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Myths and legends of Caithness

With a history dating back to prehistoric times, it’s no wonder that Caithness is shrouded in myths and legends. From ancient giants to mysterious sea creatures, there are stories to tell in every corner of the land. Here are some of our favourites to explore while you stay at Mackays Hotel. Caithness Selkies With so […]

Making long-distance wedding planning easier

Planning a wedding is an exciting journey! However, when it comes to long-distance wedding planning, the task can feel a bit daunting. That’s where Mackays Hotel steps in to make your dream wedding a reality. No matter where you are in the world. Venue options As a licensed civil wedding venue, Mackays Hotel offers the […]

The History of Tartan

When you think of Scotland, tartan is likely one of the first things that come to mind. This distinctive fabric is a symbol of Scottish heritage, widely seen in traditional attire and local products. But where did tartan originate and why has it become so iconic? At Mackays Hotel, we are proud of our heritage and invite you to dive into the history of tartan with us.

Things to do on a summer break in Wick

Are you coming to stay with us at Mackays Hotel in Wick this summer? There’s still time to book your summer break in the far north of Scotland! And to help you plan your adventures, we’ve put together this guide to the best things to do in Wick and the wider Caithness area for the […]

Scottish clans in Caithness

Lots of people with Scottish ancestry have ties to the great clans. These are the historic groups that once occupied specific areas of Scottish land. Usually, they were led by a Clan Chief. The clan members worked for the chief and were loyal to him. Many of them took the clan surname as their own. […]

Spring breaks in Caithness

Have you ever visited the far north of Scotland in spring? You really should! As we reach April, spring is in full swing here in the Highlands. The flowers are starting to bloom and nature is waking up again. Here at Mackays Hotel in Wick, we love the spring season. It’s a truly beautiful time […]

Sustainable weddings in the Scottish Highlands

Our tips for a sustainable Scottish wedding As we become more aware of the effect our actions have on the environment, we’re all looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint. As a hotel and events venue, why we strive to be as sustainable as possible in all that we do. For couples getting married […]

Do you have ancestry in the far north of Scotland?

Genealogy service at Mackays Hotel Here at Mackays Hotel, we welcome guests who are eager to know more about their Scottish ancestry. If you’re keen to explore your family history during your stay, we have a wide collection of books and maps, which may be able to help you. We can also put you in […]

Elopements and micro weddings in Scotland

Do you dream of a small and intimate wedding, where you can focus on each other, instead of having a big extravagant “do”? Then eloping to Scotland might be for you! Elopement means running away to get married in secret. However, some couples choose to tell a trusted few friends and family. You might instead […]