Links House introduces Alastair Kennedy

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We are delighted to welcome Alastair Kennedy to Links House. Alastair is our Highland Experiences Manager and can assist guests to plan their NC500 Trips or take them fishing onto some of the most prestigious rivers in the Highlands including The Oykel. Also newly available at Links House are bespoke Cycling and Hiking tours, with Alastair as your guide you can experience even more of the beautiful Highlands. Call us on 01862 810279 to discuss your requirements with Alastair

Oykel Fishing Dates Announced

Fishing on The Oykel now available to Links House guests

Fishing on The Oykel now available to Links House guests

Links House at Royal Dornoch is delighted to be taking reservations for 2018 dates on the Oykel. The Oykel is approximately 20 miles from Links House and is consistently amongst the most prolific salmon rivers in Scotland. The drive out and the surroundings are extraordinarily beautiful.

Links House has exclusive 3-rod fully guided access for the weeks beginning:

Monday April 9th,

Monday 4th June and

Monday 3rd September in 2018.

Enjoy the luxury of Links House, a guided day on the river and golf on the renowned Royal Dornoch.

Whether you are a seasoned angler or a first timer, Links House can plan your days and provide all of the required kit. So just haste yourself North. We’ll handle the rest!

To make a reservation call us on 01862 810279 or email our reservations team on

‘Gone Fishing’

A lovely day’s fishing was experienced by our Guest Services Team , Sarah, Gwen and Fiona, at the weekend. They spent a glorious few hours in the sunshine with Roger Dowsett from Salmon Quest,on the River Allness in the Novar Estate . Roger is a very experienced Ghillie and instructor and manages the fishing for the estate but also runs fishing excursions for many of our guests which the team organise. The girls were taught how to cast the line without falling in, had great fun wearing the waders and picking their way over the slippery stones. They didn’t catch a fish unfortunately but this did not spoil their day. They came back truly hooked by the fishing bug!

Exclusive Salmon Angling on nearby Renowned River Oykel

Links House excitedly has expanded the extraordinary sporting activities available for its guests by purchasing private fishing rights on the nearby River Oykel. In addition to extraordinary golf at Royal Dornoch Golf Club, our guests can now enjoy exclusive day-access to some of the finest salmon angling in all of Scotland. Specifically, we are pleased to offer 3-rods private guided access on the Lower Oykel River, just 20 miles from Links House during 3 strategic weeks each year. The Lower Oykel consists of seven double-banked miles including 64 named pools and runs. The Lower Okyel beats offer some of the most attractive, prestigious and productive salmon fishing in all of Scotland with 5-year average annual catch in excess of 900 salmon.
Specifically, Links House will offer daily angling access on the Lower Oykel for 3 strategic weeks during each year beginning 2016.
For 2016, Links House will offer private day-access during the following weeks:

  • Spring Fishings: Week of March 28th through April 2nd
  • Summer Fishings: Week of June 13th through 18th
  • Autumn Fishings: Week of September 12th through 17th

Prices vary from £250 per rod per day

Fishing on the Oykel

Fishing on the Oykel


Blog: Country Sports Ambassador, Calum McRoberts catches the first salmon from the River Tay in 2014

Congratulations to Calum McRoberts, Links House Country Sports Ambassador, for catching the very first salmon from the River Tay in 2014!

Calum caught the salmon at 10:10 on the Opening Day (15th January) and it weighed 17lbs.

Links House Country Sports Ambassador

Country Sports Ambassador Calum McRoberts with the first salmon caught from the River Tay in 2014

Blog: Links House at Royal Dornoch appoints leading sportsman as Country Sports Ambassador as it launches Bespoke Country Sports Experiences

Links House at Royal Dornoch has launched its exciting range of Bespoke Country Sports Experiences and appointed one of the Highland’s premier country sportsmen as its Country Sports Ambassador. Calum McRoberts, one of Scotland’s leading anglers and outdoorsmen, brings to the role a wealth of expertise in angling, shooting and stalking in the Highlands as well as a passion for – and breadth of experience in – walking, hiking, cycling and horse-riding.

Links House, the new boutique luxury hotel located overlooking the first tee of world renowned Royal Dornoch Golf Club, is set to offer guests a fantastic array of bespoke country sports experiences including: angling trips to many of the Highlands finest salmon rivers and trout lochs; shooting and stalking on some of the great Highland estates; as well as a wide range of walking, hiking, horse riding and cycling trips.

McRoberts will co-ordinate all aspects of Links House guest outings from thoughtful river and estate selection to ensuring guests have access to state-of-the art equipment and expert local guides, whatever the activity.

“Although many of our guests come to the Highlands for its world-class links golf, we wanted to introduce them to the amazing array of angling, shooting, stalking, walking, hiking and cycling opportunities that abound here,” said Todd Warnock, proprietor of Links House. “Our goal is to provide a truly bespoke country sports concierge service to our guests, giving them an extraordinary Highland experience that they might not normally achieve during a traditional golf-only holiday.”

Links House’s full range of country sports experiences includes fishing for Atlantic
Salmon, brown trout, rainbow trout and pike; guided grouse, pheasant, woodcock and snipe shooting; guided red, sika and roe deer stalking; guided horseback riding along the Dornoch Firth; and guided hill walking, hiking and mountain biking.

To mark the appointment of McRoberts and the launch of its extensive country sports offering, the luxury Highland hotel is inviting guests to attempt to become ‘Legends of Links House’. Inspired by bagging a MacNab – namely shooting a deer, a brace of grouse and landing a salmon on the same estate in a 24 hour period – made famous in John Buchan’s classic 1925 book, John MacNab, guests can become a Legend of Links House by playing 18 holes on Royal Dornoch Golf Club and catching an Atlantic salmon on fly rod in the space of 24 hours.

‘Legends’ will be immortalised on the Legends of Links House plaque on display in the hotel’s Sporting Bothy.

Calum McRoberts

Links House Country Sports Ambassador Calum McRoberts