Tain & Portmahomack
Tain, Scotland's oldest Royal Burgh, has an interesting history and numerous visitor attractions including the Tain 'Through Time' Centre which depicts the Burgh's history, as well as the Glenmorangie Distillery, the Balblair Distillery and Glasstorm to name but a few!
For the more active visitor there are cycle routes, numerous walks, a golf club and a swimming pool. The town also hosts Tain Gala, usually in the last week of June/first week of July and the Tain Highland Gathering is held in August each year. At the tip of the Tain Peninsula is Tarbat Ness, one of the tallest lighthouses in Britain.
The pretty seaside village of Portmahomack has a lovely long stretch of sandy beach at its heart and an interesting Discovery Centre about the local Picts and Pictish stones.