From the thrill of surfing the North Coast waters to gentle strolls through mountain passes, explore our stories across 7 themes and discover the Spirit of the Highlands and Islands.
The magnificent Highlands and Islands are made for adventure. From Munro-bagging to sea-kayaking, rock climbing to sailing or wild swimming, all kinds of exciting new challenges await here.
Community and Culture
Tradition rings true here, whether in language, music, or song, and it continues to play a big part in the vibrant contemporary culture that can be enjoyed right across the Highlands and Islands today.
Food and Drink
The Highlands and Islands serve up a truly mouth-watering array of food and drink experiences. From tastings of local specialities to distillery and brewery tours, it is a land of sensory sensations.
History, Heritage and Archaeology
The dramatic sweep of history merges with the landscape across the Highlands and Islands. It is easy to travel back through time here, journeying from battlefields to brochs, castles to churches.
Music and the Arts
Extensively celebrated visually on film and TV, the Highlands and Islands are also home to a broad range of creative artists – across all genres from music and theatre to painting and photography.
If there is one thing the Highlands and Islands are world famous for it’s the landscape and scenery. From mountain to coast, from loch to river, this is a wild land of beauty, nature and discovery.