Walkers, Whales and Whisky in Scotland – 3 Great Reasons To Visits

Shows rigid inflatable boat going out looking for whales and whisky in Scotland.

Wondering what to you should do in Scotland? Here are 3 suggestions revolving around Walkers, Whales and Whisky in Scotland.

Just in this small part of Scotland alone we are fortunate enough to have the following reasons to visit available:

Walkers Shortbread in Scotland

Walkers Shortbread ShopFirst and foremost it has to be Walkers Shortbread. Shortbread is synonmous with Scotland and Walkers Shortbread is recognised throughout the World so whilst you are visiting check out the home of Walkers Shortbread.

This traditional family owned firm founded in 1898 thrives in the Highland village of Aberlour and is still very much part of the Highland Community.

Walkers

Secondly we have many attractions for Walkers as in Hiking.  If you are visiting Scotland be prepared to spend time out in the fresh air enjoying some sensational walks. With Beaches, Castles, Mountain, Moorland, Drovers Routes and so much more to explore. Scotland is an outdoors destination and perfect for socially distanced staycations.  Spend time visiting Neolithic sites, wander around a quiet loch, explore a hidden glen. There is something truly mesmeric about the scenery in Scotland that makes you want to be out in the Open Air exploring and enjoying.Dava Way Signpost

If you are into long distance walking you have even more choice on offer and can find out about more walks here.

Whales in Scotland

Well yes we have whales in Scotland.  The best areas for spotting Orcas tend to be West Coast Scotland and the Shetland Isles. However where we are situated here at Blervie House overlooking the Moray Firth not only do we have a superb microclimate due to the fact the Gulf Stream ends in the Moray Firth but we also have a incredible range of plankton producing rich feeding grounds. These feeding grounds attract species of all sizes from salmon, to seals, to dolphins, porpoise, minke whales and my favourite Orcas.Rib for Marine Wildlife watching

Therefore it is not uncommon for Orcas to be seen in the Moray Firth and I have even had the pleasure of seeing Humpback Whales in the distance off the coast of Burghead. Of course there are no guarantees and where these Whales roam depends on the weather, their feeding opportunities and the time of year. The same Orcas can be seen off the coast of Iceland, Orkney and here in the Moray Firth.

So with no guarantees of seeing whales I can certainly recommend taking a wildlife watching cruise from either Findhorn, Lossiemouth or indeed Inverness. One thing I can guarantee you is that the community will have an idea which pods are where and when they are likely to be around. Everytime I take a trip I learn more about the marine wildlife off our coast and appreciate more of Scotland’s offerings.

 

Whisky in Scotland

View of Strathisla Distillery

Whisky in Scotland needs no introduction. Of course if the home of Single Malt is your reason for visiting you will already be planning your trip around you favourite distilleries. If so my recommendation is to check their websites and make sure you have your visits booked so you don’t miss out. If you are like many of our other visitors a visit to a distillery is on the cards because you are in Scotland. Like many things these days your choice of Scotch is a matter of personal taste or experience.

Whisky Tasting LeftoversSurrounding us here at Blervie House we have 51 distilleries each with their own unique taste, location and history.  We are always happy to help you choose a distillery to visit or even book a private tasting here at the house.

There are endless reasons to visit Scotland – it maybe that you have never visited before and the Covid 19 situation allows you safely travel here.

You may be visiting to play golf or because you have a family connection to Scotland.

Whatever the reason for your visit try and find some time to experience Walkers, Whales and Whisky in Scotland