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.
A Local View
Memories of Youth
"The anticipation as the guard announced each station...The smell of the leather seats in the old Humber taxi which took us the three miles to the croft..."
Salmon Stations Around the Easter Ross Peninsula
Journey to the Dornoch and Moray Firths, where the salmon netting stations stretched from near the north Sutor to the Dornoch Firth and Paterson Island near Inver. Discover salmon fishing stories surviving through relatives of those men who worked the sea and the land throughout the year.
Wreck of the Linnet
The story of the shipwrecked Linnet echoes down the generations in the Easter Ross Peninsula Seaboard Villages. Learn more here and read the Gaelic elegy, written by Arthur Ross, to commemorate the victims of this disastrous event.
Local heroes can be found in every corner of the Highlands and Islands. Discover the story of Big Jock - a World Record Holder whose shadow loomed large at Highland Games!
The Tattie Holidays on the Easter Ross Peninsula
The tradition of lifting tatties is a firmly established part of the history of Easter Ross.