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Charging your electric car is easy at Mackays Hotel

Hotels with electric car charging points in Wick Do you have an electric car, or thinking about getting one? We are proud to be one of the few Wick hotels with electric car charging points. As you will know, finding car chargers on holiday in Scotland is a task before any long journey, especially when […]

St Andrew’s Day Celebrations

We know Andrew as the patron saint of Scotland, but did you know he’s also the patron saint of more countries including Romania, Barbados, Greece, Russia, Ukraine and Poland? Busy man! The origins of St Andrew’s connection to Scotland is speculated, especially since he never stepped foot in the country. Some say he appeared to […]

Mackays’ Supplier Series: John o’ Groats Brewery

We love shining a spotlight on local suppliers and here’s one for the beer lovers amongst us – John O’ Groats Brewery! At Mackays Hotel, we are biased towards a dram of locally distilled whisky, but our bar is always stocked with John o’ Groats Brewery beer. They are an artisan craft brewery, taking pride […]

Book direct for the best deal

It’s always best to book your accommodation direct with Mackays Hotel. Either by booking on our website, or by calling us on +44 1955 602323. You may have found us via another website, but booking directly with us cuts out the middleman. Which means, we can offer the best deal direct to you. Why you […]

Weekend Escapes to Wick, Scotland

Our hotel in Wick, Caithness is the perfect base for weekend escapes in Scotland. Where better to get away from it all for a few days than the magnificent far north of Scotland? With breathtaking scenery, a rich and fascinating history and so much to see and do! Weekend breaks with Mackays If you’re looking […]

The Castle of Old Wick

So, you’re looking for a little Wick history? And you want to enjoy dramatic scenery and coastlines? Well, look no further than the Castle of Old Wick walk, just 8 minutes from our hotel doorstep. Wick History and Castle This is a first stop when on holiday in the Scottish Highlands! And as one of […]

Happy New Year from Mackays Hotel!

Hogmanay is a big celebration in Scotland and the perfect way to welcome the New Year. There are Hogmanay traditions lost to time and some that families across the country keep to this day! Hogmanay Traditions in Scotland First-footing One of the most traditional parts of Hogmanay, the ritual of first-footing starts at the midnight […]

Traditional Scottish Comfort Food

When you see the words Scottish Cuisine, images of deep-fried battered Mars bars might come to mind. But there’s so much more, rooted in tradition and locally sourced food. So today, we’re sharing some of our favourite Scottish comfort food. And don’t worry, we’re saving the haggis for Burn’s Night in January! Some of our […]

A Winter Break in the Highlands

The Scottish Highlands may not be the first place you think of for a winter getaway, but we’re here to change your mind! The days may be shorter, and you’ll have to wear a couple of layers during your adventures, but there’s still so much fun to be had. There are sights and experiences that […]

Shop Local This Christmas

Christmas can be overwhelming, and no one wants to be rushing around on 23rd December shopping for the perfect gifts. That’s why we’re thinking about it early and thinking local. Christmas gifts should be meaningful and high quality for your nearest and dearest and there’s no better way to ensure that than buying from local […]

Mackays’ Malts: November

This month at Mackays’ Bar we’re highlighting a smoky, sweet Highland Single Malt; Tomatin Cù Bòcan. It’s an experimental spirit from the taste, the distilling process, the company behind it and even the bottle branding. The malt gets its name from the legendary hound that is said to have stalked the Highland village of Tomatin […]