Discover East Sutherland
East Sutherland lies north of the Dornoch firth until the start of Caithness above Brora. The county also stetches westwards to Ullapool although its definition can be a bit confusing as most of it has a Inverness-shire postcode and is thus identified by Private House Stays as North Highlands. The area has some good farming land as well as the usual beautiful highland scenery, dotted with whisky distilleries, lochs, rivers and mountains. Dornoch, Tain, Golspie and Brora are all highland towns with their own interesting histories and culture. Dornoch has a world famous championship golf course, the bird watching and coastal scenery are spectacular and the Falls of Shin are also recommended for a visit.
Lynnfield Hotel & Restaurant
The Lynnfield in St Ola is a small country-house hotel, looking northwards over Orkney’s capital, to Kirkwall Bay and the north isles beyond.
A small family and dog friendly hotel, in picturesque Portmahomack, one of the driest places in Scotland. On the east coast facing west with incredible sunsets.
Things to do in East Sutherland
Falls of Shin
The Falls of Shin is a prime location to view salmon leaping up the River Shin in an attempt to return upstream.
Dornoch Cathedral is a 13th-century parish church in the heart of the Royal Burgh of Dornoch, in the Scottish Highlands. Founded by Gilbert de Moravia, the Bishop of Caithness, the church retains its name due to the rich history.
Loch Fleet Nature Reserve
The Loch Fleet is a paradise for flora and fauna located in the waters north of Dornoch.