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 […]

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 […]

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Scottish Food and Drink Guide

Traditional Scottish Food and Drink During a visit to Inverness and Loch Ness, one of the best ways to immerse yourself in our culture and traditions is to try our local delicacies. Scottish food and drink is extremely varied, so you’re bound to find something to tickle your taste buds. Here are a few of […]

Whisky barrels in a distillery

Highland Whisky Distilleries: Mastering the Single Malt

When thinking about Scotland, there is a fair chance that whisky will be a prominent feature. Indeed, it is so synonymous with Scotland that people around the world often call it “Scotch”. From a simple recipe of malted barley, yeast and water, Highland whisky distilleries can create a myriad of subtle flavours from the sweet […]

Car-Free Holidays in Inverness and Loch Ness

Many of our Inverness and Loch Ness visitors arrive in the area by air or rail. And although hiring a car is very popular, it’s not a must. Whether you prefer a car-free holiday to help our environment or because you’re a bit wary of driving on the left and on single-track roads, there are […]

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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 […]