Discover more about life in the Flow Country from the people who live and work here in Caithness and Sutherland. Read stories of those who have walked and explored the hills and straths, hear about what went on in the past and what happens here today.


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Duncan Macniven

A recollection of memories about life and work in Strath Halladale, as told by Duncan who lived at Forsinain as a boy.

Ben Macgregor

About his explorations of the Flow Country around the Croft House.

Sandra Train

Sandra tells about her childhood memories, living on a croft in Strath Halladale.

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John Mackay

John Mackay, of John Mackay Ltd. is interviewed about his work and life in the Flow Country.

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Laura Morgan

Laura writes short stories. She moved to the north coast in 2013.

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Current Forestry Operations

Forestry operations have begun in the Dyke and Forsinain forestry plantations in Forsinain North. Due to this activity, the Forsinain trail is closed from 4th July to 4th August 2019 to the public. Please be aware of timber lorries on the single-track roads and keep speeds down to avoid possible incidents.
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All aboard!

Discover the amazing Flow Country at centenary of epic Jellicoe Express, Britain’s longest train journey.
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Below the Blanket

Keep the date! Join us in Edinburgh during the Festival for a walking meditation through art, bringing the Flow Country to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
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