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Basecamp in the heart of the Highlands

Falls of Shin, Scottish Highlands

Accommodation / Experiences / Cafe

Basecamp at Falls of Shin is our Mac & Wild Concept offering, split out into accommodation, experiences and cafe. Basecamp is about living what you stand for. It is where we invite our growing Mac & Wild family to come and experience what we harp on about every day. We’re eternally grateful to call such a humbling place home, and passionately believe more people need to come and experience the magic the Highlands has to offer. The Mac & Wild Basecamp is about offering the experiential element we’ve wanted to do for so long but can’t do in our London restaurants. Converted Land Rovers with rooftop tents plus a star-gazing belle tent provide comfortable adventure accommodation. An array of experiential packages are also available to enhance the overall adventure. We encourage wild outdoor cooking and provide all materials needed to do so. However, we also operate a small cafe from a stunning wood clad hub which is open to the general public and guests.

Located in the heart of a Highland forest and just 6 miles from Ardgay Game (Mac & Wild’s family meat supplier), Falls of Shin offers a plethora of natural pursuits and adventures for visiting guests. Not least, watching the majestic salmon attempt to leap up the famous namesake Falls. With a Forest on all sides, mountain biking, walking and foraging are available in abundance. We’re always delighted to recommend routes/attractions both in and around Falls of Shin and further afield so please contact us if you would like help planning an adventure!


M&W; is all about great natural produce, simply cooked & enjoyed in a relaxed setting. We are blessed locally with a natural larder to rival anywhere in the world. The cafe offers a range of sandwiches, hearty soups & sweet Highland delicacies.

What being back in the Highlands means to us...

When we took on the Falls of Shin site, it was really important to us that this wasn't just a third restaurant. Forever & a day we'd been trying to find a way to add more context to the M&W; story & what we stand for. Then Falls of Shin was presented to us and our stars felt like they had aligned! Falls is about living rather than telling the M&W; story. We're a commercial business yes, but we do it because we are passionate about where we come from & we know many of you are too. In a world moving at pace, life consumed worryingly through screens & children educating parents on how to keep up, Scotland, her breathtaking nature & her creative secrets are becoming increasingly important & energising to us as individuals but predominantly as young fathers attempting to navigate this daunting journey! We're so happy to be open again for the 2019 season and can't wait to get the M&W; community stuck into our  newly launched  Scottish experiences & workshops.
Calum & Andy (co-founders)

Cafe Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday : 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Find or Contact Us

Mac & Wild, Falls of Shin

Achany, by Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4EE

Tel: 01549 402 888 /

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For any enquiries please contact

Claire Mackinnon, 

Mac and Wild