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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 […]

Mackays’ Supplier Series: Old Pulteney Distillery

Old Pulteney Distillery is just a stone’s throw from Mackays hotel, which makes us even more proud to have their famous malt whisky sitting on our bar shelf. Our favourite, the 12-year-old, has an intense aroma with a hint of sea air. A taste of the sweet, spicy and faintly salty whisky will always bring […]

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 […]

Christmas at Mackays Hotel

Can you hear the sleigh bells ringing? Probably not yet, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the most important meal of the year – the Christmas roast! If those words bring panicked visions of basting a turkey, slaving away in the kitchen all morning and some dreaded Brussels sprouts, fear not. At […]

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 Fling In The Highlands

Scotland is full of rich history and traditions, highland dancing being one of them. And we love Highland Dancing so much we host a Scottish festival especially for it! So, join us for annual The Highland Fling Festival each summer. Ittakes place in Lybster, in August. And is a chance for the local community and […]

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 […]

Inside the NC500: Top Things to Do in the East

More and more people are deciding to visit the Scottish Highlands as their holiday of choice. Not only is this because the area is beautiful, but also because there is so much to do too. Luckily, here at Mackays, we know the local area, and this means that we can help to make sure that […]

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 […]