North Scotland Supporters

manonabeach® is proud to have financial support from the following businesses in Sutherland, Caithness and the Orkney Mainland, North and South Ronaldsay, Hoy, Westray and Sanday Island, listed by supported beach page.  Please use the send your answers menu  or email info@manonabeach.com to find out more.  Click on each Supporter’s banner, below here, to learn about their business.  Also, see what the beach means to them, above their banner.

Benefits to new and renewing Supporters now include the following:

  • access to beach lovers in largely urban areas (24% London) who are looking forward to their return to your area and to enjoying your services and online products, with hundreds of thousands of hits to the site and being seen in 160 countries.
  • access to over 2,500 films from the archive, including over 1,300 narrative interviews, to use in your social media for customer retention and in your blog, like this example.  Why not use the manonabeach® question to engage with your customers?
  • a complimentary manonabeach® Interview Highlights DVD, to use in your business at your discretion, either in-house or for your customers.

Waukmill Bay and Widewall Bay, Orkney:

Sandwood Bay and Oldshoremore:

“What does the beach mean to you..?”

As a child of the 50’s I holidayed every year at the hamlet of Blairmore on the family croft.The croft house is situated at the beginning of the peat road which leads to Sandwood Bay.
The walk in the summer evenings with some of the neighbouring children to collect the cows for milking would be full of trepidation. Wwould we see the ghost of Sandwood Bay ,the Bearded Sailor purported to walk the beaches and surrounding area or a mermaid combing her hair and singing while sitting on the rocks looking out to sea?  Such were some of the many tales told around the peat fire by the old folk. The smell of bog myrtle ,gorse and heather and the sound of the sea crashing and booming on a stormy day sighing and hissing on a calm are etched on my heart.
The walk itself is very uplifting and has the essence of a spiritual nature.4.1 miles of mood improving steps.

…Ellen, at Sandwoodway, below:

Ceannabeinne:

“What does the beach mean to you..?”

Ceannabeinne beach holds many treasured memories for me. In 1963 we stayed locally with a crofter and visited the bay every day, walking down from  the derelict cottage situated high above the beach. We swam, picnicked, and played on the perfect sand. Every year we returned and each time that we walked back to the car, my father looked lovingly at the old cottage, dreaming of perhaps one day owning it and renovating it. His dream came true when I bought the cottage in 1987!
 Ceannabeinne beach is undoubtedly one of the finest beaches in Britain. Historic, proud and magnificent, a testament to the power of nature, and with no land between her shores and the North Pole!
A treasure for all to admire and enjoy, locals and tourists alike.

…Richard, at Norsehaven Cottages, below:

Scourie: