Entries by Alison

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]