Posts Tagged: Caithness

Venturing North, Aim Highlands, and a free fatsia

Dreams of Venturing North this Autumn and Winter As I write this, light rain is falling on Inverness, but it’s still warm enough for me to be sticking with my summer working-from-home uniform of shorts and a t-shirt, and to be optimistic about another mini heatwave before summer ends. I’m a sucker for Highland summers…. Read more »

Whaligoe: so much more than just a set of steps

I ticked off an item from my ‘Highland To Do’ list last week. It took me less than an hour, including hanging around to soak up the atmosphere; any longer and the damp would have started to seep through my boots. But even in the cold and the drizzle of last Thursday afternoon it didn’t… Read more »

#NoWrongPath for Wick’s Envirocache

You might have noticed or been involved in the #nowrongpath campaign a couple of weeks ago. It was spearheaded by Developing the Young Workforce, a Scottish Government initiative which aims to help young people bridge the gap between education and employment – between ‘learning and earning’. DYW operate Scotland-wide, and have already done some sterling… Read more »

Meet John Thurso: the top man at VisitScotland

There were a few raised eyebrows in March when former Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross Liberal Democrat MP Lord Thurso was announced as the new Chair of VisitScotland. The surprise came from a couple of directions; from those who were impressed that an SNP government would appoint a Lib Dem to such an important role,… Read more »

Clever, clever NC500, and Pokemon GONE!

Castle of Old Wick. Image Alan Hendry

What’s not to love about NC500? At the time of writing (and I fully expect this record to be broken again soon) the fastest time for cycling all 518 scenic but hilly miles of the NC500 route is 29 hours. That record was set by cyclist James McCallum in June, who pedalled almost non-stop round… Read more »