The last hotel on the A9, The Ferry Inn at Scrabster is newly renovated and has wonderful sea views. Just north of Thurso, Scrabster Harbour is the gateway to the Orkney Islands. The renowned restaurant, The Upperdeck, has a fantastic steakhouse and also specialises in locally caught seafood. The lively Popeye’s is a public bar with a wide-screen TV showing sporting events. The en suite bedrooms have tea/coffee facilities and flat-screen TVs with Freeview channels.