Highland

Highland is a council area in Scotland and is one of the 32 council areas in Scotland.  It covers nearly 10,000 square miles of area in the north and north west and west Scotland.
The best things to do in Aviemore and the surrounding area

A list of things to do in the Aviemore area, from skiiing, quad bikings, forest walks and zoo's, there is something for everyone.

Spey Valley Shopping in Aviemore

A great, if expensive shop in central Aviemore full of beautiful products including homeware, foodstuffs and clothing. Brilliant coffee shop.

Grannie's Heilan' Hame Holiday Park near Dornoch

A brilliant caravan park in north Scotland, near Dornoch in the Sutherland area. Fantastic beaches, castles, waterfalls and wildlife.

Kayaking on Loch An Eilein near Aviemore, Highlands

A morning kayaking on Loch An Eilein with my two brothers and good friends. Stunning scenery and a mysterious island castle!

Seeking refuge at The Cairngorm Hotel in central Aviemore

A single night at the Cairngorm Hotel in Aviemore, great atmosphere, bar and food on a stormy winters night.

Dalwhinnie Distillery & Village in the Scottish Highlands

A short article about the village of Dalwhinnie, and its famous distillery based in the Scottish Highlands of Scotland.

The Royal Burgh of Dornoch in the north Scottish Highlands

The town of Dornoch in north Scottish Highlands on the east coast. A lovely place with a cathedral and many nice restaurants.

Beauly Priory, ruin in the highlands of Scotland

The ruin of Beauly Priory, once home to Valliscaulian monastic monks from France. A great tourist attraction west of Inverness.

A trip to Coyote's Inverness for a burger and dirty fries!

Tempted by their instagram page, we tried the burgers, fries and milkshakes at Coyote's Inverness.

A visit to Clava Cairns located near Culloden battlefield

An amazing trip back in time to view the 4000 year old burial cairns and standing stones at Clava Cairns.

Redcastle ruin near Inverness<br>and Beauly

The ruin of Redcastle, situated on the Beauly Firth it is a wonderful castle and gardens to visit in The Black Isle.

Rogie Falls, a spectacular waterfall in the north Highlands

A visit to Rogie Falls with my wife in early October. A fantastic waterfall with a suspension bridge and salmon leaping.

Dunrobin Castle, one of Scotland's great houses

Held by the Sutherland clan for over 700 years, Dunrobin Castle is steeped in history and has a beautiful Victorian garden.

Scotland's two National Parks established in 2002

Created to preserve the wild landscape and conserve specialised habitats for wildlife. Stunningly beautiful areas of Scotland.

Dornoch Cathedral, 13th century church in the Scottish Highlands

Learn about the rich history surrounding Dornoch Cathedral and its Bishop - Gilbert de Moravia in 1222.

Skelbo Castle, overlooking Loch Fleet in Sutherland

A charming ruin of a Scottish Castle located near Dornoch in the north of Scotland. Currently owned by a Russian billionaire!

The Jacobite Steam train from Fort William to Mallaig.

This is a traditional train ride that covers many miles of beautiful countryside in southwest Scotland. Also the Hogwarts Express!

An Lochan Uaine - The Green Loch, based near Aviemore

A visit to the magical Green Loch in the Glenmore Forest Park, near Loch Morlich and Aviemore.

A trip to Highland Wildlife Park whilst staying in Aviemore

Visiting Highland Wildlife Park with my young family in July 2021. Polar bears, monkeys, tigers and more!

10 things to do at Loch Morlich, Aviemore

Here are my top things to do at Loch Morlich in the Highlands just outside Aviemore.

Treezone aerial adventure course based in Aviemore

A fantastic day out among the treetops on an aerial adventure course at the Rothiemurchus Centre in Aviemore. Cairngorm National Park.

The Falls of Shin Waterfall and Salmon leaping, Sutherland

The Falls of Shin Waterfall, visitor centre and Salmon leaping in Sutherland. Fantastic restaurant, play park and woodland walks.

Staying at Scandinavian Village, Aviemore, Highlands

My favourite place to stay in Aviemore, Scandinavian Village, a holiday resort on the west side of Aviemore.

Ruthven Barracks near Kingussie in the great Spey Valley.

The ruins of Ruthven Barracks - go back in time to the Jacobite rebellion and learn about a focal point in Scottish history.

Quad Bike Trekking at the Rothiemurchus Centre, Aviemore

Quad biking treks in Aviemore on the Rothiemurchus Estate over hills, moors and streams in the shadow of the Cairngorms.

Outdoor Go Karting at Aviemore Kart Raceway

Go Karting at Aviemore Kart Raceway in the Scottish Highlands with my brother and nephew. Who will get bragging rights?

Visit the iconic Culloden Railway Viaduct, near Inverness

Culloden Viaduct, the longest masonry railway viaduct in Scotland built in 1894. A great place to see while visiting Culloden Battlefield.

A wee adventure cruising Loch Ness with Loch Ness by Jacobite

A journey with Loch Ness by Jacobite Cruises down the iconic Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal. Will we see Nessie?