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Nigg Bay, Easter Ross. (Credit: VisitScotland/ Mark Janes)
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Easter Ross Peninsula

From Kildary and Tain inland, the Easter Ross Peninsula extends out to the coast across a tapestry of rich farmland, welcoming villages, winding roads and historical sites of national acclaim. Looking out across the Moray Firth, the coast stretches from the North Sutor at Nigg across the peninsula via some fine beaches and the three seaboard villages of Shandwick, Balintore and Hilton to the lighthouse at Tarbat Ness near Portmahomack.

From the picturesque harbour at Portamahomack, and the nearby Tarbat Discovery Centre with its Pictish treasures, the coast follows the shores of the Dornoch Firth back inland past Inver to Tain. All along this coast, the low-lying land known as the Fendom was used by the RAF in the Second World War and the buildings are still visible today. A railway town, Tain is steeped in history and celebrated for its golf course, street markets, Highland games and the world-famous Glenmorangie Distillery.

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