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What we’re thankful for this Hogmanay

Date published: 18/12/2022

Well, that’s a wrap…

2022 is nearly over and we’ll soon be celebrating Hogmanay here in the Highlands. As the saying goes, out with the old and in with the new. But, traditionally, as well as welcoming in the New Year, here in the Highlands, celebrating Hogmanay is about ending the old year right.

Preparing for the New Year

The tradition of prepping for the New Year in Scotland includes cleaning the house from top to bottom – both literally and metaphorically. Sprucing up the house, sweeping out the fireplace and clearing any debts before midnight. This is to rid yourself of any unwanted burdens before ringing in the New Year. And not just so you don’t have to clean the house with a little New Year hangover!

Hogmanay in the Highlands is also seen as a great time for looking back over the last year and deciding what you are thankful for. What would yours be?

We’ll go first . . .

This is a tradition that we are fully embracing here at Eagle Brae. We would love to know what you are thankful for this Hogmanay so, we’ll kickstart the conversation with what we have loved about the last year here in the Highlands. . .

Reasons to be thankful

Number 1

We are very lucky to live and work, in such a beautiful place. And incredibly proud that it’s a place our wonderful guests want to visit. So, the first thing we are thankful for is another year of meeting some lovely people and welcoming them to this stunning destination.

And, of course, we are truly thankful that those wonderful guests are so happy with their visit that, to date, we have over 550 5-star reviews from them.

Number 2

We are thankful for being able to offer a stunning destination that helps us empower eco-travel with our carbon-neutral holidays. Our handmade, sustainable cabins are nestled at the top of a magnificent hill looking out over a gorgeous glen.

And we are especially thankful for being able to help our eco-minded guests take care of the beauty that surrounds us by planting a tree when they visit. Or by joining us on a foraging trip in the untamed wilderness that offers the best of Mother Nature’s table.

Foraged food on a rustic table

Number 3

And finally, we are thankful to be able to offer our guests some of the best opportunities to enjoy a Highland adventure in one of the most spectacular destinations. From walking, pony-trekking and dog-sledding to clay-pigeon shooting, camera stalking and target shooting. We can arrange a whole host of activities for those of our guests who want to experience the best outdoor adventures the Highlands has to offer.

People dog sledding

Your turn

So, now it’s your turn. What is the one (or three!) things that have happened this year that you are truly thankful for? We’d love to hear about it so, find us on Facebook or Instagram and tell us.

Even better, book a last-minute stay with us here in our little piece of Highland heaven and experience what is making us so thankful this Hogmanay!


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