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Unieke activiteiten in Highland Council

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Skye Collies - working sheepdogs
A small introduction to the Collie demonstration. A chance to meet thedogs as well . A short talk on the history of the area the importance of the working dog over the centuries in different working environments , the evolution of the working dog to what we have today, followed by a demonstration of the working dog , and an opportunity for one from the group to try to work my dogs ! Other things to note Duration 1 hr
Isle of Skye Smokehouse Tour & Tasting
Isle of Skye's only commercial smokehouse! A tour of the uniquely designed smokehouse is inspired to look like a traditional Scottish building called a cleit. A peat roof and stonewalled buildings from the bygone years. (Search on google St. Kilda and Cleit). Learn how the local alder wood is prepared by hand using an axe and used to fire the smokehouse and to create the smoke. I will talk about the various techniques of hot and cold smoking, wet and dry curing. Smell the secret 6 spice mix blend used in the current recipe to cure the salmon. Can you guess any of the spices? Finally the best bit tasting, Sample 5 different canapes. A twist on a Cullen Skink, Smoked salmon mousse on beetroot and blini, two additional tasting spoons. Topics covered Isle of Skye, the only commercial smokehouse Wild salmon vs farmed salmon Wood selection, why alder? Dry and wet curing Kitchen equipment Smokehouse design, cleits The smoking processes such as hot and cold techniques, temperatures ect My products can be bought locally at: Aros Centre (Portree) The Top Shop (Broadford) An Crubh ( Sleat) Beths Deli (Balmacara) Plockton Shores Heb Shack (Uig) Pottery by by Lenz Ceramics https://www.lenz-ceramics
Croft Tour on the Isle of Skye
We will meet on the Croft, beside the workshop. Your tour will begin by introducing you to our animals, sheep, Highland cows and donkeys. You will receive a warm Highland welcome and will gain insight into the daily routines of crofting and the life of our sheep and how we produce ethical wool. We will then enter my workshop where you will gain a brief history of fleece preparation, hand spinning, the reasons and history behind our uniquely hand knitted designs including our famous bespoke fisherman’s Gansey. You will have an opportunity to see our products and understand about Croft sustainability here on the Isle of Skye. A humerous story telling experience for everyone. Other things to note: Bring waterproof clothing as the weather can change quickly. The experience is not suitable for small children. As we are a working Croft, and not a petting farm, we cannot guarantee you will be able to touch any of the animals.
Ben Nevis Guided Group Walk
We the start day meeting at the Ben Nevis Inn. Here we will meet and greet, discussing the kit and weather for the day. The journey starts, with a gentle introduction to the Pony Track, built in 1883, with plenty of history about the area along the way. Ascending steadily, we reach half way up approximately 2 hours into the journey, with a good opportunity to feed, and refill water bottles at the Red Burn. Now we start to ascend the famous Zig Zags, gaining height rapidly, along with the extending views across Ardnamurchan to the Great Glen. The plateau will be reached, followed by a steady walk to the summit, arriving in about 4 hours from the start. There is plenty to see on the summit whilst we eat (Weather allowing). The ruins of the Weather Observatory (1883-1904), The old "Hotel", and the iron frame that held Clement Wragge's observation instruments which pre dates the Observatory. If the weather allows, we can see the rest of Scotland...Mountains in every direction. We will descend the same path back to The Ben Nevis Inn, returning at approximately 5pm. We will take a series of photographs to document your day, which will become available to you as part of our service.
Celtic handfasting ceremony
In a beautiful and secret location near Loch Ness with celtic hanging rings and altar where dressed in traditional Scottish dress I will explain this full celtic ritual of handfasting. After the traditional gaelic introduction the rest of the ceremony will be in english and I will join your hands together and you will repeat the old vows of binding from long ago. You will be offered the chance to recite your own vows after this if you wish. After the ceremony you can relax with your loved one and a romantic and decadent Scottish gourmet picnic and drinks complete with fire, rugs, blankets, crockery etc. Other things to note This is not a legally binding ceremony and available for lovers, married couples, same sex and mixed sex couples alike.

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Isle of Skye Day Tour from Inverness
First we set off from the heart of Inverness with a view of Inverness Castle, and travelling down the mysterious Loch Ness, home of the Loch Ness Monster. You have wonderful views of Urquhart Castle. Stop and “say hello” to Morag, Mhairi and the rest of the Highland Cows in the secret location? Secondly we discover the emotive and atmospheric Glen Shiel where a Jacobite battle was fought. As we pass through Glen Shiel we will be rewarded with stunning views of the legendary and dramatic peaks of the Five Sisters of Kintail. Just before the Isle of Skye we can take in the world famous 13th century Eilean Donan Castle. Next we cross onto the isle of Skye to take in some of the most breath-taking scenery and landscapes .Crossing over the beautifully designed Skye Bridge, which opened in 1995. We will then enjoy travelling through the Cuillin Mountain Range and take in the dramatic and ever changing backdrop Next we visit the picturesque harbour town of Portree, and lunch in one of the amazing Portree restaurants. Finally we continue on to the impressive Old Man of Storr, . Lastly we Return through Kyle of Lochalsh , stopping at Hector's Bothy . Happy Tours guarantees a fun tour limited to 8 people per tour as this ensures personal attention from your guide making it one of Scotland's best tours Other things to note You will be apart of a small group for this tour
Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield Tour
Firstly we will set off from Inverness and find out some amazing Loch Ness facts and marvel at the views of the once mighty medieval stronghold, Urquhart Castle, a testament to the power of Clan Chiefs and Scottish Kings, that now stands as a majestic ruin on the banks of the Loch. Next we will continue on to Black Isle’s famous Glen Ord Distillery, a distillery with almost 200 years of history and of course have a sampling of some fine single malt whisky. Moving on we then visit the burgh of Beauly, from the French "beau leau", meaning "beautiful place", and the name is not wrong! Enjoy a stroll through the stunning ancient ruins of Beauly Priory, and meet (maybe even feed) the Highland Cows who live close by. After a break for Lunch we will move on to the emotive and compelling Culloden Battlefield, and hear the chilling story of the conclusion of the Jacobite cause on the site where the last pitched battle fought on the British mainland took place Lastly after learning all about the Jacobites, we take you even further back in time into prehistory and explore the ancient and atmospheric monuments at Clava Cairns standing stones. Seen recently on the TV show Outlander. Other things to note You will be apart of a small group for this Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield tour from Inverness. Happy Tours guarantees a fun and educational tour limited to 8 people per tour
Skye Collies - working sheepdogs
A small introduction to the Collie demonstration. A chance to meet thedogs as well . A short talk on the history of the area the importance of the working dog over the centuries in different working environments , the evolution of the working dog to what we have today, followed by a demonstration of the working dog , and an opportunity for one from the group to try to work my dogs ! Other things to note Duration 1 hr
Scenic Bike Tour of Inverness
We ride along the River Ness. We will see the oldest trees and the non native trees grow on the Ness islands. We stop briefly at Inverness Botanical Gardens a hidden gem prior to arriving onto the world famous Caledonian Canal before stopping at the bridges and learning about the stairway locks, leaving the Canal we go through the only Nature Reserve in the Highlands the Merkinch Nature Reserve, riding along the reserve sea wall we have the chance of seeing the most northerly pod of Bottlenose Dolphins. Joining the River Ness again heading upstream towards Inverness finishing with views of the city skyline and oldest churches in Inverness before returning to the City. Other things to note This is a adults only tour, 13 years and above. Guests must be able to cycle a bike. The tour is on the flat so not to energetic. Height restrictions are 4 foot 9 and above. We meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time to fit the bike and helmet to your comfort.
Make a Felted Landscape in Inverness
Guests will be introduced to a wide colour palette of ethically sourced merino wool reflecting the rich colours of the Scottish Highlands. We will then tease apart and layer the wool to form a landscape scene before adding sparkling strands, and other felted fibres to represent sheep, trees and crofts. We will then sprinkle warm soapy water onto our artwork before rubbing it between 2 layers of bubblewrap. It's a bit like shinking a jumper in the wash! Our fibres will eventually bond, forming a firm piece of fabric. The artwork is rinsed and excess water squeezed out. Once dry, your unique felted landscape will be ready for you to take home and frame. Other things to note The cabin is accessed via a series of steps and gentle slopes which may be challenging for guests with limited ability. The cabin has quite a low roof so please mind your head if you're over 5' 8"
Isle of Skye Smokehouse Tour & Tasting
Isle of Skye's only commercial smokehouse! A tour of the uniquely designed smokehouse is inspired to look like a traditional Scottish building called a cleit. A peat roof and stonewalled buildings from the bygone years. (Search on google St. Kilda and Cleit). Learn how the local alder wood is prepared by hand using an axe and used to fire the smokehouse and to create the smoke. I will talk about the various techniques of hot and cold smoking, wet and dry curing. Smell the secret 6 spice mix blend used in the current recipe to cure the salmon. Can you guess any of the spices? Finally the best bit tasting, Sample 5 different canapes. A twist on a Cullen Skink, Smoked salmon mousse on beetroot and blini, two additional tasting spoons. Topics covered Isle of Skye, the only commercial smokehouse Wild salmon vs farmed salmon Wood selection, why alder? Dry and wet curing Kitchen equipment Smokehouse design, cleits The smoking processes such as hot and cold techniques, temperatures ect My products can be bought locally at: Aros Centre (Portree) The Top Shop (Broadford) An Crubh ( Sleat) Beths Deli (Balmacara) Plockton Shores Heb Shack (Uig) Pottery by by Lenz Ceramics https://www.lenz-ceramics
Walking Tour and Lunch on the Croft
Join us on our traditional Scottish farm to get a glimpse into crofting life. We are a working croft and aim to give you a real feel of the crofting life, which is unique to the Scottish Highlands. Plan in 2 hours for a guided walk around the animals. While enjoying the stunning views and scenery, learn about crofting and local history, from the Neolithic to the Clearances. There will be plenty of photo opportunities with our 4-legged friends and stunning surroundings. In June/July the sheep will be shorn, so if you would like to try your hand at this traditional crofting chore, Tom, who is a professional shearer, will give you an introduction. The ponies will love being fussed over. We will visit our herd of native cows before feeding and stroking the pigs and the chickens, where you can collect your own eggs if you're lucky, and - depending on whether there are any - the pet lambs will need their bottle, too. We finish our tour with a working sheep dog demonstration to show you our collie Tib in action with the sheep. After that, we'll deserve a hearty homemade soup and bread, followed by fresh scones and shortbread. Feel free to fire away with any questions you have regarding the animals or crofting during our walk or over our cuppa afterwards * If you fancy staying on the Croft: We also have AirB'n'B accommodation available.
Glenfinnan and Great Glen Tour
Why not take a trip into the absolutely stunning Lochaber region in the West Highlands of Scotland Firstly we will leave Inverness and travel down the Great Glen to the Glenfinnan Viaduct, where we will catch a glimpse the Hogwarts Express steam train! The Glenfinnan Viaduct, of course, doubles as the “Bridge to Hogwarts” in the Harry Potter movies. Next we will stop for a quick view of old Inverlochy Castle before we head on down into Fort William for a lunch stop. For lunch, wander around the town of Fort William, where there is a great selection of cafes and shops, in the shadow of the UK's highest mountain peak, Ben Nevis. From here we take our time returning back through the Great Glen, so steeped in history, myth, and legend. We visit the Spean Bridge Commando Memorial, unveiled in 1952. Here there are spectacular views of Ben Nevis. Next stop is at Fort Augustus, wander along the lock gates of the famous Caledonian Canal. Finally travelling back along Loch Ness side, following the route of the Caledonian Canal, we conclude the tour with a fantastic view of the formidable Urquhart Castle Other things to note You will be a part of a small group for this Glenfinnan and Great Glen tour from Inverness. Happy Tours guarantees a fun and educational tour limited to 8 people per tour, this ensures personal attention from your tour guide, making it one of Scotland's best tours
Inverness with a Private Chef
Enjoy your very own private chef experience at your place! Learn the secrets hidden within each dish, and enjoy a delicious multi-course meal. Get ready to discover the taste of Inverness without leaving your own dining room! The chef will arrive 90 minutes before your preferred dining time in order to begin working their magic. They won't arrive empty-handed! No-no, they will show up at your doorstep equipped with every ingredient needed in order to prepare your meal. Feel free to put your apron on and cook some of the dishes with them! They’re eager to share with you the secrets behind the recipes andInverness' local hidden treasures. Not in the mood? Well then lay down, relax, enjoy a few appetizers and allow them to take care of you. Eat, share, drink, laugh, and explore Inverness dining scene from your own table. Oh and don’t worry about tidying up, everything will be left spotless for you to continue to enjoy! To have a closer look at the menus, send a direct message and we will send them your way! Take advantage of our group discounts! ★ 20% OFF — groups from 4 to 5 guests ★ 30% OFF — groups of +6 guests Please note that to book an experience there is a minimum of 2 guests required.
Original Inverness Walking Tour With Local Guide Cath
Meet with Inverness-born Cath outside Inverness visitors center where you will be welcomed in Gaelic (the native language of the Highlands of Scotland). Travel around the city and the banks of the River Ness stopping to listen to the history of buildings and the people who lived and worked in them. Learn about Highland folklore, tales of fairy folk, and prophecies that local people still believe in today. Hear how Inverness and the Highlands were shaped in the aftermath of the Battle of Culloden in 1746. The history of the bloody battle, places, and local clans were used as the basis for the Outlander books and TV series. Discover the real history that Diana Gabaldon used as her inspiration. Walking in a loop back to the starting point you will visit Inverness Town House, Castle, Graveyard and along the way uncover the best restaurants and bars to take in the real taste of the Highlands. The River Ness is home to a plethora of wildlife from salmon and otters to herons and you never know the Loch Ness monsters might put in an appearance!
Hidden stories guided walk with wild tea
*Covid-19 status May 2022*: The walk is open for booking, and group sizes will remain small, at 8 maximum, and we will continue to follow any hygiene and social distancing guidance. Discover the incredible hidden and forgotten culture, history and ecology of this special place in a gentle guided adventure over 2.5-3 hours, complete with wild tea tasting. We'll explore the woods and trails finding ruins from centuries past, plants and trees and their folklore, creatures great and small, and plenty of hidden gems and untold stories along the way. We'll discover kings, spirits, fairy folk, witches and highwaymen - and of course it wouldn't be complete without resting with a cup of freshly-brewed foraged wild tea... and perhaps a Gaelic song or two. Suitable for all ages. Other things to note: Dogs are allowed but only if others booked onto the same walk are okay with this; if you want to bring a dog please let me know ahead of booking.
Orienteering in Ross shire
Orienteering requires wayfinding skills using a map and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain. We will be walking in the hills and forests, coast and countryside of Rossshire - particularly around Alness. I will tutor the orienteering and wayfinding skills. Maps and compass provided for the day. Walkers must come with suitable clothes and footwear. Guests will leave more confident in orienteering - in finding their way. Where suitable the routes chosen, meeting point, time required, may be agreed by attendees.
Croft Tour on the Isle of Skye
We will meet on the Croft, beside the workshop. Your tour will begin by introducing you to our animals, sheep, Highland cows and donkeys. You will receive a warm Highland welcome and will gain insight into the daily routines of crofting and the life of our sheep and how we produce ethical wool. We will then enter my workshop where you will gain a brief history of fleece preparation, hand spinning, the reasons and history behind our uniquely hand knitted designs including our famous bespoke fisherman’s Gansey. You will have an opportunity to see our products and understand about Croft sustainability here on the Isle of Skye. A humerous story telling experience for everyone. Other things to note: Bring waterproof clothing as the weather can change quickly. The experience is not suitable for small children. As we are a working Croft, and not a petting farm, we cannot guarantee you will be able to touch any of the animals.
Scottish Highland Couples Photoshoot with Local Photographer
Either you have a spot in mind, or would like me to choose somewhere for an amazing couples shoot to capture some incredible pictures for your memory book. I live in Glencoe, so I'm already in the Highlands, meaning I can get to the location with relative ease, and I don't mind driving anywhere within the Highland area. Clients have asked me to come to Skye, to shoot In Glencoe whilst they are passing through, or somewhere I think will produce amazing images that ties in with their travel plans. You're paying for a professional couples photoshoot with a local guide. You'll get a small selection of quick edits the same day, and the remaining full album within 2 weeks. For more on me as a guide, read my wee bio :).
Tea on a fairy hill guided walk
Where the River Feshie meets the River Spey, there are fascinating stories and histories to be heard. Brimming with tales of gruesome ghosts and fairy hills to the historical links with empire and colonialism, the walk brings together archaeology, folklore, culture, history and storytelling. Come and join a guided walk around Dalnavert to explore this little-known but captivating area. This gentle guided adventure over 2.5-3 hours will include wild tea tasting. Young children are welcome, but this walk may be of more interest to older children and adults (see my other walk which is more suitable for all ages). Other things to note: so sorry but dogs are not allowed on this walk as the route passes through a working sheep farm.