Things to Do

Highland Highlights

The Quality of the Highlands of Scotland

Things to Do in the North of Scotland.

Gardens, Castles and some Natural History, in the Northern Highlands

Gardens & Nurseries

GardensThe Highlands has a number of gardens open to the public. A listing and some descriptions are to be found at:
NurseriesFor a listing of Plant Nurseries in the Highlands please visit:
Garden ToursTour public and private gardens in the company of an experienced gardener and plantsman. Day or Extended Tours are available.  See:-


Brodienr. Forres
Now owned by the National Trust for Scotland this castle was the home of the Brodie clan. Its contents and grounds are an uplifting experience.
This fairy-tale castle in a magical setting on the north west coast of the Moray Firth is a wonderful place to visit. Don’t miss the Falconry demonstrations!
The page is on my gardening site and has some general information about visiting the castle.
Dating from the 14th Century this beautiful castle is steeped in history and legend. A wonderful example of the development of a castle through the ages.
Fort GeorgeArdersier
Built to supress the Highlanders after Culloden, this fort is a superb example of Georgian military architecture.

Natural History

Dolphins are quite frequently to be seen in the Moray Firth near Inverness.  Dolphins near Fortrose
Red Kites Coming soon.