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Spring has Sprung in Scotland

Spring Activities in Inverness and Loch Ness Spring in Inverness and Loch Ness has an array of Spring Activities up its sleeves! And one of our first major local events is Etape Loch Ness on Sunday 26th April 2020. And the 5,000 cyclists are in for a treat! As, by the end of April, Scottish wildflowers will be in […]

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 […]

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Christmas Breaks in the Highlands: What to look forward to this Festive Season

Scotland doesn’t get much more magical than when you go on Christmas breaks in the Highlands! The Scottish Highlands are special all year round, but they take on a special feeling around Christmas. It is truly magical in the city of Inverness with canopies of Christmas lights creating a cosy feel over some of the […]

Christmas Events around Inverness

A great choice of Christmas Events around Inverness for all ages! When the days shorten and the first snowflakes of winter start to fall, that’s the perfect time to start finding Christmas events around Inverness that you would like to go to. In fact, it’s time to investigate all the “christmassy” goings-on around our area! […]

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What’s Happening at the Inverness Film Festival?

What’s Happening at the Inverness Film Festival? The 17th annual Inverness Film Festival kicks off in the city in November. 2019 looks like one of the most exciting lineups yet! With a special preview on the 4th November, the Festival kicks off properly on the 8th and runs until the 14th November.  This is an unmissable […]

Red stag in the rain in Scotland

Have Fun Whatever the Weather

Indoor Activities for a Rainy Day in Inverness and Loch Ness As summer turns to autumn here in Inverness and Loch Ness, we’re seeing a few more rainy days. But that isn’t stopping us from having fun! Our region offers a huge choice of indoor attractions and activities you can enjoy in all weathers! Castles and Museums […]

Glen Affric with Autumn colours

Exploring Glen Affric’s Autumn Colours

Glen Affric Walks this Autumn After a lovely summer around Loch Ness and Inverness, autumn has definitely arrived now and the trees are changing colour. And when you think of autumn colours in the Highlands, the first place that will probably come to mind is beautiful Glen Affric. In autumn, Glen Affric walks are simply spectacular! […]

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Autumn Adventures in Inverness and Loch Ness

Things to do in Autumn around Inverness and Loch Ness Well, summer has passed and the days are getting shorter. But, did you know that autumn is a great time to visit the Scottish Highlands? The crowds have gone and the roads are much quieter. Thus it is generally a much more peaceful and relaxing […]

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5 Things to Look Forward To At Loch Ness Knit Fest 2019

From 16th to 20th October 2019, Loch Ness Knit Fest comes to Inverness Leisure Centre and we are already getting a little bit excited! Knitters, stitchers, weavers and crocheters from around the world will be arriving in Scotland for all things woolly and crafty. So, we’ve stitched together five things you can look forward to […]

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Greig Street Bridge in Inverness at Night

What’s on in Inverness Winter 2018-19

What’s on this Winter in the Highlands? The winter season has definitely arrived as daylight hours get shorter and temperatures drop. But at this magical time of the year, there’s plenty Christmas cheer to warm us all up. So, we thought we would take a look some of the upcoming events and attractions in Inverness […]

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Winter Activities to Get the Blood Pumping

Our Favourite Winter Activities in Scotland The Highlands is a truly magical place for a winter break in Scotland. The air is cold and crisp and the mountains are covered in fresh white snow. In winter, temperatures hover around 4°C and often dip below freezing. There are so many winter activities in Scotland and things […]

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Best Places in Inverness to Wrap Up Your Christmas Shopping

Christmas Shopping in Inverness Are you planning on doing your Christmas shopping in Inverness and Loch Ness this year? Along with the big-name brands and our great Inverness shopping centres we have of the best shops in Inverness for you to find some unusual or hand-crafted gifts. So join us, pick up some quirky stocking […]

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The Highland Midge

How to avoid Midges in the Scottish Highlands If you have never been to the Highlands before, you may have heard stories of the dreaded Scottish midge. A tiny two-winged fly that moves in swarms, generally near water or marshy areas, and bites unsuspecting passers-by. But don’t worry, it’s not as bad as you may think! With […]

Romantic sunset over the waters of Loch Ness

The Perfect Romantic Highland Getaway

Fall in Love with Romantic Holidays in Scotland We can offer a whole host of different romantic holidays here in Scotland. A crackling log fire on a winter’s night, snow falling, oh so lightly, onto the window frames. The faint smell of pine smoke in the air and the flickering shadows dancing all around you, […]