Guided gold panning and river dipping event at Baile an Or 11am on 3rd September for adults over 18. Tickets available at https://booking.highlifehighland.com/ quoting booking reference number 002224GOLS
Helmsdale’s Yvonne Grant, daughter of Andy Sutherland and granddaughter of Andrew Sutherland is opening her new shop on Dunrobin Street in Helmsdale. It is called Glencoast and will be stocking all your fly and sea fishing needs along with clothing and outdoor essentials such as Rovince tick protection clothing. She can be contacted on 07796330479 and 01431 821372.
The Suisgill Estate is one of a very small number of estates which still allow gold panning on their land. If not monitored properly, gold panning can potentially be very destructive to the environment. Ideally everyone should be able to continue this enjoyable hobby on the Kildonan burn, but monitoring the activity takes time and expense. We have amended the pre-existing rules slightly, as these had been blatantly flouted by a significant minority. We therefore felt strongly that the introduction of a fee for permits would help us keep the activity better regulated. Any profits will go towards the upkeep of Kildonan Church.
Due to a cancellation, we now have availability at Balvallioch for the week starting Saturday 1st July 2017.