Susan Welsh

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.

Modern detached home in Sutherland has wow factor

September 5, 2018

Having a home with a turret is a bit of a status symbol. They are often associated with castles and tower houses, although Victorian builders were also fond of including a corner turret when building a home designed to impress.


World pipers gather for blast from past

August 30, 2018

The stage is set for Inverness to host two world-class piping competitions this week as hundreds of pipers from as far afield as Canada, America, New Zealand, Australia and Europe descend on the city for two days.


Island living in a world of its own on Shetland

July 27, 2018

With more than 1,700 miles of stunning coastline, along with Lerwick’s dive boat activity, boat trips and record-breaking cruise traffic, it’s no surprise that Lerwick is a very busy harbour with yachts making a valuable contribution to marine tourism in Shetland.


A desirable showhome in Elgin with heaps of style

April 17, 2018

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.


FOR SALE: a substantial and stunning Highland home offering opportunities aplenty

March 27, 2018

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.


A hidden gem in the Highlands

March 13, 2018

Renowned traveller and TV presenter Michael Palin described the Inverness to Kyle line as one of the most beautiful railway journeys in the world.



March 3, 2018

Glittering jumpsuits, big 
band with backing singers, showstopping tunes - it can only mean one thing. Elvis is back in the building.