History

History is fractal. It is possible to tell the story of the North Highlands of Scotland in just 500 words and yet there have been hundreds of books and several movies based on events that took less than an hour on the 16th April 1746 on Drumossie Moor at the Battle of Culloden.
The snippets here a just tasters: to discover more you’ll just have to come and see for yourself.

Brahan Seer Monument

The Brahan Seer

Every country has had its prophets: Greece its Cassandra, Rome its Sybils, England its Nixon, Wales its Robin Ddu, and the Highlands their Kenneth Oaur … The predictions, say the good wives, have been fulfilled, and not a single breach in the oracular effusions of Kenneth Oaur. The words of the English writer Thomas Pennant …

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The Battle of the Orange

In 1859 a fight between two boys over a piece of fruit escalated into a riot of over a thousand men known as “Sabaid Mhòr Wick”. To give a bit of background, the nineteenth century was when the fishing industry was absolutely huge. In the first decade, an entire town had been commissioned on the …

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The Loch Ness Monster

The story of the Loch Ness Monster goes back to the days when the Picts lived around Loch Ness. In around 565 AD, the missionary Columba arrived and landed in Inverness. He started to walk the drovers’ road along the River Ness with his companions to bring Christianity to the locals. They had not gone …

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The Wild North Highlands

A Different Country From the earliest of times the North Highlands has been seen as a different country and with good reason. The fault line, now known as the Great Glen, is in fact the joining together of two completely separate land masses that crashed together some half a billion years ago. The land looks …

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