The town of Dornoch in Scotland became famous in 2000 when celebrities Madonna and Guy Ritchie took their nuptials at the mysterious and beautiful Dornoch Cathedral. Just five years later Dornoch became the first Highland ‘Fair Trade Town’ and made the top 100 in Britain. The result is that you will be able to find the Fair Trade products virtually anywhere including shops, churches and schools.
- Golf Courses
Tain Golf Club in Ross-shire is one of the most scenic golf courses in Scotland. This traditional Scottish Highland course is situated 9 miles south of Dornoch and 31 miles north of Inverness, overlooking the Dornoch Firth. Imagine playing a vigorous game of golf with the sea on one side and the mountains on the other! It also has the advantage of good weather through the year, thanks to the ...
Balblair Distillery is located in a wild, lonely and romantic spot surrounded by the craggy mountain Ben Dearg, the Strathcarron River, the Dornoch firth and the sea. It is built high on the Dornoch firth, in the midst of sheep farms with a single-track railway nearby. Balblair is Gaelic for “battlefield” or “town of the plain”.
The Scottish Highlands are situated to the north and west of the Highland Boundary Fault and are very mountainous. For over a hundred years the Scottish Highlands has been the Gaelic speaking area of Scotland, although Highland English is also spoken here. The city of Inverness is generally regarded to be the capital of the Highlands.