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3 Exciting Highland Events this 2018

What’s on in the Highlands in 2018? As a new year begins, our thoughts turn to upcoming events and what we can really look forward to. Well, here in the Highlands, there is plenty going on. From Skye to Fort William, or Drumnadrochit to Inverness there are once again many great Highland events and festivals […]

Did you Know?

10 fascinating facts & legends about Inverness and Loch Ness Most people know that Loch Ness is near Inverness, is the largest lake in the UK by volume, has historic Urquhart Castle on its shores, and is home to the Loch Ness monster, affectionately referred to here as “Nessie”. But there is much more to […]

Did you Know? Part 2

More riveting facts fiction & myths about Inverness and Loch Ness Continuing the series of riveting, factual and fictional snippets of information from around Loch Ness and Inverness. See part one Did you know? The artist George Bain, known as the father of Celtic Design lived in Drumnadrochit for many years after marrying a local girl. The […]

What’s the weather like in Inverness?

We reveal some surprising facts! “What’s the weather like in Inverness and Loch Ness?” That’s a question I am asked frequently, though in these days of mobile aps it tends to be asked a little less frequently! I must say though, that the local forecasts on my mobile devices never really give you a definitive […]

Drive Safely – Enjoy Single Track Roads

There are over 2,500 miles of single track roads in the Highlands? Did you know there are over 2500 miles of single track roads in the Highlands? Including some around Loch Ness, here are a few tips for using them safely. The single track roads around Loch Ness are be a pleasure to drive on […]

The Highland Midge

Don’t worry about the famous Highland midge, with a bit of preparation and knowledge of this “beastie” it will not affect your Highland holiday If you have never been to the Highlands before you may have heard stories of the dreaded Scottish midge out to terrorize unsuspecting visitors, but don’t worry, it’s not as bad […]

10 Interesting Facts About Loch Ness

Thousands of visitors come to Loch Ness every year for the beautiful scenery and to catch a glimpse of the Loch’s famous resident, but there is more to Loch Ness than mountains and monsters! We have put together 10 interesting facts about Loch Ness that you may not have heard of… Who Knew? Fun-tastical Facts […]

A Fairytale Wedding in the Highlands of Scotland

The Perfect Highland Wedding The Highlands of Scotland make for an amazingly beautiful backdrop for that special wedding day, anytime of the year. Add to that the many breath-taking fairytale venues that are available and you’ll be sure to leave with magical memories which will last forever. So read on and find out more about […]

Scottish Christmas and New Year Traditions explained

Did you know? Most people will be surprised to know that up until fairly recently, Christmas was not widely celebrated in Scotland – Hogmanay (New Year) has always been the main holiday celebrated around the country. Surprisingly, Christmas was actually banned in Scotland for nearly 400 years! Why? After the Reformation Christmas celebrations were thought […]