Running My First 10K Event at the Castle of Mey in Caithness

At the weekend, I completed my first official 10K running event, at the Castle of Mey here in Caithness. I had decided to sign up to the event only a week before, in an eleventh-hour decision after our regular Saturday morning Parkrun stint. I had a feeling I might regret not entering, having convinced myself of my…

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Dog Friendly Places to Eat and Drink in Caithness

Among my many passions in life, the love of dogs, family and a good cup of coffee rank highly. And as any dog owner knows of course, the first two of these are exactly the same thing. Add in the coffee (and perhaps a nice bit of lunch or dinner) and you have a wonderful kind of alchemy…

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Caithness Gems – Castlehill Heritage Centre, Mary Ann’s Cottage, and Puppuccinos

Before the school holidays finally disappeared this week, we spent a couple of days touring around the county visiting places we had never been to. Spending more time in Caithness over the summer has opened my eyes to just how many attractions we have available at home. If you read my blog regularly, you’ll know that we had a couple of…

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Sea Views, Roses and Highland Cathedral: A Day to Remember at Dunbeath Castle Gardens

Last weekend we visited Dunbeath Castle Gardens for their annual summer open day. Staying at home more than normal over the holidays has encouraged us to check out some of the attractions on offer on our own doorstep (or at least within a 30 minute radius of our house 😉 ). And what attractions they are – Caithness has…

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Pretty Bunting, Drama, and the Tiger Who Went to Tea at Lyth Arts Centre

This weekend, Lyth Arts Centre here in Caithness held their very first family arts festival, and for two days, Scotland’s most northerly arts centre hosted a jam-packed programme of family fun. From an interactive outdoor performance to face painting, crafts and puppet theatre in a caravan, the event promised something for everyone. So when Charlotte from the…

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The North Coast 500, Also Known As Home

There is a road I see from the front door of my home in Caithness that forms part of the North Coast 500. As kids, we knew it better as the road ‘up west’, a passage imbued with the promise of beaches, picnics and sand between our toes. These days, the route has a new title…

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