Foraging Fun

Foraging Fun in the Scottish Highlands

Foraging wild food is featured more and more on popular television programmes and social media. And for a good reason. First, it’s fun, relaxing and extremely rewarding. You’ll find wild mushrooms and other delicacies on restaurant menus, all foraged!

So, what’s there to forage in the Scottish Highlands? And where’s the best place to start looking? Are there any guides, and where can you savour the delights of foraged foods in Northern Scotland? What to find out more? Then please read on.

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Autumn Island hopping

Autumn Island hopping in the Highlands

Autumn in the Highlands is a wealth of colourful hues. It’s a quieter time, but it is just as glorious as any other season. Exploring the region is an adventure that gets more exciting when you include some island hopping in Scotland.

Scottish shorelines are magnificent. It doesn’t get much better from stretches of sandy beaches, impressive dunes, and majestic cliffs. Moreover, with around 900 islands dotted offshore, you’ll discover some which are inhabited and others which are not.

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Wester Ross Coastal Trail

Explore the Wester Ross Coastal Trail

Wester Ross Coastal Trail Scotland is a beautiful region. The landscapes and vistas are simply breath-taking. There are lochs, mountains, wildlife and stunning, intense colours that render the region so spectacular.

Visiting northern Scotland means taking the time to explore Wester Ross Coastal Trail. We’ve put together a list of our favourite sections of the trail. And we’ve included some tips and a map to help you plan your trip.

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Restaurant at Dunalastair Hotel Suites

Scottish Highland Delicacies – What to eat when visiting the Highlands

Scottish landscapes and coastlines are spectacular at any time of the year. Then there are all the activities, from hiking, cycling, skiing, fishing, and so much more. But have you heard about the delicacies and traditional Scottish foods to try on your next visit?

The Highlands has an abundance of superb resources. Fish caught daily off the coast is just one of the tempting ingredients used in centuries-old recipes. In addition, land in the Highlands is fertile, which means crops like potatoes and other vegetables are flavoursome and nourishing.

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stargazing areas

Best stargazing areas in the Highlands

Stargazing in the Scottish Highlands is exceptional. The clarity of the night skies makes for an excellent experience whether you’re new to stargazing or a seasoned watcher.

The best places to stargaze in Scotland are at the Taransay and Glen Nevis Visitor centre. It’s the most northerly Dark Sky Park in the world. With a bit of luck and being there at the right time, you may even get to view the Mirrie Dancers, otherwise known as an aurora.

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Scotland's native wildlife

Marvel at the wonderful wildlife and marine life in the Highlands

Scottish wildlife and marine life are exceptional thanks to the unspoilt nature of many regions. There are birds, deer, dolphins, whales and lots more to see when visiting the western Highlands.

Many areas of the Highlands have remained unspoilt. Coastal walks along pristine beaches offer a superb chance of spying a wealth of marine life. While inland, in the valleys, hilltops and mountains, an abundance of flora and fauna thrive. Staying at our hotel near Pitlochry provides the perfect opportunity to spot our Scottish coastal wildlife and even some rare Scottish animals!

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Discover the Mull and Iona food trail

The Renowned Mull & Iona Food Trail

Booking your stay, a hotel in Kinloch Rannoch lets you discover the Mull & Iona food trail. Its simple ethos promotes superb, locally sourced produce while respecting animal welfare and the environment.

There are so many locations and places in Scotland to visit. All rightly claim to be Scotland’s foodie capital. Small villages and Michelin starred eateries are found throughout the region. It’s a foodies idea of heaven. It doesn’t get much better than discovering all these culinary delights on the Mull and Iona food trail.

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Highland Natural Wonders

Highland Natural Wonders

The Highlands of Scotland is filled with natural wonders and splendid landmarks. Unspoilt landscapes and scenic coastlines make for a super time visiting this beautiful Scottish region. There are many things to see and do when you explore the Highlands.

Finding the perfect place to stay when visiting the Highlands has never been more accessible. At Dunalastair Hotel Suites, you’ll find everything you need for 5-star luxury in a glorious setting. To make your stay extra special, we’ve put together a list of places to see and visit when you are in the Highlands. Read on to find out more!

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Things to do in Scottish Highlands

Summer Highland Activities

Are you planning a trip to the Highlands this summer? If so, there’s so much to do and see in this glorious Scottish region. From unspoilt, sweeping landscapes to hidden lochs and lush valleys and the perfect place to relax and get away from it all.

Outdoor activities in the Scottish Highlands during the summer months are exceptional. There are things to do and see with beautiful places to visit, plus, finding a hotel near Pitlochry to make your trip extra special is something we can take care of too.

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