Lying on the shores of the Dornoch Firth, Portmahomack is a place just waiting to be discovered. The village is positioned on the Tarbat peninsula in Easter Ross which sits on the east coast of the “North Coast 500” - a new and exciting circular route around the Highlands of Scotland and named one of the top coastal road trips in the world.
Known in Gaelic as ‘Port MoCholmaig’ or St Colman’s Port, Portmahomack can trace its roots back to 800 AD. Today, this pretty fishing village is well-known locally for its picturesque setting. The only village on the east coast of Scotland that faces due west, Portmahomack can enjoy spectacular sunsets. And because it is situated in an area of the Highlands renowned for its low rainfall, the village doesn’t suffer with those pesky West Coast midges!
Home to the Tarbat Discovery Centre, a renowned heritage museum, the village also boasts a nine-hole golf course and a variety of places to eat - as well as a pub and a well-stocked shop and Post Office which is open seven days a week.
With its strong heritage, varied amenities and easy access to the rest of the best of what Scotland has to to offer, a visit to Portmahomack is a must.