Lairg Village itself is a central hub of the highlands, with stunning views of green hills and snow-capped mountains. Lairg is accessible by bus, train, road, and is only one hour from Inverness Airport and city centre. There are a wide variety of countryside walks, wildlife and sites of historic interest in the vicinity to enjoy Loch Shin, the largest Loch on Sutherland, runs North West from Lairg for 17 miles and is also a reservoir for the Shin Hydro-Electric Scheme.
Lairg is also the site of the fifteenth largest impact crater on Earth, the Lairg Gravity Low which dates from 1.2 billion years ago and is 25 miles (40 km) across. However at 23mGal gravity lower than the surrounding area you are not likely to notice the difference or float away!
Four miles south of the village are the Falls of Shin (open all year) which is one of the best places in Sutherland to see Salmon migrating upstream to spawn from June to September. There are also four walks at the Falls of Shin, which range in length and accessibility) through the Achany forest and walks in Rosehall forest and cycle trails. The Falls of Shin also hosts a Restaurant, Craft Shop and mini golf.
Ferrycroft Visitor Centre is a Tourist information and Heritage Centre and is home to exhibitions and displays on the local history, people and wildlife. Services include tourist information, activities for children, picnic area, small café, gift shop and playpark. Two walks start from Ferrycroft, the first is the Ord Hill Archaeological Trail (hut circles, burnt mound, chambered cairns), the other walk is Ferrywood with a ruined broch, views of Shin Dam and lochside path..
It is generally accepted that modern golf developed in Scotland from the Middle Ages onwards and there are numerous golf courses in the area, including: Royal Dornoch Golf Club this club has two 18-hole courses: the Championship Course and the Struie Course, Bonar Bridge Ardgay Golf Club , which has been described as a mini Gleneagles and has been voted the most picturesque 9 hole course in Scotland, Tain Golf Club and Golspie Golf Club and Brora Golf Club.
There are lots of historical building to visit in the area including; Beautiful Dunrobin Castle near Golspie which is one of Britain's oldest continuously inhabited houses dating back to the early 1300s, home to the Earls and later, the Dukes of Sutherland. The Castle and Gardens of Mey, in Thurso Caithness, which was the owned by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother from 1952 until 1996, is open from May to September and also has an animal, tea room and gift shop.ing a big sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.