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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 […]

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: Tomatin Cù Bòcan

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. Tomatin Cù Bòcan This single malt whisky from Tomatin Distillery gets its name from the legendary hound that is said […]

Autumn in the North of Scotland

Autumn is a beautiful season in the Highlands, so if you’re thinking about planning a trip there’s no need to wait! We’ve compiled a few of the best things about the North of Scotland this time of year: Autumn walks The days may be getting shorter, but that doesn’t mean the sun won’t make an […]

The Future’s Bright at Mackays!

For over a decade now, Mackays hotel has put the training and development of our younger staff at the heart of our business. We want our staff to feel valued and our customers to enjoy the best experience possible when they visit. We make sure this happens by pushing for continuous improvement and upskilling! We […]

A Summer Bride: Mackays’ Wedding Journal

From summer loves to lifelong partners, there’s no doubt that love always looks more fun in the sun! If you’ve been dreaming about a Scottish summer wedding? Well, Mackays Hotel, in Caithness, has a few ideas to help you plan the ultimate celebration. Forget traveling abroad for an intimate escape, how about a beautiful stay […]

Dog-Friendly Highlands: Max & Bria’s Favourite Activities

Love dogs? Well, if you haven’t met them personally, Max and Bria are Mackays’ favourite little helpers. Whether you chose to frequent our No.1 Bistro or spend an evening in one of our rooms, our furry friends take their roles very seriously in creating a comfortable experience for you and your four-legged friends. So, welcome […]