True Highlands Blog
September marks the start of Autumn – and what a fantastic time to explore the Highlands! Scotland’s summers might be notoriously wet, but autumn brings with it dry days, cosy evenings and natural wonders guaranteed to delight – dancing northern lights, golden forests, wonderful wildlife and a ‘natural larder’ bursting with berries, mushrooms and more.
As evidenced by the astronomical alignment of many groups of standing stones the Highlands has long been a place where people gazed at the heavens for meaning or inspiration. Due to its extremely low levels of light pollution the north coast has in recent years built an enviable reputation as one of the best places in Europe for stargazing and chasing a sighting of the Northern Lights. The appeal of the Highlands is well documented, but unknown to many, when the sun goes down then a whole new set of attractions reveal themselves.