Spirit of the Highlands and Islands - what is it?

Is it the land? The people? The sights, sounds and smells? All of these…and more…the spirit is captured in its stories…

2022 is Scotland's Year of Stories when we are celebrating stories of the Highlands and Islands - the land, the people and the culture - which have shaped our region past, present and future!

Explore our stories and discover our spirit!

Spotlight on...the Royal Highland Show

Good morning from us all at the Spirit of the Highlands and Islands team who are freshly back at the office after a wonderful four days at the Royal Highland Show in Ingliston last week...

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Our Land

Explore the natural landscape which has formed a backdrop to Highlands and Islands culture and heritage for centuries.

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