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.
Captains Galley, Scrabster and Cotswold Cafe were recipients of the Sustainable Restaurant of the year awards 2015. Two very different restaurants, 700 miles apart, but who share the same outstanding commitment to sustainability, have been named joint winners of the Sustainable Restaurant of the Year award in London on 23rd February 2015).
The Blue Door Coffee Shop and Diner, based in Thurso, Caithness, is a finalist in the Scottish Home Baking Awards that will be staged at the 5* Mar Hall near Glasgow on Saturday 21st September. The Blue Door Coffee Shop and Diner will join thirty-three bakers and establishments that have been shortlisted in eight separate categories that celebrate the best of the best home baking in Scotland.
Winter break over! The Tea Cosy / Simply Unique will be open from Easter onwards, a warm welcome waits. New exciting menu and some old favourites.
The Captains Galley has picked up another prestigious award at the Silver Thistle Awards run by Visit Scotland. Jim cowie has won the Taste of Scotland Award for 2007 adding to his growing collection of awards for his high quality fish dishes in his restaurant set in the foormer ice house at Scrabster.
EatScotland has declared, The Captains Galley will receive one of the first Silver Awards for high standards in Scottish dining. The announcement comes as part of the launch of the organisation's much-anticipated Silver & Gold Award Scheme, which promises to raise the bar in Scotland's eating out scene and boost perceptions of Scottish cuisine worldwide.
There is definitely something unique about the Tea Cosy at East Mey. Apart from the fact that it serves freshly prepared food using local produce wherever possible is situated near a fascinating part of the Caithness coast.
People in the far north who are thinking about starting their own business are being given the opportunity to get their venture off to a good start by signing up for a series of courses organised by Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise (CASE) under the Network-wide HIE Starts scheme. HIE Starts in an initiative which helps give new businesses support and financial assistance by providing a regular income over the first 12 months of trading - traditionally the hardest.