13th July 2020

As things progress and our tourism members are busy preparing to open and welcome people once more we thought we’d celebrate them all as members of the week and give a brief update on their status so here goes…

  • Above & Beyond Tours – Tailor made walking tours – get in touch direct to discuss booking or to purchase a gift voucher.
  • Castletown Hotel – no date set for reopening at present. They’re busy refurbishing the bar area ahead of reopening!
  • Caithness Business Serviced Apartments. Closed for bookings with entry dates from now until August.
  • The Holborn Hotel has been very busy preparing a new outdoor seating area to serve customers food & drinks. You can book your table now and can even purchase a blanket if the sunshine disappears before you’re finished your meal!
  • Mackays Hotel have been super busy throughout lockdown donating meals to the members of the Royal British Legion Wick, Canisbay and Latheron Branch and offering take away options for their popular dishes. They hope to open the restaurant very soon.
  • The Norseman Hotel can’t wait to welcome customers back to from Wednesday 15th July with some tasty new items on their menu! Their website is accepting room bookings too.
  • Northcoast watersports are excited to be back in the water offering lessons. They’ve also recently become qualified to offer sessions in Stand Up Paddleboarding!
  • Northern Sands Hotel have created an outdoor space where they can serve meals and drinks and are accepting room bookings via their website.
  • Pentland Lodge have certified that they’re Good To Go and look forward to welcoming guests again shortly. Although they’ve been closed to external guests, they’ve offered Key workers a place to stay throughout the pandemic. They’ve set out their preparations for the safe return of guests in a word document on their facebook page.
  • The Royal Marine Hotel Brora are also Good To Go certified and are opening on Wednesday 22nd July with some incredible special offers.
  • The Seaview Hotel are able to offer a sit in or takeaway meal service and can serve drinks in their outdoor beer garden area.
  • NorthLink Ferries has opened bookings for all passengers to allow travel to Orkney & Shetland.
  • The Brown Trout Hotel can offer a takeaway service.
  • The Highland Haven welcomed their first guests on 11th July. All guests receive exclusive use of the Highland Haven as standard. This will be reviewed in 2021. They’ve also registered with the Good to Go scheme.
  • The Lighthouse Keepers Cottage is not accepting bookings just yet but will be reopening in 2021. Since lockdown, they’ve welcomed NHS Key Workers to the cottage instead of the usual holiday makers.
  • The Pentland Hotel are gearing up to welcome guests back from Wednesday 15th July and like their sister hotel, they’ve got some new treats on the menu!
  • The Castle & Gardens of Mey & The Granary Lodge will remain closed for the remainder of July.
  • Thurso Bay Holidays are open once more and accepting bookings.
  • Timespan remains closed for the time being but has been offering lots of digital activity via their facebook page and website
  • Together Travel are accepting bookings for their John O’Groats apartments and have some additional safety precautions in place which you can read on their website.
  • The Ulbster Arms hotel are offering an outdoor area where they can serve food and drinks. They’re also taking a small number of reservations too.
  • Venture North hope to support tourism businesses as best they can and have a special offer of 6 months free membership available, read more on their website.
  • VisitScotland marketing campaigns are available to view here.
  • The Wick Society & Strathnaver Museum have decided to remain closed for this season and will open again in 2021. There are many ways to celebrate our history and learn from these museums on their facebook pages and websites.

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