Brora, in the North East Highlands in Sutherland is perfectly placed. The village
is remote enough to have you wake up in a quiet, magnificent environment surrounded
by the full range of expected typical traditional Highland scenes yet only an hour
from the capital, Inverness, with its highly rated restaurants and an exciting arts
and music scene. An hour’s drive north gets you to the bustling seaside town Wick,
then ½ hour to other famous Highland destinations of John O’Groats and Thurso, and
so onto the Orkney ferry where you could witness several millennia of ancient history
in just a few hours. But why bother leaving the mainland or going into the capital
when a 10 mile radius supports all the activities, sights and stunning scenery for
a relaxing break.
Scottish Tourist/Visitor Information about Brora Village, a Sutherland destination
to visit or stay !
Find your own Brora
Surfs up, Harbour Shut!
Whether you are an activity enthusiast or interested in history and sightseeing or
just a quiet time in magnificent scenery with impressive wildlife, the local area
delivers a truly unique opportunity to get away in quite awesome surroundings.
The village is named after the Brora river which runs down from Loch Brora, a two
mile walk inland. When the surf’s up this outlet, which doubles as the harbour mouth,
has up to 10ft waves that prevent small fishing boats leaving - unfortunately few
of the fishermen take part in one of Brora’s favourite sports - surfing!
Pictures courtesy of Geroge Maciver, Iain Sarjeant, Ken Crossan & Tony Tracey and
with acknowledgement for the kind support of the Sutherland Partnership.