Features writer based in the P & J Inverness office. I cover a wide variety of topics across the region and beyond including property stories, food and drink, entertainment, lifestyle and human interest.
A well-appointed showhome is a wonderful place to spend time and an important part of the buying process because it gives potential buyers the chance to get an idea of what their new home could be like.
Those in the market for a large, substantial house where they may be able to accommodate guests aplenty should consider Kilmorack House. It sits in the scattered, quiet hamlet of Kilmorack close to Beauly and is within easy reach of the River Beauly as well as being close to picturesque Strathfarrar and Glen Affric National Nature Reserves.
In the same year that Crazy Horse, a native American Indian, and his comrades fought their last battle with the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain in Montana, Queen Victoria was being proclaimed Empress of India.
There's something magical about walking down a street you've never strolled along before - you never know what's around the corner - while the same logic can be applied to visiting a country pub or restaurant that's new to you.
If you're quick off the mark you'll still have time to catch MamaBabaMe - a new dance, theatre and live music experience made especially for infants and their grown ups which is taking place at 11.30am and 2.30pm today, June 15, at Forres Town Hall.