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The Lochinver Larder Filling Factor

A Lochinver Larder pie is a special kind of pie. Recently, we undertook an experiment: we called it the Filling Factor. We weighed the pastry and filling of the pie to assess what had the biggest weight. Best not to read on an empty stomach!
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Our Top Things to Do in Black Isle

Whilst on your way to visit Lochinver Larder, you must travel via Black Isle. We list our top things to do in Black Isle in our latest blog here - get ready to be inspired!
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NC500 Wild Swimming Spots: Top Tips & Locations

Whether you’re already partial to swimming in the great outdoors or you’re preparing to take the plunge, the North Coast 500 is a playground of enchanting waterfalls, dreamy beaches and wildly beautiful lochs. The water certainly isn’t warm, but that’s the whole point!
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Our Top 5 Detours from the NC500

As the name suggests, the NC500 covers 500 miles of incredible coastline through several regions in the Highlands. Not only that, but there are countless hidden gems, inviting islands and charming villages within close reach of the designated NC500 route. Detour, anyone?
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Outdoor Activities on the NC500

The NC500 is a place to get up close and personal with the outdoors; breathe in the fresh mountain air, feel the calm of the sea or the rush of adrenaline. Why not try something new? Step away from your vehicle and out of your comfort zone.
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British Pie Week

Happy British Pie Week! Every week is ‘pie week’ in the land of Lochinver Larder, but we’re always in full support of any pie-style celebration!
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NC500 Best Beaches: Our 6 Top Picks

The beaches on the NC500 are what gets everyone talking. If you haven’t seen them for yourself, we can confirm that the rumours are all true. Ever those who have daydreamed over photos online of white sands and turquoise sea, are still awestruck on arrival.
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Valentine’s Day Special: Sweet Pie of Mine

For many of you, the love affair with our pies is a savoury story which began on the North Coast 500. Our meaty/veggie pies are legendary in this part of the world, but we want to show you our sweet side too.
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Burns Night 2022: Alternative Burns Supper Ideas

If you’re hosting or toasting to our national bard on Burns Night this year, we’ve created this handy wee guide to the celebration and its traditions with some suggestions for an alternative Burns Supper.
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Thank you & Farewell to 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to reflect on the year gone by, praise the people who made it happen, and look ahead at what’s to come.
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All Eyes on the Pies, It’s Golden Ticket Time

Christmas is a time of giving, family and, some might say, most importantly great food. So, our Pie Makers want to keep the Christmassy spirit alive into January by giving four lucky customers the chance to win a FREE box of pies!
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Where to stay in Lochinver

While we might be a wee bit biased, there’s simply no denying the facts: Assynt is the perfect base for your NC500 adventure. This remote corner of Sutherland is a place of peaceful settlements, dramatic landscapes and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world: we are not even exaggerating.
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Griogair MacAllein: Highland based award winning storyteller

The old saying, ‘North, South, East, West...Home’s best!’ To me Assynt and the North West is home and most definitely best! - Find out more about Griogair MacAllein and his road to Lochinver!
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Festive pies and what to serve them with

Fancy a Christmas pie? You’re in the right place. Hand-crafted in the Highlands, we deliver them straight to your door, precooked and ready to reheat or pop in the freezer for a future pie night.
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The Art of the Lochinver Pie

Lochinver Larder has turned the humble pie into a local delicacy, baking nearly 100,000 pies in 2021 alone. If you’ve already sampled the goods, you will understand why, but if you’re sitting there wondering what makes our pies so special, it’s time to let you in on our secrets.
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How to Reminisce on your NC500 Adventure from Home

Whether you visited just last summer, or have been escaping to the area since before it rose to NC500 fame, these are our five top ways to reminisce on the good times and keep those precious travel memories alive.
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Burns Night 2021: “great chieftain o’ the puddin’-race”

Every year on the 25th January, we celebrate the late poet Robert Burns, a national bard of Scotland who before his death in 1796 penned over 550 songs and poems.
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Jeanette McCarthy: Administrator for the Assynt Crofters Trust

Jeanette McCarthy is the Administrator for the Assynt Crofters Trust, as well as a writer and painter.
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'A Man in Assynt': the poems of Norman MacCaig

Norman MacCaig was born in Edinburgh, but it was his beloved Assynt that inspired much of his poetry.
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John McCarthy: owner of Lochinver Landscapes

John McCarthy is a landscape photographer and set up art gallery Lochinver Landscapes in 2011.