Now open – The Affric Kintail Way

Serious about walking! Just like our visitors, most of us here in Inverness and around Loch Ness are quite outdoorsy and love nothing more than exploring our lochs and mountains on a grand weekend walk! For the more adventurous walker there are a number of impressive long distance walks to tackle, such as the famous […]

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The “Wild Side” of Inverness and Loch Ness

Meet our fantastic wildlife! Many of you may be visiting our area for one of its main attractions – unspoilt countryside, beautiful forests, lochs and rivers and abundant wildlife. Highland wildlife and our environment has been on TV a lot recently with Aviemore’s own TV series “The Mountain” and Winterwatch and Countryfile visiting Highland locations […]

Get active in Inverness and Loch Ness!

Are you brave enough to try some new and exciting activities? Because of the spectacular mountains, the tumbling waters and the vastness of the great outdoors, the Highlands of Scotland has become a playground for outdoor pursuits and visitors have been coming to Inverness and Loch Ness for walking and cycling for decades. But apart […]

A Journey through Time

Explore the many stone circles and prehistoric sites in our area! Stone Circles have been getting a lot of attention recently thanks to “Outlander”, so this made me quite curious about the pre-historic sites and stone circles we have in our area – and there are more of them than I ever expected! The most […]

New Release by Tomatin Distillery Co

New limited edition whisky released from Tomatin Distillery The Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd a prominent member of VisitInvernessLochNess Ltd has released a limited edition pack of Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky called Contrast – a unique comparison of fully matured Bourbon and Sherry whiskies from Tomatin Distillery. In each pack, there are two 350ml bottles […]

Have Fun whatever the Weather

There is lots to do in our area even on a rainy day! You could say that our summer this year has been…well, where has it been?! As I put the heating on to keep the chill out on an August evening I was fondly remembering the great summer of 2014 – eating ice cream, […]

A Taste of Inverness & Loch Ness

We have travelled around Inverness and Loch Ness to find the tastiest home baking! It’s VisitScotland’s “Year of Food and Drink” this year, so not surprisingly our thoughts turn to all the tasty food our area has to offer. If you think of all the great specialities you can find around Loch Ness and Inverness […]

Cycling – explore our area on two wheels!

Inverness and Loch Ness offer cycling routes for all abilities, from easy family rides to challenging cycling sportives! We have talked a lot about walks in our area in some of our recent blogs, but walking is not the only way to explore Inverness and Loch Ness! After a recent cycling holiday in Holland I […]

Introducing virtual tours of Loch Ness…

…this great clip from the people at Google Maps explains their motivation in mapping Loch Ness for the internet audience, as well as giving you a little taster of what you can expect when you explore the area online with their amazing over and underwater tours of Loch Ness. Cannot Wait to Visit Loch Ness? […]

Inverness Halloween Show Kicks off Winter Festival Programme

Head to Inverness this weekend for one of Scotland’s largest annual outdoor fancy dress events – an eerie, immersive al fresco experience! “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” inspiration for 2015 Ness Islands Halloween Show The Ness Islands in Inverness will play host to all sorts of spooks and spectres this weekend as the annual Halloween show rolls […]