Entries by Alison

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 […]

New Breakfast Menu Launched

As promised our new breakfast menu is launched today.  There’s nothing like a hearty breakfast to set you up for the day and here there’s a great selection, whether you’re looking for traditional or healthy.  The new menu features the old favourites plus more options for vegetarian breakfasts and more information on the source of our […]

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 […]

Cruise Loch Ness

Cruise on Loch Ness – a fabulous way to go monster hunting As the clocks change to British Summer Time this weekend it marks the start of the new season for many tourist attractions, including a cruise on Loch Ness. Although open 12 months of the year Jacobite Cruises start their summer schedule this month […]

Scottish Bed and Breakfast versus Hotel?

Scottish Bed and Breakfast versus Hotel – which is best? Choosing the right place to stay is a key step to planning a great vacation.  You need a comfortable base in a good location for getting around.  Studies show that availability of amenities such as  free Wi-Fi and parking greatly influence traveller’s booking decisions.  Excellent […]

Highland Whisky Distilleries

Highland Whisky Distilleries – just a glimpse of the vast whisky heritage in Scotland.                   Maybe because it is the largest geographical area, the Highlands is the hardest Whisky region to pin down stylistically. For this reason it is easiest not to consider the Highlands as one large […]


For a Great Day Out From Inverness – Visit Rothiemurchus

For a Great Day Out From Inverness – Visit Rothiemurchus For a great day out from Inverness here’s an idea – visit Rothiemurchus in the Scottish Highlands.  It’s just south of Aviemore and about 45 minutes drive from Inverness. For centuries nature and people have lived in harmony in Rothiemurchus.  At its heart lies one of the […]