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One of the north Highlands' most iconic hotels is celebrating 65 years as an independent family business this September. Mackays Hotel on Union Street in Wick has been a leading accommodation provider and a cornerstone of local community life in Caithness for over six decades since being purchased by the first family member in 1955, Murray Lamont's maternal grandmother.
A Charolais cross bullock from Michael Shearer, Lythmore, Westfield, Thurso, took the prime cattle championship at Aberdeen and Northern Marts' annual Christmas show and sale held at Caithness Livestock Centre. Tapped out by judge Bill Cameron, Burnside of Edingight, Grange, was a 20-month-old, home-bred bullock weighing 621kg.
In a boost for the local Caithness area a new Comfort Scheme has started with immediate effect at The Portland Hotel in Lybster in partnership with The Highland Council. Recently renovated and launched under new ownership in summer of 2018 The Portland Hotel, Lybster is ideally situated on A99 Wick to Latheron main road, which forms part of the busy NC500 tourist route.
More than 200 people packed into the Weigh Inn hotel in Thurso this week as Dounreay Site Restoration Limited and supply chain partners shared plans and ideas about the decommissioning of the site. Leading nuclear firms mixed with numerous small and medium sized enterprises for the event which was attended by those who either support the site through existing framework contracts or have registered for the innovative ‘LINC with Dounreay' scheme.
Ackergill Tower is delighted to announce a new addition to the Ackergill Tower Estate, ‘Smugglers Inn', their very own onsite pub! Opening on 30th March from Fridays to Sundays, the traditional Scottish pub is full of charm and ideal for lazy lunches or afternoons by a log fire; with a mixture of seating areas available and low level lighting, it is the perfect place to sit back and relax. With a fully stocked bar, serving local favourites including Northern Light Ale and Orkney and Pulteney Whiskies, they'll be on hand to serve drinks between 12pm-3pm and 5pm-midnight.
Taste North, the north Highland's premier food, drink and craft event, in association with Venture North and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), are back for the third year running and this year return to Ackergill Tower with a packed line up and a leading name in the culinary world to head up the fantastic schedule and inspire the foodie passion in us all! Nick Nairn will be joining us as our very special guest this year at Ackergill Tower on 1st October 2017. Nick Nairn is synonymous with spreading the word about Scotland's wonderful natural larder and using it well and couldn't be better placed to highlight the phenomenal produce on the door step of Caithness & Sutherland.
WINNERS OF HIGHLAND BUSINESS AWARDS 2016 ANNOUNCED. Pultneytown Peoples Project and Mackays Hotel.
Health and wellbeing has never been further up the agenda with the introduction of sugar tax, statistics on obesity levels in our future generations and the increasing attention being paid to our metal health. Caithness is set to play its part in raising awareness and looking at alternative ways to live our lives with the return of a wellbeing festival aimed body, mind and spirit.
With the summer holidays at an end, now is the perfect time to beat the impending winter blues by booking an October half-term break with Natural Retreats. With an array of autumnal activities available over the coming months, from seasonal specials to Halloween horrors, Natural Retreats is the perfect option for adventurous families looking to explore the great outdoors.
Scotland's Year of Food and Drink sets the context for one-day conference on blogs and social media marketing at Thurso's Pentland Hotel. Final preparations are set for ‘the venture north byte 2015: food, photography, and the blogosphere,' a one-day conference on how to use digital communication and social media marketing at the Pentland Hotel in Thurso on Sunday, 26 April.