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  • Distilleries

    Clynelish Distillery

    The original Clynelish Distillery was started in 1819 in the northern outskirts of the village of Brora in the Northern Highlands by the Marquis of Stafford (later the First Duke of Sutherland). It was so successful and its whisky so popular that by the end of the century they could not accept any trade orders. The distillery was sold to Ainslie & Co in 1896, which reconstructed and expanded ...

  • Highlands

    Dornoch

    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.

  • Castles

    Carbisdale

    Carbisdale Castle was built for the controversial, much married Dowager Duchess of Sutherland Lady Mary who was the second wife of George, 3rd Duke and 18th Earl of Sutherland. He bequeathed his entire estate to her on his death, which was contested by her step-son, the 4th Duke. After much litigation and bitterness a settlement was reached whereby the Sutherland family agreed to build a ...