying locally sourced mouthwatering dishes, to discover what we mean by “tranquility” restored.

Invergordon

Kincraig Castle Hotel

Kincraig Castle Hotel is a Luxury, Award-Winning 4 Star Hotel overlooking the Cromarty Firth, just outside of Inverness and close to Tain and Dornoch.

From the moment you arrive you cannot fail to appreciate the Scottish Highland setting of this hotel, which was once the family home of the Mackenzie clan. The building is listed for its architectural importance, with outstanding character which remains largely unchanged since its construction in the 1800. The hotel has been awarded a 4 Star rating from both The AA and 4 The Scottish Tourist Board.

Tain

Carnegie Lodge Hotel

Featuring a garden and free WiFi, Carnegie Lodge Hotel is set in Tain. Boasting room service, this property also provides guests with a terrace. This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Tain! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.

Dornoch

The Steading Bespoke Boutique B&B

The Steading is situated in the beautiful Scottish Highland region of Dornoch and has been uniquely modernised inside to create exceptional guest accommodation for travellers seeking a peaceful environment, five-star quality and good old fashioned hospitality.

 We are situated just two minutes drive to the beautiful town of Dornoch, the ancient capital of Sutherland to the north coast NC500 route – the Route 66 of Scotland! 

Kildary

The Old Manse

The Old Manse offers B&B and self-catering accommodation. We are based near Invergordon and Tain and right on the NC500. Our accommodation is a listed building dating back to the 1780s featuring commanding far-reaching views of the surrounding Easter Ross countryside.

If you are looking for bed and breakfast accommodation near Tain, Invergordon self-catering accommodation, a B&B near Invergordon and Dornoch or simply B&B accommodation in the North of Scotland, please contact us.

Bayfield, By Tain

Wemyss House

Touch the peace, feel the tranquillity. Unwind in this luxury home from home. With stunning views over the Cromarty Firth to the mountains beyond, Wemyss House stands in a picture-postcard landscape. Wemyss House has two King-sized Double Rooms and a Super-king Double which can also be set up as a Twin. All rooms are en-suite.

Pitcalnie

Pitcalzean House

This large self-catering property is available for exclusive use.

 

Pitcalzean House is a Georgian House with a distinguished past. It is one of the finest large properties available to rent on the NC500. This self-catering property in the Scottish Highlands is available and is perfect for large groups, family holidays or reunions. The property is available as a corporate meeting venue in the North of Scotland.

 

Situated in 33 acres of woodland, offering lots for both children and adults to do in the area.  Close to Glenmorangie / Balblair / Dalmore Distilleries and many more closeby, an ideal base for a holiday group.

Alness

The Station Hotel

Beautiful, historical hotel in the heart of the Highlands. Ideal for Nature Lovers, Nessie Hunters or NC500 explorers.
The Station Hotel is a beautiful historical building in the centre of the village of Alness. Comprising of 12 rooms, this period hotel has been recently renovated to bring it back to its former glory.
Perfectly located for exploring all that the Highlands has to offer, from fishing to walking, NC500 to Distillery tours.

Invergordon

Heathfield Highland Farm Cottages

Welcome to Heathfield Highland Farm Cottages. Formerly a farm steading, and set in beautiful countryside about 25 miles North of Inverness with superb views, our holiday homes provide the ideal base to discover the Highlands. Heathfield offers four luxury self-catering cottages, all superbly equipped with tasteful quality furnishings and with all the home comforts to allow you to enjoy your stay.

Invergordon

Kincraig Castle Hotel

Kincraig Castle Hotel is a Luxury, Award-Winning 4 Star Hotel overlooking the Cromarty Firth, just outside of Inverness and close to Tain and Dornoch.


From the moment you arrive you cannot fail to appreciate the Scottish Highland setting of this hotel, which was once the family home of the Mackenzie clan. The building is listed for its architectural importance, with outstanding character which remains largely unchanged since its construction in the 1800. The hotel has been awarded a 4 Star rating from both The AA and 4 The Scottish Tourist Board.

Alness

Tollie Cottage

Tollie Cottage offers the best of both worlds for those seeking a self catering holiday in the Highlands. It is set in stunning countryside yet with the feel of a luxury city centre apartment. This brand new, architect designed property comprises open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge, complemented by a double bedroom, a bathroom and converted loft space which can be used as a twin bedroom or private seating area.

Alness

Dalmore Farm and Cottages

Dalmore is our family farm in the heart of The Scottish Highlands. We have three beautiful, newly refurbished farm cottages available for Holiday Let. We are ideally situated 1 minute off the main A9 route only 23 miles north of Inverness - the capital of The Highlands.

Kildary

The Old Manse B&B

The Old Manse, Kildary is a listed building dating back to the 1780s set in a large woodland garden just off the A9 and commanding far reaching views of the surrounding countryside. Situated on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s answer to Route 66.

Book direct quoting 'Highland Whisky Festival' to receive a warm highland welcome and a complimentary arrival dram.

Muir of Ord

Ord House Hotel

A beautiful and historic, family run manor house hotel and restaurant. Comfortable and atmospheric the bedrooms are individually decorated, public rooms have open log fires and there is a large garden from which to admire the views, take in the night skies and enjoy an aperitif.

Book direct quoting 'Highland Whisky Festival' to receive a warm highland welcome and a complimentary arrival dram.

Brackla

The Loch Ness Clansman Hotel

As the only hotel on the banks of Loch Ness, we command the most stunning of views to wake up to in our Loch View Rooms. Enjoy a taste of Scotland whilst keeping watch for an elusive dinner guest in our panoramic restaurant as it overlooks the mysterious depths of the Loch.

The Loch Ness Clansman Hotel offers access to the water like nowhere else, and if your search for the monster is unsuccessful from the shores, why not sail the Loch from the Clansman Harbour all year round for a truly unforgettable experience. 

Bunchrew

Bunchrew House Hotel

On the shores of Beauly Firth, this genteel hotel in a stone-built 17th-century mansion with turrets is 4 miles from both Inverness Cathedral and Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. Traditional rooms feature period details, and some have 4-poster beds.

Individual touches include lake or garden views, conservatories and/or whirlpool tubs. Full Scottish breakfast is included, and a wood-panelled restaurant serves traditional Scottish fare. There's also a cocktail bar and a drawing room with 2 fireplaces, plus gardens and parkland.

Beauly

Priory Hotel

Over the years our programme of continuous refurbishment has ensured the Priory Hotel has remained a favourite destination. We proudly welcome guests from all over the world and we are also a popular facility for local visitors.

Contin

Coul House Hotel

Whether you’re coming for business or pleasure, we trust you’ll enjoy the unique 18th Century architecture, the comfortable bedrooms and the delicious dining. Relax in the lounge, have a drink in the bar, or take a walk in our beautiful gardens where guests of all ages enjoy our fairy trail, the mature woods and the pitch and putt. Come and experience the Coul House effect!

Muir of Ord

Hillview Park

Hillview Park is a friendly family run bed and breakfast, with spacious comfortable bedrooms all on ground floor level, serving tasty breakfasts, located on the outskirts of Muir of Ord. This is a perfect location for touring this scenic Highlands 12 miles west of Inverness, 1 mile north of Beauly. All rooms are en-suite and on trhe ground floor with the option of off road parking. Ideal base for touring The Highlands.

Inverness

Kingsmills Hotel

The Kingsmills Hotel is a fabulous four-star luxury hotel in Inverness. Set in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, we offer a variety of extremely luxurious rooms, impeccable dining options and good old-fashioned Scottish hospitality to all our guests.

Carrbridge

Dalrachney Lodge Hotel

Dalrachney is a former Edwardian Hunting Lodge dating from 1845, set in 3 acre grounds within the Cairngorms National Park and rests directly beside our own stretch of the Dulnain River.

We recognise how precious your relaxation and holiday time is away from home and we aim to provide a tranquil environment in which to enjoy our wonderful surroundings. We hope you will come and enjoy our Scottish hospitality and all the Cairngorms has to offer.

Carrbridge

Burnbrae Lodge

Burnbrae Lodge sits at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, in a small cluster of luxury homes. Although the village centre is on your doorstep, views of the River Dulnain, Cairngorm Mountain or Carrbridge golf course from every window give the lodge a truly rural feeling.

This large house comfortably accommodates eight and is ideal for children large and small. The furniture, fittings and finishes are of a high standard with luxury features such as underfloor heating, a wood burning stove and a sauna.

Carrbridge

Carrbridge Hotel

Whatever brings you to Scotland, we at the Carrbridge Hotel together with our professional and experienced staff offer you a warm welcome and genuine Highland hospitality.


The Carrbridge Hotel is situated in an 18th century village deep in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. This family run Hotel is set in breathtaking scenery on the banks of the River Dulnain with spectacular views of the Cairngorm Mountain Range.

Carrbridge

Craigellachie Guest House

Craigellachie Guest House is an attractive traditional Scottish house built in the 1880s, situated in the historical and picturesque village of Carrbridge, near Aviemore.

The Guest House provides excellent accommodation with a wonderful menu choice for breakfast to set you up for the day’s ventures; we use local produce wherever possible.

Tomatin

Tomatin House

Overlooking the famous River Findhorn, Tomatin House enjoys a glorious private setting, surrounded by mature woodland and extensive lawns. Improved and extended over the centuries, the house offers exceptional accommodation for up to 15 people – whether it is for a family group, sporting enthusiasts or for those who simply want to relax.

Situated in the heart of the Highlands just 20 minutes drive from the Highland capital, Inverness, Tomatin is easily accessible by road, rail and air. And around the village of Tomatin there are limitless opportunities to enjoy outdoor sports and leisure activities. Or visit local whisky distilleries, the famous Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor Castle and other historic sites in the area.

Carrbridge

An Sealgair B&B

An Sealgair is a family run bed and breakfast offering a warm welcome to all visiting the idyllic village of Carrbridge located within the spectacular Cairngorm National Park. Carrbridge is easily accessible by either road or rail a short ½ hour drive from the City of Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. The train station is situated approx 400 metres away from us and the village centre is only a 10 minute walk away. Whether you’re planning a short relaxing break or a fun packed holiday there’s something for everyone on your doorstep.

Our accommodation consists of 1 double with en-suite shower room, 1 family room with en-suite shower sleeping up to 4 and 1 twin room with private bathroom. All rooms offer coffee and tea making facilities and have a TV with built in DVD player. We have a travel cott and highchair available on request. Secure storage available for cycle bikes and motorbikes if required.

Thurso

Forss House Hotel

Forss House is a delightful 1810 country house hotel set in 20 acres of woodland below a waterfall, on a loop of the gently meandering River Forss and only five minutes outside of Thurso. 

 

At Forss House you will be welcomed by Anne and Eilidh, aided and abetted by our small local team. The restaurant at Forss House has a reputation as one of the finest in the North and is the only 2AA Rosette restaurant in Caithness.

 

Book direct quoting 'Highland Whisky Festival' to receive an after dinner dram.

Thurso

Shormary Cottage

Shormary Cottage is a two bedroom property with private parking situated on the shore of the Pentland Firth on Scotland's north coast and with spectacular views to the Orkney Islands.

With direct access to the beach, you can walk along the headland in either direction and there are a variety of things to do right on your door step, including Wildlife Cruises and trips to the Orkney Islands which make for a very interesting and worthwhile day out.

Thurso

The Inn @ Y-Not

Y-Not is situated in the heart of the coastal town of Thurso, a stone’s throw from all amenities, shops, bars and restaurants. It is just a short 5 minute walk to Thurso river, harbour and beach.

There is also a 2 mile coastal walk with fantastic views over the Pentland Firth to Scrabster Habour, with views of the Orkney Islands and Dunnet Head.

Thurso

The Marine

Brand new, luxury bed and breakfast on the sea front on Scotland's rugged North coast. Opened in Spring 2013 The Marine was formerly a public house.

It closed it's doors mid 1990s and is now an outstanding home on Thurso's seafront with 3 superior ensuite rooms with outstanding views of the bay, Orkney Isles and the Pentland Firth.

Book direct quoting 'Highland Whisky Festival' to receive a warm highland welcome and a complimentary arrival dram.

Thurso

Pentland Lodge House

Pentland Lodge House blends the spacious luxury of old style rooms with contemporary decor and modern facilities. We seek the highest standards to make your visit comfortable, convenient and pleasurable whether you are a leisure or business guest.

Conveniently located on the west side of Thurso with ample off-road parking, the listed building is within easy walking distance of the main town but also offers some spectacular views over Thurso Bay.

Thurso

Thurso Bay Caravan & Camping Park

Welcome to a family operated caravan and camping park located on the north coast of Scotland where you will find truly unique opportunities to experience Scottish history, flora and fauna. Our location is one of our major assets.

From our site on the outskirts of Thurso we overlook Thurso Bay and the Pentland Firth. Stay with us and you will have a convenient base from which to explore the further reaches of Caithness and Sutherland as well as the Orkney Isles.

Book direct quoting 'Highland Whisky Festival' to receive 10% off accommodation and food.

Wick

Mackays Hotel

On the World Shortest Street, our award-winning hotel offers 30 comfortable rooms and a variety of self-catering accommodation. An AA Rosette restaurant with the finest locally sourced cuisine and a bar with a wide selection of whiskies. Affordable luxury and excellent company.

Dunnet, Thruso

Northern Sands Hotel

Beautifully refurbished hotel in the idyllic village of Dunnet, situated 4 miles from the mainland’s most northerly point Dunnet Head. Blessed with an enchanted forest, nostalgic Dwarwick pier and a sweeping white sandy beach stretching for over 2 miles.  The bay offers great opportunities to sunbathe, paddle, swim, surf and indulge in other beach sports. 

A variety of menus are available throughout the day, all year round, using an extensive list of local produce. Well-appointed rooms with extra-long plush beds for a peaceful night’s sleep, free wifi & parking are available. Full Scottish Breakfast is also included.

We are on the brand new NC500, which the media have called Scotland’s own Route 66. 

 

 

 

Wick

The Clachan B&B

The Clachan has been welcoming guests from all over the world for 30 years. All rooms are tastefully decorated on the ground floor at the rear of the house to ensure a peaceful stay.

We offer high quality accommodation along with a varied breakfast menu using only the best local produce.

Wick

Wick Caravan and Camping Site

This family run campsite, which overlooks Wick River is a very quiet, secluded, picturesque site surrounded by trees and yet only a 5 minute walk into the town centre. Wick Caravan & Camping site is the most sheltered campsite in Caithness.

Suitable for total relaxation but still only a short walking distance to the shops, restaurants, swimming pool and local heritage centre. There is an 18 hole golf course and 3 miles of beautiful sandy beaches within the vicinity.

Wick

The Queens Hotel

Set against a backdrop of the scenic Caithness countryside, the Queen’s Hotel provides a genuine taste of Scottish tradition.

Converted from a church manse in coronation year 1953, Queen’s Hotel has an unique ambiance – intimate, friendly and as individual as our guests.

Wick

The Norseman Hotel

Positioned on the north coast of Scotland, the Norseman offers visitors the chance to witness this untouched paradise. With miles of white sandy beaches contrasting with the craggy headlands and the dramatic cliffs that you would expect.

The hotel has 48 en-suite bedrooms, all tastefully decorated and stylishly furnished. Stay with us and experience warming Highland hospitality and the delights of Scotland.

Wick

The Nethercliffe Hotel

The Nethercliffe Hotel is a family run hotel in the centre of Wick, providing 3 star Accommodation and superb home cooked meals in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Created from a dwelling built in 1824, the original building is one of the oldest in the county and has many interesting architectural features, including original cornicing and a cast iron cooking range in the cellar, which was once servants' quarters.

Wick

Mackays Hotel

Located only 16 miles from John O'Groats, this nineteenth century hotel in the heart of Wick was purpose built in 1833. Mackays Hotel, situated in the heart of Wick, in the beautiful area of Caithness along the North Coast 500.

While it may be situated on the Shortest Street in the World, Ebenezer Place, Mackays Hotel has a big heart. Dating back to 1883, Mackays has gained a wide recognition worldwide for its high standard of award winning service and fine food.

Dornoch

Dornoch Castle

Dornoch Castle Hotel is set in the beautiful, historic town of Dornoch and situated directly opposite the inspiring 12th century Dornoch Cathedral, making it one of the most perfect wedding venues in Scotland.

It is great choice for anyone looking for a luxury hotel break in the Scottish Highlands.

Book direct quoting 'Highland Whisky Festival' to receive a warm highland welcome and an complimentary arrival dram.

Brora

Sutherland Inn

The Sutherland inn is a family run hotel in the centre of the village of Brora, on the picturesque North-East Coast of Scotland.

Whether your visit to us is for a place to stay or a bite to eat, we are able to offer facilities for any taste and budget in a relaxed and easy going atmosphere.

Brora

Royal Marine Hotel

Here at The Royal Marine Hotel, we have a selection of 21 Classic, Superior, Master Rooms and a Honeymoon Suite to ensure you have a comfortable stay with us.

All of our rooms exude classic charm and some include period furniture and features for that extra special touch. We also have a selection of Packages to make your time with us even better.

For preferential rates, please contact the hotel and quote 'Highland Whisky Festival' for more details.

Brora

Brora Caravan Club Site

Brora Caravan Club Site offers plenty of attractions for the whole family. Birdwatchers will be in their element - there are even Arctic Tern nesting just above the beach waterline. Those who enjoy water activities will have a choice of the loch or the sea for either swimming or fishing.

The caravan park is an ideal place to unwind - you can lose track of time while watching birds, seals, dolphins and deer. To fully take in the spectacular views of the region you can walk, drive or cycle along quiet routes to discover the many picturesque lochs and mountains.

Dornoch

Links House at Royal Dornoch

Our sincere hope is Links House will afford you the opportunity to look deeper into the Highlands. Yes there is amazingly charming, strategic golf here but there is also stunning history, country sports, restaurants, people, coastlines and much more.

If you love sporting life try your hand at salmon or trout fishing, bird shooting or even spend a day stalking red deer.

Brora

Clynelish Farm B&B

Clynelish Farm B&B is the perfect place to stay on your visit to the Highlands. Built for Sutherland Estates (owners of Dunrobin Castle) in 1865, this listed farmhouse has all the grandeur and intrigue of a stately residence, but the welcome and atmosphere of a relaxed home.

Surrounded by beautiful gardens, countryside, and views to the sea, there are plenty of reasons to relax on the farm and we extend a warm welcome to you. Plenty to see and do locally - Dunrobin Castle, Clynelish Distillery, Dornoch Golf Course, Loch Fleet NNR, John O'Groats, Walligoe Steps, Ben Bhraggie and much much more!

Restaurants

Tain

Greens Restaurant

Greens has moved from Market Street in Tain down onto the High Street. Greens at London House opened on 17th July 2018. Our menus offer our customers teas, coffees, wines, drinks, snacks, lunches and evening meals.

Tain

Platform 1864

Real love has gone into this excellent restoration of Tain's train station building, which has become a handsome wood-clad bar and restaurant, open all day. The menu features hearty, bar-style fare with a few flourishes. The enthusiastic owner and a beer garden make it a fine place to drop by for a drink or coffee at any time, too.

Tain

The Top Tain Curry Club

Serves local Indian cuisine, freshly made right in the heart of Tain.

Tain

Greens Restaurant

Greens has moved from Market Street in Tain down onto the High Street. Greens at London House opened on 17th July 2018. Our menus offer our customers teas, coffees, wines, drinks, snacks, lunches and evening meals.

Tain

Platform 1864

Real love has gone into this excellent restoration of Tain's train station building, which has become a handsome wood-clad bar and restaurant, open all day. The menu features hearty, bar-style fare with a few flourishes. The enthusiastic owner and a beer garden make it a fine place to drop by for a drink or coffee at any time, too.

Tain

The Top Tain Curry Club

Serves local Indian cuisine, freshly made right in the heart of Tain.

Tain

Platform 1864

Real love has gone into this excellent restoration of Tain's train station building, which has become a handsome wood-clad bar and restaurant, open all day. The menu features hearty, bar-style fare with a few flourishes. The enthusiastic owner and a beer garden make it a fine place to drop by for a drink or coffee at any time, too.

Dornoch

Luigi Dornoch

Luigi is a contemporary & friendly café/restaurant centrally located in the charming coastal northern Scottish town of Dornoch. Open daily for lunch year-round, enjoy soup & scallops, fresh salads & healthy sandwiches, risottos, burgers, homemade cakes & much more.
Evenings bring a touch more formality, yet still relaxed casual, with an oft-changing continental menu with an emphasis on local seafood.

Tain

Greens Restaurant

Greens has moved from Market Street in Tain down onto the High Street. Greens at London House opened on 17th July 2018. Our menus offer our customers teas, coffees, wines, drinks, snacks, lunches and evening meals.

Tain

The Top Tain Curry Club

Serves local Indian cuisine, served freshly made in the heart of Tain.

Invergordon

Kincraig Castle Hotel

Our Head Chef and his team prepare menus which offer ingenious flavour combinations, using the freshest local produce from suppliers we know and trust. Whether you decide to dine in the Alexander Restaurant or the Snug, our menus change regularly to reflect the seasons.
Afternoon Tea is served in the Kincraig Lounge around a roaring fire with beautiful views over the gardens towards the Cromarty Firth & the Black Isle beyond. You can select your favourite blend to accompany our beautiful homemade scones, patisseries, shortbread & sandwiches.

Invergordon

Crazy Horse Coffee Shop & Restaurant

Traditional Highland Hospitality ... in the heart of the local community. Breakfast & bistro menus ..quality ground coffee & specialist teas .. home baked cakes & country style soups .. locally reared haggis neeps & tatties!

Alness

Cafe Picante

Service with a smile! Offers a sit in or takeaway food.

Invergordon

Kincraig Castle Hotel

Our Head Chef and his team prepare menus which offer ingenious flavour combinations, using the freshest local produce from suppliers we know and trust. Whether you decide to dine in the Alexander Restaurant or the Snug, our menus change regularly to reflect the seasons.
Afternoon Tea is served in the Kincraig Lounge around a roaring fire with beautiful views over the gardens towards the Cromarty Firth & the Black Isle beyond. You can select your favourite blend to accompany our beautiful homemade scones, patisseries, shortbread & sandwiches.

Invergordon

Crazy Horse Coffee Shop & Restaurant

Traditional Highland Hospitality ... in the heart of the local community. Breakfast & bistro menus ..quality ground coffee & specialist teas .. home baked cakes & country style soups .. locally reared haggis neeps & tatties!

Alness

Cafe Picante

Service with a smile! Offers a sit in or takeaway food.

Drumnadrochit

Fiddler’s Highland Restaurant

We feel that we have something for everyone here at Fiddler's and this choice coupled with our genuinely friendly service makes us "the" place to eat whether you're on a day trip to Loch Ness, staying in Drumnadrochit or even lucky enough to live in this beautiful part of Scotland. Good food served simply. Salmon, beef or game and Scottish dishes to delight you. Taste our award-winning haggis (that famous beastie of the hills), hearty casseroles, generous fresh salads and delicious steaks which we char-grill for the best flavour.

Beauly

Corner on the Square Delicatessen

Welcome to Corner on the Square, the friendly delicatessen and eaterie in the highland village of Beauly. Whether you are looking for a local artisan cheese and a bottle of New Zealand sauvignon blanc or a perhaps a freshly shot haggis and organic Highland wheat beer then Corner on the Square is a must visit place for you.

Muir of Ord

Cafe Artysans

A relaxed and friendly cafe in which you can enjoy coffee, breakfast, lunch or homemade scones and tea. In addition to our sit-in cafe, we offer a full and varied take away menu. Cafe Artysans is part of Calman Trust, working with young people to discover their future.

Drumnadrochit

Fiddler’s Highland Restaurant

We feel that we have something for everyone here at Fiddler's and this choice coupled with our genuinely friendly service makes us "the" place to eat whether you're on a day trip to Loch Ness, staying in Drumnadrochit or even lucky enough to live in this beautiful part of Scotland. Good food served simply. Salmon, beef or game and Scottish dishes to delight you. Taste our award-winning haggis (that famous beastie of the hills), hearty casseroles, generous fresh salads and delicious steaks which we char-grill for the best flavour.

Beauly

Corner on the Square Delicatessen

Welcome to Corner on the Square, the friendly delicatessen and eaterie in the highland village of Beauly. Whether you are looking for a local artisan cheese and a bottle of New Zealand sauvignon blanc or a perhaps a freshly shot haggis and organic Highland wheat beer then Corner on the Square is a must visit place for you.

Muir of Ord

Cafe Artysans

A relaxed and friendly cafe in which you can enjoy coffee, breakfast, lunch or homemade scones and tea. In addition to our sit-in cafe, we offer a full and varied take away menu. Cafe Artysans is part of Calman Trust, working with young people to discover their future.

Inverness

Cafe 1

We take great pride in sourcing local ingredients - some produced by ourselves from our own Croft! Our open plan kitchen turns quality Scottish produce into appealing modern dishes. We are a restaurant that moves with the times.

Inverness

Cheese & Tomatin

Cheese & Tomatin are a family run artisan pizzeria based in the highlands.

Showcasing Scotland's finest ingredients on traditional Neapolitan style wood fired pizza. All of our pizzas are created using our own sourdough, homemade Napoli sauce and fresh mozzarella.

Inverness

Perk Cafe

Here at Perk we ensure that every doughnut is handcrafted with love for our customers. Starting with the bare ingredients, through to decorating each doughnut by hand, careful consideration is taken to provide the highlands with these beautiful treats.

Inverness

Cafe 1

We take great pride in sourcing local ingredients - some produced by ourselves from our own Croft! Our open plan kitchen turns quality Scottish produce into appealing modern dishes. We are a restaurant that moves with the times.

Inverness

Cheese & Tomatin

Cheese & Tomatin are a family run artisan pizzeria based in the highlands.

Showcasing Scotland's finest ingredients on traditional Neapolitan style wood fired pizza. All of our pizzas are created using our own sourdough, homemade Napoli sauce and fresh mozzarella.

Inverness

Perk Cafe

Here at Perk we ensure that every doughnut is handcrafted with love for our customers. Starting with the bare ingredients, through to decorating each doughnut by hand, careful consideration is taken to provide the highlands with these beautiful treats.

Thurso

The Red Pepper Restaurant @ Holborn Hotel

The Red Pepper Restaurant proudly serving a selection of fresh locally landed seafood, arriving from boat to plate on the same day. The bar is a nice relaxed venue, perfect for an informal lunch/dinner. We offer a fantastic selection of hot and cold refreshments including local real ales, lagers, malts and spirits and fresh Italian coffee.

Thurso

Blue Door Coffee Shop & Diner

A ‘roadside’ burger joint (the road, the A9 in Thurso) that overlooks Thurso Bay and the Pentland Firth. It serves up the most delicious top-quality burgers, milkshakes, coffees, and more. The Blue Door also makes its own ice cream–including vanilla, chocolate, and various flavours of the week–available in single dip, double dip, or cone to go!

Thurso

Bydand

We are a small family run restaurant based in the center of Thurso. We proudly showcase the best of local produce by using both locally sourced meat, and Scrabster landed fish. We also serve a range of cuisines on our menu as well as our daily specials.

Thurso

The Red Pepper Restaurant @ Holborn Hotel

The Red Pepper Restaurant proudly serving a selection of fresh locally landed seafood, arriving from boat to plate on the same day. The bar is a nice relaxed venue, perfect for an informal lunch/dinner. We offer a fantastic selection of hot and cold refreshments including local real ales, lagers, malts and spirits and fresh Italian coffee.

Thurso

Blue Door Coffee Shop & Diner

A ‘roadside’ burger joint (the road, the A9 in Thurso) that overlooks Thurso Bay and the Pentland Firth. It serves up the most delicious top-quality burgers, milkshakes, coffees, and more. The Blue Door also makes its own ice cream–including vanilla, chocolate, and various flavours of the week–available in single dip, double dip, or cone to go!

Thurso

Bydand

We are a small family run restaurant based in the center of Thurso. We proudly showcase the best of local produce by using both locally sourced meat, and Scrabster landed fish. We also serve a range of cuisines on our menu as well as our daily specials.

Wick

NO 1 BISTRO

Using only the best in local produce and fish straight from the boats at Scrabster, No 1 Bistro is one of Caithness's tastiest choices for lunch and dinner. Our guests and local residents find the atmosphere friendly, lively and welcoming.

Wick

Bord de L'eau

Personally run situated beside the Wick River producing traditional French cuisine by Frenchman Daniel Chretien from the south west of France.

Wick

Devitas Pizzeria & Cafe

This is a cosy little pizzeria, located on the marketplace in Wick offering Italian food.

Scrabster

Capilla

Capilla is a small intimate, authentic tapas bar/restaurant in a little old mission hall at the harbour front in Scrabster.

Delicious small plates and vibrant paella dishes make this a new hot destination on the NC500. Have a glass of Spanish wine or why not take your time and share a bottle. As in Spain, there is no rush.

Achany Glen

Mac and Wild @Falls of Shin

Falls of Shin is an incredibly exciting project at Mac & Wild and offers the opportunity to work even more closely with local producers and the ingredients growing on the doorstep. The seasons will dictate what is available to us at the restaurant.

Brora

Sid's Spice

Sid’s Spice takes great pride in preparing the freshest of Indian food. Inspired by the Shylet region of Bangladesh and under the influence of Sid’s mother and sister, he’s strived to perfect the region’s tastes.

Helmsdale

La Mirage Restaurant

La Mirage Restaurant in Helmsdale, on the North East coast of Scotland in the heart of the Highlands, is as famous for it's hospitality and decor as it is for the food. Created by Nancy Sinclair in the style of her good friend Dame Barbara Cartland, the restaurant has a national and international reputation.

Dornoch

The Courthouse Cafe

The Courthouse Cafe is located on the first floor in the historic and ornate Dornoch court room. The Courthouse Cafe is a comfortable, vibrant space offering Breakfast and Lunch as well as a range of delicious cakes and home baking. Offering table service our Front of House team will look after you during your visit and can assist with any dietary requirements.