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First Signs Of Spring

It's been quite a long, cold winter here in the Highlands, with several falls of snow. And there's more snow to come this week according to the forecasts. There's some good signs though, ...
Posted: Sunday 04 February 2018 @ 11:47

Walk to The Fair Haired LadÔÇÖs Pass

While there’s building work going on at home, the family and I are enjoying a few weeks stay at Loch Ness. The kids, Archie (9) and Grace (6), have had plenty fun in and around our log cabin in the ...
Posted: Monday 24 April 2017 @ 17:50

Cute ÔÇô Ness and the ÔÇ£Lambing StormsÔÇØ

Our weather in February was absolutely fab and some of my Zwartbles sheep were fortunate to have their lambs then – they are already looking really well grown. Two pairs of the lambs were crossed ...
Posted: Monday 27 March 2017 @ 15:31

Inverness Castle Opening To Public

Inverness Castle is such a famous landmark in the city, purched on the hill overlooking the river. Over the years many visitors have wanted to see inside and learn the history of the building, unfortunately ...
Posted: Monday 20 March 2017 @ 09:39

The Sights and Sounds of Stratherrick in early Spring

Last week on the 28th Feb the Peesies returned to the moss in front of our croft where they always nest. "Peesie" is the Scots word for Peewit or Lapwing. Their eerie cry at dusk signals to us ...
Posted: Saturday 11 March 2017 @ 12:09

The Tomatin Distillery Community

The Softer Side of the Highlands With Christmas just around the corner, a time to celebrate the festivities with families and friends, we wanted to take a bit of time to celebrate our own Tomatin community ...
Posted: Thursday 24 November 2016 @ 16:33

The First Snow Has Arrived

As a very amateur photographer and tour guide I just love when the first snows arrive on South Loch Ness . A harbinger of winter full when some of the best scenery of the year is revealed and when it ...
Posted: Saturday 19 November 2016 @ 11:19

Entries Open For The Loch Ness Marathon 2017

Entry is now OPEN for the 2017 Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running on 24 September 2017, with GUARANTEED PLACES in the iconic Loch Ness Marathon, the River Ness 10K renowned for its PB ...
Posted: Wednesday 12 October 2016 @ 19:36

Loch Mhor

The golden days continue much to everyone’s delight! We are bathed in warmth which will surely set us up for winter. The birch are turning, and rowan, heavy with scarlet berries, feed hungry throngs ...
Posted: Wednesday 12 October 2016 @ 19:30

Glorious Weather On Loch Ness

We may now be into the month of October but today's brief north easterly breeze brought some glorious weather with it, as you can see from today's photo view. The loch saw a few white horses but ...
Posted: Monday 10 October 2016 @ 20:49

Our Hidden Secret

I can't believe it is October, not just because the last 3 years since Loch Ness Shores Camping and Caravanning Site & Leisure Park opened have flown by, but where have all these tourists come ...
Posted: Friday 07 October 2016 @ 19:56

Paws for a walk

Planning a holiday can sometimes be a little challenging especially if you want to ensure that the accommodation caters for your canine companions. Self catering accommodation is often the first choice ...
Posted: Monday 03 October 2016 @ 17:03

The Beast Race Loch Ness

In it's 3rd year and now a regular fixture in the South Loch Ness calendar, with people returning year after year from as far away as Glasgow and Edinburgh to take part, this years The Beast race on ...
Posted: Wednesday 14 September 2016 @ 17:03

Celebrate the 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology

To celebrate the 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology we’d like to invite you to:- Step back 4000 years in the rich landscapes of the South Loch Ness Cairns are ceremonial and burial ...
Posted: Sunday 04 September 2016 @ 18:58

The Glorious 12th

Glorious for who! It seems like an apt time of year to mention the 12th of August which is known as “The Glorious 12th” It’s the traditional start to the grouse shooting season ...
Posted: Saturday 13 August 2016 @ 16:58

Highland Ceilidh

Highlanders are renowned for their hospitality and what better way to meet the locals than to take part in a ceilidh (pronounced key-lee). Traditionally, ceilidhs were social gatherings of any sort ...
Posted: Thursday 11 August 2016 @ 19:04

We Don't Just Make Our Jams, We grow The Fruit Too

The Highlands are well known for growing the highest quality soft fruits, partly down to the climate and partly due to the long hours of daylight in the summer. At The Pottery House Loch Ness B&B ...
Posted: Sunday 31 July 2016 @ 19:53

Wildlife Around Camerons Tearoom

Some lovely wildlife and not so wild life enjoying Foyers. Camerons Tearoom pet Roe Dear is 7 years old now and was rescued by Morags Parents when it was only a few days old. He is enjoying his celebrity ...
Posted: Wednesday 29 June 2016 @ 19:37

Gas Bottle Blackbirds

At the beginning of May we had a surprise when we went round the back of Pottery House, a blackbird had decided to nest on top of our gas bottles. Luckily we had just replaced one and that would last for ...
Posted: Thursday 16 June 2016 @ 10:17

Statherrick to Fort Augustus pt.2

Heading back to Whitebridge, this photo was taking from the same place as the first one but looking in the opposite direction towards Stratherrick and Whitebridge.  The Loch is Loch Mhor. Photo By ...
Posted: Friday 10 June 2016 @ 19:57

Statherrick to Fort Augustus

What a wonderful end to May.  The weather has been fantastic with blue skies and sunshine prevailing although we have had a cold easterly wind blowing some days.  It is not very often that we can honestly ...
Posted: Friday 03 June 2016 @ 18:31

Great time of year for spotting dolphins

Our B&B guests have recently had great success seeing dolphins in the Moray Firth, either from the classic dolphin spotting point at Chanonry Point, which has recently been developed, or from the other ...
Posted: Wednesday 18 May 2016 @ 20:30

Wonderful weather on south Loch Ness

The whole of Scotland has seen some fabulous weather this week. Unfortunately, at this time of year, the east coast and the Great Glen, are frequently subjected to Haar - a sea mist cause by warmer air ...
Posted: Wednesday 11 May 2016 @ 21:23

Man Vs. Horse Raises £675 For Hospice

Didn't we do well guys? You helped raise over £1300 through the event this year and half of it went to the Highland Hospice. Give yourselves a pat on the back and come again next year when we will be ...
Posted: Wednesday 11 May 2016 @ 10:33

More Loch Ness Etape

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Posted: Tuesday 03 May 2016 @ 16:50

Loch Ness Etape

The third annual Etape Loch Ness took place on Sunday 24th April 2016. This 6 6mile, closedroad, cycle sportive round Loch Ness has quickly become one of the biggest events in the cycling calendar and ...
Posted: Tuesday 03 May 2016 @ 16:46

Gold Finches At Pottery House B&B

One of the most popular changes we've made in the past 12 months at Pottery House is to put a bird feeder outside the window of the breakfast room. We get a huge range of different birds, but the Gold ...
Posted: Thursday 28 April 2016 @ 09:25

The Daffs Are Out

The daffodils are looking amazing this year, especially through the village of Dores. The all seem to be out at the same time and lots of blooms too. We have lots of varieties in the Pottery House ...
Posted: Friday 22 April 2016 @ 18:48

Man Vs. Horse 2016

Man V Horse Scotland has now just had itÔÇÖs 5th year as a stand-alone event and this year it enjoyed a new loop route of 26 km from Loch Ness Riding above Dores on South Loch Ness. The nature of the route ...
Posted: Wednesday 20 April 2016 @ 11:12

The Sound Of South Loch Ness

If you ant to see the really Loch Ness in all it's natural beautify then you want to see South Loch ness. Far from the tourist traps and busy main roads, South Loch Ness has rolling hills, beautiful ...
Posted: Friday 15 April 2016 @ 10:17

Ruthven Crannog

Ruthven Crannog
Posted: Sunday 10 April 2016 @ 20:20

Suidhe View Point

Suidhe View Point on the high road at South Loch Ness
Posted: Sunday 10 April 2016 @ 20:19


Had some lovely photos from Highland Arts for the entry on Stratherrick, so I've added a couple more entries. View To Ruthven
Posted: Sunday 10 April 2016 @ 20:19


Loch Ruthven is famous for its Slavonian Grebe population, shortly they will return and visitors can access the RSPB hide from the Croachy end of Loch Ruthven. However that is not the only interesting ...
Posted: Monday 04 April 2016 @ 15:25

Scottish Wildcat seen in Foyers

There was excitement at Glenlia Farm in Foyers this week, near Cameron's Cottage, when a rare Scottish Wildcat was seen walking down the Farm road with the Farm cat, Lucy. It has been 20 years since the ...
Posted: Saturday 27 February 2016 @ 20:06

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Posted: Tuesday 19 January 2016 @ 12:13
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