Entertainment, Sports & Amenities

Awa wi’ your satins, your silks and your shawls,
Your soirees and your parties and your elegant balls;
For a dance in the barn is worth ten in the hall
Wi’ the lads that were reared among heather.

Read local notice boards for information regarding community based events including gala days, fun days, highland gatherings, dances, ceilidhs, quiz nights etc. Bettyhill Gala is a highlight.

Halladale Film Club has monthly showings and an annual festival. Visitors are welcome, check on Facebook for forthcoming events. www.facebook.com/HalladaleFilmClub

Countryside Rangers provide a variety of activities, walks and observation events for various ages such as whale spotting at Strathy Point, rock-pool dipping, dragon-fly safaris. See local notice boards or visit www.highlifehighland.com/rangers for current details.

Mission Hall Gallery in Melvich features the work of local artists and hosts various exhibitions and events. Find it on Facebook.


There is a swimming pool and gym at Bettyhill (see North Coast Leisure centre on Facebook); Golf at Reay; Farr Bay and Melvich beaches are good for surfing.

The A836 is on the North Coast cycle route (see pedalpowerhighland.co.uk for other cycling services and information.)
Fishing permits are available from the post offices.


SHOPS Bettyhill and Melvich
PETROL Bettyhill and Reay
GARAGE Bettyhill
CYCLE SERVICES Pedal Power Armadale
POST OFFICES part-time at Bettyhill and Melvich,
BANK N.B. The nearest banks are in Thurso
DOCTOR Armadale 01641 541212
The nearest town with all amenities is Thurso, 25 miles east.