Life in the Scottish Highlands

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A Unique Experience

Highland living offers a great quality of life, with plentiful opportunities to enjoy outdoor pursuits in a stunning setting. If you are used to bustling city life however, you should think carefully about whether Skibo is for you. 

Work & life at Skibo


Outdoor Life

Situated in the Highlands, there are plenty of opportunities to get out into the wilderness and experience the outdoors, whether you enjoy hill walking, rock climbing, road cycling, mountain biking, canoeing or sea kayaing. You can also drive the North Coast 500 and discover one of Scotland’s most scenic coastal routes.


High Street Tain Ross Cromarty Scotland
Dornoch, Sutherland, Highlands, Scotland

Local Towns

Dornoch is a thriving village with a range of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants as well as a world renowned golf course, while in the small town of Tain you will also find supermarkets, banks and a community leisure centre.



Inverness lies 40 miles south of Skibo and is situated on the banks of the scenic River Ness. With plenty of shops, pubs, restaurants and nightclubs, as well as a multiplex cinema (Vue) and a renowned arts centre (Eden Court) there is plenty to do in Scotland’s northernmost city.

Inverness - bridge over the river Ness
Caroline Macdonald

Here in the Highlands you get to live and work amidst the most amazing landscape. The scenery is so beautiful, and only ever a moment away.Caroline MacDonald, Front of House Butler

Getting Here

Dalcross Airport at Inverness has domestic links to London [Heathrow, Gatwick & Luton] as well as Manchester, Birmingham, Belfast, Edinburgh and more. There are also direct flights to international destinations including Amsterdam and Dublin. To view the latest flight timetables, visit

Work & life at Skibo

Getting Around

Due to the secluded nature of the club, you may find that having your own car is useful for getting around and exploring the area. If you don’t drive, however, public transport is available from both Dornoch and Tain that will take you to Inverness and from there on to all major cities and towns. For the latest train timetables, visit and for the latest bus timetables visit . Taxis are also available from both Dornoch and Tain - details of these can be requested at the castle.

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