Hooked on the Highlands

Braal Castle

Salmon fishing as a sport in Scotland was well established before the 19th century, but it took some considerable time for people to be persuaded to venture as far north as Caithness to enjoy the delights of fishing on the thirty mile stretch of the River Thurso. During the 19th Century, there is one name […]

Grim Goings On…


The original Castle at Braal probably dates back to the mid-14th Century and is deeply rooted in the strong Nordic influence that reigned in the north of Scotland at the time. It’s tucked away behind the three-storey 19th Century building known as Braal Castle, close to the banks of the River Thurso at Halkirk, reputed […]