Entries by Alison

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 […]


5 Favourite Beaches on the Moray Firth You’ll Enjoy

5 Favourite Beaches on the Moray Firth We are very fortunate to have some beautiful beaches in Scotland and here I’ve picked my 5 favourite beaches on the Moray Firth.  The furthest is about an hour and a quarter’s drive.  Since our weather is frequently described as ‘changeable’ these are not the kind of beaches […]

Eden Court Theatre – Theatre, Arts Centre and Cinema all in one Venue

Eden Court Theatre is a real gem of a theatre and is only a stone’s throw away from here.  As an all in one venue serving not only Inverness but the whole of the Highlands, it’s a community theatre, arts centre and cinema.  With it’s striking modern building situated on the banks of the River […]

Take a Full on Adventure

Take a Full on Adventure To make your holiday in Scotland trully memorable, Full on Adventure is a great suggestion for a unique experience.  Full on Adventure is a company less than 45 minutes drive from here, who are innovators of adventure in the Highlands of Scotland.  Based in Aviemore, at the hub of the Cairngorms National […]


Exploring Caithness & Sutherland

Exploring Caithness & Sutherland If you use Inverness as a base for your holiday, exploring Caithness & Sutherland is one of the things you should do whilst staying here.  The wide expanses of the north Highlands offer a sense of space and tranquility unlike that found anywhere else.  The area includes three National Scenic Areas […]

Inverness Half Marathon Accommodation

Inverness Half Marathon Accommodation in a Perfect Location If you’re still looking for bed and breakfast accommodation for the Inverness Half Marathon on 9th March 2014, then Bannerman Bed and Breakfast is just what you’re looking for.   With both the start and the finish of the race only a few minutes walk away, then this […]