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Too often overlooked on the east coast of the Highlands, Brora has a fascinating story to tell, one with many different chapters. Industrial town, fishing port, coastal resort and a modern hub for walking and golfing, this is an attractive town with much to offer. The Brora Heritage Trail follows this long story through the town revealing an industrial past of coal mining, boat building, salt production, fish curing, stone quarrying, distilling and textiles.

Today, the town is less industrious, but still lively. The picturesque harbour dates back some 500 years and remains home to small fishing vessels. The superb sandy beach attracts visitors all year round, as does nearby Brora Distillery. Formerly known as Clynelish Distillery, which closed in 1983, the stills were brought back into production in 2021 – a symbol of Brora’s enduring spirit.

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