The Northern Highlands and the Western Isles

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Northern Highlands and the Western Isles - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Ragamuffin


    This well-stocked shop specializes in designer knitwear and has some of the nicest staff you could hope to meet. On cold winter days, they might...Read More

  • 2. Balnakeil Craft Village


    Artisans sell pottery, leather, weavings, paintings, and more from their studios at Balnakeil Craft Village. It is a rather odd place, housed...Read More

  • 3. Borgh Pottery


    Pick up a range of attractive hand-thrown studio pottery made on the premises, including lamps, vases, mugs, and dishes. ...Read More

  • 4. Edinbane Pottery

    Art Galleries

    This store, which specializes in quirky handmade ceramics and watercolors of local wildlife, is a great place to pick up a distinctive souvenir...Read More

  • 5. Hebridean Jewellery


    Handcrafted Celtic-influenced silver and gold earrings, brooches, and pendants are the order of the day at Hebridean Jewellery. Come for a tour...Read More

  • 6. Highland Stoneware

    Household Items/Furniture

    The huge sofa and television composed entirely of broken crockery are a witty introduction to the beautiful ceramic works of art made at Highland...Read More

  • 7. Isle of Skye Soap Company


    This charming little shop handcrafts its own soaps, aromatherapy oils, candles, and other pleasingly fragranced gifts. Founder (and soap-maker...Read More

  • 8. Jail Dornoch


    It's rare for people to voluntarily walk into jail, but this place is the exception, as an old prison has been converted in a popular fashion...Read More

  • 9. Lochcarron Weavers


    Watch a weaver producing pure-wool tartans that can be bought here or at the company's other outlets in the area. There's also a café. ...Read More

  • 10. Sculpture Croft

    Art Galleries

    This odd garden of delights provokes a double-take from most drivers traveling along the A838, thanks to its incongruous ceramic-topped gates...Read More

  • 11. Skye Silver


    Distinctive gold and silver jewelry with Celtic themes is the bread and butter of Skye Silver. From pendants to rings, bracelets to earrings...Read More

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