Crowds celebrate Hogmanay in Scotland

A Highland Hogmanay in Scotland

How to Celebrate Hogmanay in the Highlands The Highlands of Scotland are undoubtedly the spiritual home of Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve), with many of its traits and traditions originating in the area. Which is why, every year, people travel from across the world to enjoy Hogmanay in the Highlands. But just what can visitors expect from […]

Cruising on Loch Ness

Myths and Legends Surrounding Loch Ness

The Myths and Legends of Loch Ness We all know about Nessie, but Loch Ness isn’t all about monsters. The famous Scottish loch has got many other tales to tell. Here, we have found a few Loch Ness myths and legends that you may not have heard of yet! Loch Ness Monster First thing’s first, the infamous Loch […]

Loch Ness in Scotland view from Dores

Interesting Loch Ness Facts

Who Knew? Fun-tastical Facts About Loch Ness Thousands of visitors come to Loch Ness every year for the beautiful scenery and to catch a glimpse of the Loch’s famous resident, but there is more to Loch Ness than mountains and monsters! Here, we have put together some interesting facts about Loch Ness that you may […]

Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle with hills in the background

How the Ice Age moulded Inverness and Loch Ness

Explore interesting places where the ice age in Scotland left its mark around Inverness Here, the area around Inverness and Loch Ness has got lots to offer for those interested in history. For example, amazing historic sites like Urquhart Castle, Fort George and Cawdor Castle are to name but a few of the popular sites. However, the Inverness […]

The Clava cairns near Inverness

A Journey through Time

Explore the many prehistoric sites and standing stones near Inverness. As you will know, Stone Circles have been getting a lot of attention recently thanks to ‘Outlander’. So here we will explore the pre-historic sites and stone circles we have in our area. And there are more of them than to be expected! Clava Cairns For those […]

A view of mist over the Beauly Firth from Craig Phadrig
A fictional picture of Nessie
Close up of scotsman in red and black kilt

How to tell a true Scotsman

The Stereotypical “True Scotsman” If you believe all the stories, a true Scotsman is identified by: a) his ginger hair b) a modest boast that he wears nothing under his kilt c) an appetite for deep-fried Mars bars While there is some truth in all of the above, the modern Scotsman tends to only wear […]

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Inverness and Loch Ness: Fun Facts

Fun and Interesting Facts about Inverness and Loch Ness Here at Visit Inverness Loch Ness, we work endlessly to ensure the ultimate Highland Holidays in Scotland for you! That means helping you to live like a local when you’re with us. As such, each month we like to add a new Fun Fact to our […]

A serpent image in a rock near Loch Ness

The Secret of the Serpent Stone

Today we have a guest post from long time Nessie hunter and Loch Ness mystery blogger Roland Watson, who shares an intriguing discovery he made on the shore. Roland is an engineer working in Edinburgh who has had an interest in the Loch Ness Monster since his teenage years and visits the loch every year for the […]

Sunlight streaming into cave entrance

In Search of the Real Dun Bonnet

Dun Bonnet’s Cave in Foyers Today we went in search of a cave. Bonaid Odhair Cave to be exact. (Also known as Dun Bonnet’s Cave). This once little-known cave has been made famous by the popular Outlander series. In series 3, we saw main character Highlander Jamie Fraser hiding in here, and nick-named Dun Bonnet. […]