Entries by Alison

North Coast 500

North Coast 500 is a route of 516 miles of the most stunning coastal scenery in the highlands of Scotland.  It starts and ends in Inverness and takes in places like Ullapool, Durness, John O’Groats and Dornoch. Many visitors to the north don’t realise quite how much there is to see beyond Inverness but this […]

Bannerman B&B achieves 4 star status

Bannerman Achieves 4 Star Status We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded 4 star status by VisitScotland. Following the annual assessment by the tourist organisation, VisitScotland were pleased to upgrade our rating to 4 star. A great deal of work and investment in the property over the last 8 years has given […]

Highland Campervans – Freedom of the Road

Highland Campervans – Freedom of the Road For a great way to make the most of Scotland’s stunning scenery, hiring a campervan gives you access to every corner of the landscape. Providing both transport and a bed for the night, a campervan gives you the ultimate freedom of the road.  Hiring a super little campervan […]

Bannerman’s New Bathrooms

Bannerman’s New Ensuite Bathrooms We’re proud to announce our remaining rooms, the Snug and the Eden rooms, now have completely refurbished ensuite bathrooms and are looking very smart in time for the forthcoming season.  This follows the upgrading of the other two rooms, Macintosh and Fraser last year.  Now all four rooms have new showers, […]

How to drink Whisky

How to drink whisky Do you need advice on the best way to appreciate whisky?  Have you always thought it looks like a good idea but you are confused about the dos and don’ts of whisky-drinking.  Here’s a fascinating article to help you.  It reminds us all that, as with most things in life, it’s not […]

Your Guide to the Highland Games in Scotland in 2014

Your Guide to the Highland Games in Scotland in 2014 With a bit of planning and co-ordination you could spend your entire holiday attending Highland Games in Scotland in 2014.  In the summer months there’s an event happening most weekend somewhere in Scotland and the spectacle is worth a visit at least once on your […]

10 Favourite Eating Places in Inverness

As I have lived over a decade in Inverness, it’s been a struggle to pick 10 favourite eating places in Inverness, as I could easily have suggested another 10.  Admittedly a couple are just outside Inverness but well worth the journey and clearly we are spoilt for choice. 1. Rocpool Restaurant – it remains my […]

Highland Weddings

Highland Weddings You may already have received your share of wedding invitations for the coming year.  As well as deciding what on earth to wear and what to buy as a wedding gift, you may well also need to find some wedding accommodation to make the most of your stay.  As weddings have changed over the years […]

5 Essential Items You Need on Your Scottish Vacation

It may seem obvious to many but I thought I’d let you know the 5 essential items I think you need on your Scottish vacation.  If it’s the first time you’ve had a holiday in Scotland here are a few tips. 1. Camera I’m sure it’s first on your list where-ever you travel, but just […]

Easter in Inverness

Easter in Inverness For some Easter is an important religious festival and for some it’s a holiday and an excuse to eat chocolate.  Whatever your beliefs it’s an opportunity to spend time with family and enjoy the slightly warmer temperatures.  Here in Inverness it marks the start of the tourist season when many of the […]