Caithness, Sutherland & Ross
This is the northernmost region of mainland Scotland where the mountains look tired and seem to fold in on themselves. The land is barren, the horizon stretches further and further and only a mournful wind might be heard. Too poetic, I'm sure.
In spite of all that stark beauty the region abounds with treasure. There are the reminders of an often hard and ruthless past: Ruins of castles and simple dwellings (Clearances!), small museums and the fields of battle where the Scots and Viking raiders clashed.
- This is a personal favourite! (***)
- A real Scottish highlight! (**)
- Have a look if you’re in the area. (*)
- A hefty dollop of imagination is a must. (-)