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Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn Inverness is one of Europe’s fastest growing cities - but it’s easy to escape the bustle. Nearby are some of the finest mountains and glens in Scotland - not to mention the mystery of Loch Ness. The traditional beach resort of Nairn offers some excellent coastal golf courses. Inverness Inverness’s spectacular growth in the 1990s was rewarded by the granting of city status in 2000. Upbeat nightlife, a good choice of restaurants, pubs and places to stay, are all part of its vibrant culture. As well as top High Street names in its modern covered shopping mall, the Eastgate Centre, look out for smaller specialist shops. The city’s covered Victorian Market is also well worth exploring. Eden Court Theatre gives focus to the area’s cultural life.

Charlie Chaplin’s Scottish Hideaway Nairn is a traditional resort on the Moray Firth coast with impressive sunshine records. Charlie Chaplin enjoyed holidaying here. Both its golf courses have

How to use this folder This folder is full of information on the best places to visit in this area. At the front you will find leaflets and information on local attractions, followed by a new section on More Great Things to See & Do and Places to Eat. For information on attractions further afield, have a look at the national map and ‘Things to See and Do in the Rest of Scotland’ listing at the centre of this folder. This is followed by leaflets on other attractions, many of which may be within easy reach of where you are staying.

a great reputation. Nairn’s sandy beaches are impressive, running eastwards into the Culbin Forest. Here, what was once one of the largest dune systems in Britain has been stabilised by extensive conifer planting. Great for wildlife-watching, walking, and cycling.

Highland Heartland Drive west from Inverness to Strathglass and take the Glen Affric road from Cannich. Glen Affric is sometimes described as the most beautiful glen in Scotland. It has tracts of native Scots pinewood, and a backdrop of high mountains. The glen is great for wildlife watching, mountain biking and simply enjoying the wild outdoors.

Ce dossier contient une multitude d’informations sur les meilleurs endroits à visiter. Merci de laisser ces documents à la disposition de nos futurs visiteurs. Nous vous souhaitons un excellent séjour et espérons vous revoir bientôt ici en Ecosse. www.bienvenueenecosse.com In dieser Mappe finden Sie viele Informationen über die wichtigsten Ausflugsziele und Aktivitäten. Im Interesse anderer Gäste möchten wir Sie bitten, die Mappe nicht aus dem Zimmer zu entfernen. Wir wünschen Ihnen einen angenehmen Aufenthalt in Schottland und hoffen, daß Sie uns bald wieder besuchen werden. www.willkommeninschottland.com Questo raccoglitore e’ pieno di informazioni sui posti migliori da visitare. Siete pregati di lasciare qui il volantino per ospiti futuri. Grazie.Vi auguriamo una splendida permanenza, e ritornare ancora in Scozia.

Front cover photographs - Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness; Inverness and River Ness; Fort George, looking towards Black Isle; Caledonian Canal, Fort Augustus. Background photograph - Nairn Beach.

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Culloden Culloden is the site of the last battle fought on the British mainland. The National Trust for Scotland have restored the site to look as much as possible as it did in 1745. Their Culloden Visitor Centre tells the story in an innovative and moving way.

Loch Ness and the Great Glen Loch Ness is perhaps Scotland’s best-known loch. Even without its monster phenomenon, its dramatic setting and scale would still command attention. It is Scotland’s largest loch by water volume. It is a popular excursion by road or waterway from Inverness (via the Caledonian Canal) and various operators offer cruises. The 5* Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition in Drumnadrochit is a ‘must see attraction’ together with a visit to nearby Urquhart Castle. The Great Glen Way is popular with walkers and cyclists.

Fort George Fort George is unique in Scotland - a vast, complete 18th-century military fort still occupied by a Scottish

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27 Feb-9 March: Inverness Music Festival 13 March: Inverness Half Marathon 19 March: Annual Inverness Fiddlers Rally 24 April: Etape Loch Ness 7 May: Inverness Classic Vehicle Show 2 July: Glengarry Highland Games 2 July: Great Glen Ultra-Marathon 7-10 July: Scottish Open, Castle Stuart

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regiment. It survives as a government response to the threat of armed uprisings in the Highlands.Virtually the whole site is open to view.You might even see dolphins from the ramparts! Visit the Museum and check out the Fort’s programme of events and historic re-enactments.

Golf Links 16 July: Inverness Highland Games 30 July, tbc: Inverness Tattoo 30 July: Nairn Show 4-6 August: Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 5-6 August: Highland Field Sports Fair, Moy 13 August, tbc: Nairn Highland Games August, tbc: Nairn Half Marathon

16 August: Glenurquhart Highland Games September, tbc: Blas Festival 2 October: Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running 28-29 October: Hallowe’en Show, Inverness 5 November: Inverness Bonfire & Fireworks Display 31 December: Red Hot Highland Fling Hogmanay Party, Northern Meeting Park Arena

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Things to See and Do in Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn Leaflets for many of the attractions in Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn can be found directly after this page. Locations are shown on the map opposite. (NTS) National Trust for Scotland; (FCS) Forestry Commission Scotland

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1 Cruise Loch Ness l Explore the world famous Loch Ness. Daily

departures from Fort Augustus with a variety of tours from 1 hour cruises to 90 min exhilarating fast RIB trips, we have something for every age and budget. Sat Nav: PH32 4BD Tel: 01320 366277. www.cruiselochness.com

2 Glen Affric (FCS) l Glen Affric has been described as ‘the most

beautiful glen in Scotland’. It contains one of the largest ancient Caledonian pinewoods in Scotland as well as lochs, moorland and mountains. A special place to spend a day exploring. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

5 The Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition l 9 Dolphin Spirit Inverness l Experience the World Famous Exhibition, a Experience the wildlife of the beautiful Moray 5 Star (visitscotland) Attraction. Browse the Whisky, Nessie, Cashmere and Kiltmaker Shops. Ancestral Names. Loch Cruises, Cobbs Cafe and Restaurant. Tel: 01456 450 573. www.lochness.com IV63 6XP

6 Highland Riding Centre l BHS approved. Family fun for all ages and

abilities. Ride in the hills overlooking the sweep and mystery of Loch Ness! Splash through the bay! Children’s lead rides. Borlum, Drumnadrochit, Inverness IV63 6XN. Tel: 01456 450220. www.borlum.com

3 Fiddler’s Highland Restaurant l Multi-award Winning Whisky Bar with over

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Explore the dramatic ruins of Urquhart Castle overlooking the mysterious waters of Loch Ness or storm the imposing Fort George, Britain’s mightiest military fortress. T: 0131 668 8999. www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/explorer

l Meet friendly animals. Delightful waterfowl 8 Black Isle Wildlife Park

collection, lemurs, meerkats and zebra. Chicks hatching weekly. Picnic area. Tea room and shop. Drumsmittal, just 5 minutes from Inverness across Kessock Bridge. Open 10am-6pm. Tel: 01463 731656.

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Fascinating day tours of the Orkney Islands leave Inverness every summer morning (June - Aug). See the spectacular Far North, famous John O’Groats and a 6 hour tour of Orkney. Tel: 01955 611353. www.jogferry.co.uk IV1 1LT

highlights of any visit to Inverness. With 40 unique shops you’ll experience shopping as it should be. IV1 1PT

7 Discover Historic Scotland with our Explorer Pass

Loch Ness air, Facts, Legends, along with magnificent views of the Loch, Castle Urqhuart and the Great Glen. Contact The Loch Ness Gifts Shop, Drumnadrochit. 01456 450695. Sat. Nav. IV63 6TX www.lochnesscruises.com

10 Orkney Islands Day Tours from l Inverness

11 Inverness Victorian Market l The historic Victorian Market is one of the

600 Malt Whiskies, Loch Ness Brewery Beer and Scottish Craft Spirits. Good Highland Food, served by friendly staff. Fiddler’s - a great part of your visit to Loch Ness. Tel. 01456 450678. www.fiddledrum.co.uk IV63 6TX

4 Castle Cruises Loch Ness l Cruise with us and enjoy exhilarating fresh

Firth, home to bottlenose dolphins, aboard the spacious Dolphin Spirit Boat. Tel: 0754 480 0620 www.dolphinspirit.co.uk IV1 1FF

12 Eastgate Shopping Centre l Inverness. Over 60 stores under one roof dedicated to fashion, beauty, music, gifts, gadgets and food and drink. There is something for everyone. Large carpark. Tel: 01463 226457. www.eastgate-centre.co.uk

13 Highland Experience Tours l We specialise in friendly groups/unique routes that offer the perfect way to explore and discover the glorious scenery, fascinating history and wonderful heritage of Scotland. IV1 1HG Tel: 01463 719222. www.highlandexperience.com

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14 Castle Gallery l A leading contemporary art gallery showing

paintings, sculpture, hand-made prints, ceramics, glass, textiles, wood and designer jewellery. Innovative exhibitions, quality artists, friendly and informative staff. Tel: 01463 729512. IV2 3DU www.castlegallery.co.uk

20 Inverness Leisure l The largest sports and leisure facility in the

Highlands of Scotland offering great deals and activities for the family all year round. Tel: 01463 667500. Twitter - @inverleisure www.invernessleisure.co.uk IV3 5SS

15 Inverness Museum & Art Gallery l Discover how the Highlands are linked with the

99 feet. Here, a state-of-the-art viewpoint will take you high into the treetop canopy. This trail has been designed as accessible for walkers of all ages and for wheelchair users. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

16 St. Mary’s Church l On the River Ness, home to the city’s beautiful

17 Highland House of Fraser - The l Scottish Kiltmaker Visitor Centre Established family business with over 50 years experience. Extensive range of kilts to purchase or rent. Kilts made on the premises. Quality knitwear and Scottish gifts. Tel: 01463 222781. www.highlandhouseoffraser.com IV3 5PR

for over 600 years. Fine paintings, tapestries and furniture. Courtyard café, shops, nature trails, events. Open daily 1st May-2nd Oct 10am-5.30pm (last admission 5pm). IV12 5RD Tel: 01667 404401. www.cawdorcastle.com

27 Culbin (FCS) l Climb Hill 99, Culbin’s highest sand dune at

rest of the world. Experience Highland art and crafts or just have a cup of tea.

stained glass windows, featured by BBC, dedicated to St. John Ogilvie, St. Margaret of Scotland and St. Mary MacKillop. A special place in centre of Inverness to pause and reflect. Open daily, IV3 5PR

26 Cawdor Castle & Gardens l Highland home of the Thanes of Cawdor

21 Inverness Botanic Gardens l Discover a superb array of subtropical plants,

a cascading waterfall, a pool full of friendly Koi Carp and a super café.

22 Highland Archive Centre l A state-of-the-art facility with archive

conservation, a dedicated family history centre, a bespoke search room and repository facilities.

28 Brodie Countryfare l A wonderful day out for all the family. Enjoy

top Womenswear, Menswear, Gifts & Interiors, Scottish Gifts, Toys, Foodhall & Deli and newly built Family Restaurant. Open Mon - Sun 9.30am - 5.30pm (5pm winter). IV36 2TD Tel: 01309 641555. www.brodiecountryfare.com

23 Holm Mills Shopping Village 18 RefleXions @ The Waterside Hotel l Quality Scottish shopping, clothing, gifts, whisky l The Waterside Hotel, Inverness. Breakfast, shop, homewares, aromatics, books, jewellery, Lunch, High Tea and Dinner served daily. Great bar and beer garden. Tel: 01463 233065. IV2 4SF www.thewatersideinverness.co.uk

luggage and so much more. Clan tartan centre. Restaurant serving great food. Tel: 01463 223311. IV2 4RB

24 Frankie & Lola’s l While the kids rumble in the jungle with us in our Safari-themed softplay, parents can enjoy great coffee, homebaking and delicious food from our bistro. Tel: 01463 262362. IV2 6BZ. www.frankieandlolas.co.uk

29 Logie Steading l Contemporary Art, Secondhand Books, Crafts,

Jewellery, Antique Furniture, Gifts, Farm & Garden Shop, Whisky & Wine, Heritage Centre and renowned Olive Tree Café. Logie House Gardens and River Findhorn walks. Tel 01309 611378. www.logie.co.uk

25 Culloden (NTS) l Experience the Battle of Culloden at this 19 Eden Court l At Eden Court there are two theatres and

two cinemas providing a huge variety of entertainment 7 days a week. The venue also has a great cafe/bar and restaurant open 7 days. Box Office: 01463 234234. IV3 5SA www.eden-court.co.uk

interactive Visitor Centre. Tour the battlefield. Shop and restaurant. Open Feb to December. Tel: 01463 796090. www.nts.org.uk IV2 5EU

30 Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre l Situated on the A9 between Inverness & Aviemore. For opening times, tours, taste, DVD viewing. Tel: 01463 248144. Email: visitors@tomatin.com IV13 7YT

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31 Landmark Forest Adventure Park l Rollercoaster, watercoaster, Wonder Wood,

the ‘Lost Labyrinth’, ‘parachute jump’, 2 aerial rope courses, ‘Bamboozeleum’, climbing wall, Tree Top Trail, shop, restaurant and more. PH23 3AJ Tel: 0800 731 3446. www.landmarkpark.co.uk PH23 3AJ

32 Muckrach Country House Hotel l A Highland welcome awaits you. Great food

from Breakfast through to Dinner. Everyone welcome. Dulnain Bridge, Grantown on Spey PH26 3LY Tel: 01479 851227. www.muckrach.com

34 Aviemore Quad Bike Treks l Quad treks on off-road tracks and trails.

Stunning views of mountain and moorland scenery. Also corporate/ group packages, training. Rothiemurchus Tel: 01479 812345. PH22 1QH. www.quadtreksaviemore.com

35 Rothiemurchus 33 The Speyside Centre l l Activities on land, water and in the air at “one Family run attraction with Gift Shop, The Wee Whisky Shop, Whisky Tasting Room, Garden Centre specializing in heather, Exhibition, Antiques, Red Squirrel/ Bird watching area, Play Area & famous Clootie Dumpling Restaurant. Tel: 01479 851359. PH26 3PA

36 CairnGorm Mountain Railway l Journey up Scotland’s only funicular railway!

Admire stunning scenery on a guided walk or mountain bike descent and enjoy delicious dishes at the UK’s highest restaurant. Save 10% when you buy your funicular ticket online using the code f0ld3r. www.cairngormmountain.org / 01479 861261.

of the 100 Most Amazing Places in the UK”. Loch an Eilein voted “U.K.’s Best Picnic Site”. 1 mile from Aviemore. Tel: 01479 812345. www.rothiemurchus.net Rothiemurchus, by Aviemore, PH22 1QH.

37 RZSS Highland Wildlife Park l Set in the majestic Cairngorms National

Park, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park covers 200 acres and is home to over 200 amazing animals from polar bears to Amur tigers, snow leopards and red pandas. Open year-round. highlandwildlifepark.org.uk T: 01540 651 270

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Find all you want to do in Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn, in one place. VisitScotland Information Centres have details of everything to see and do in Scotland. Our friendly experts can tell you about hidden gems, arrange accommodation or book tickets for events activities and transport across Scotland. So whatever you’re looking for, there’s only one place to go. DAVIOT WOOD (Picnic Area (A9)) INVERNESS (Castle Wynd) FORT AUGUSTUS (Car Park) NORTH KESSOCK (Picnic site A9) GRANTOWN-ON-SPEY (Burnfield Avenue)

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Maps by Ashworth Maps and Interpretation Ltd. Photo Credits: David Hayes; Still Moving Picture Company; Dorothy Carse; Cawdor Castle; Inverness Victorian Market; James Ross. Published by Landmark Press, Station Road, Carrbridge, Inverness-shire PH23 3AP E: sales@landmark-press.com T: 01479 841900 F: 01479 841750 All editorial, maps and covers are printed on paper from sustainable managed forests. Every effort is made to ensure that the information in this publication is accurate. However, we do not accept liability if information is incorrect. Please double check details with attractions/event organisers before visiting.

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Sight seeing. Sit back, relax and take it all in. Enjoy the beauty of Loch Ness in all its wonder.

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£8 SCENIC CRUISES A relaxing trip for the whole family. All you have to do is enjoy it - it’s impossible not to. Departing from Fort Augustus at the southern end of Loch Ness, you’ll soon be treated to the breath-taking vista of Loch Ness in all its natural wonder. Our custom built vessels are the perfect way to experience the sights, wildlife and history of the famous loch. For those curious about what’s beneath the deep waters of Loch Ness, our top of the range Sonar equipment beams live images. The best tour guides on the loch will explain it all, in detail - the only way they know how. As long as the kids pay attention!

www.cruiselochness.com +44 (0)1320 366277 info@cruiselochness.com The Caledonian Canal, Fort Augustus, Scotland, PH32 4BD

DAILY CRUISES Relax on one of our amazing daily cruises on the beautiful Loch Ness. So good, you’ll want to book one of our evening cruises after the experience. 1 hour tour

Spring/Summer Departing daily, every hour from 10:00 until 16:00 14th March 2016 to 31st October 2016

Extended timetable Additional cruise departing daily at 17:00 1st July until 31st August 1 hour tour

Autumn/Winter Departing daily at 13:00 and 14:00 1st Nov 2016 to 31st Mar 2017

Adult £14 • Child £8 • Family 2/2 £40 • Concession £13

EVENING CRUISES There’s so much to say about this spectacular cruise. Imagine a beautiful sun set over a uniquely picturesque location. Actually, that’s all we really need to say about that. 1 hour tour

Departing daily at 20:00 1st May to 31st August, except Fridays

Adult £14 • Child £8 • Family 2/2 £40 • Concession £13

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Thrill Seeking. Calling all thrill seekers. The ultimate (and some say only) way to experience Loch Ness.

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£10 FAST RIB TRIPS An adrenaline inducing high speed pleasure ride like no other. Launching from Fort Augustus at the southern end of Loch Ness.

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A thrill ride across the loch, all the way to the magnificent Urquhart Castle and back.

An inspiring mix of full on thrill ride and history at the magnificent Urquhart Castle.

Kids (and grown up kids) will whoop as they zip across the water in search of Nessie.

Spend the most exhilarating 30 minutes of your life on a thrill ride across the loch.

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Depating daily at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00 14th March to 31st October Adult £30 • Child £18 Family 2/2 £90

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Wednesdays at 10:00 1st July to 31st August

Departing daily at 16:00 14th March to 31st October

Adult £50 • Child £30 Family 2/2 £145

Adult £24 • Child £15 Family 2/2 £75

Extended timetable Additional tours departing daily at 16:00 and 18:00 1st July to 31st August and bank holiday weekends

Child age up to and including 12 years old. Family price for 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years.

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Extended timetable Additional tours departing daily at 12:00 1st July to 31st August and bank holiday weekends

+44 (0)1320 366277

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VISITING LOCH NESS? - VISIT FIDDLER’S ON THE VILLAGE GREEN, DRUMNADROCHIT

FOUR TIMES VOTED SCOTLAND’S BEST MALT WHISKY BAR

FIDDLER’S Highland Restaurant & Malt Whisky Bar Established 1991

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The best of Scotland’s Craft Beers & Spirits to enjoy alongside the tastiest Scottish Fish & Chips, Hot Sandwiches and Beer Snacks. All available to Take Away. Well-behaved Children Welcome.

The Village Green, Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness, Inverness-shire, Scotland IV63 6TX Tel. 01456 450678 E-mail info@fiddledrum.co.uk www.fiddledrum.co.uk


FIDDLER’S On your visit to Loch Ness make sure you stop at Fiddler’s. We are a Traditional Highland Restaurant with an Award-winning Whisky Bar. We are situated on the Great Glen Way and have comfortable rooms available for both Weary Walkers and Contented Diners. We are dedicated to Scotland’s National Drink and pride ourselves on the many awards we have received over the years.

Fiddler’s, The Village Green, Drumnadrochit IV63 6TX Tel: 01456 450678 • Email: info@fiddledrum.co.uk www.fiddledrum.co.uk

FIDDLER’S WHISKY BAR

is a place dedicated to Whisky. You sit surrounded by over 600 bottles of Scotland’s favourite drink. Our Award-winning Selection (Best in Scotland 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2012) is an education. We have Regular Whisky Tastings and Whisky Dinners when we become more than just a Whisky Bar. LOCH NESS CRAFT KITCHEN AND BAR Offering the best in Scottish Craft Beers and the latest Craft Spirits from Scotland and beyond, Loch Ness Craft is our new Food and Drink Experience here at Fiddler’s. We serve Traditional Fish and Chips alongside Delicious Hot Sandwiches, Handmade Pies & Smoked Meats & Fish to accompany our Delicious Drinks. Takeaway Available and Children Welcome.

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HOW TO FIND US We are situated on the Drumnadrochit Village Green on the A82, opposite the Tourist Information Centre & Loch Ness Cruise Boat departure point, 50 metres from the Bus Stop, 200 metres from both Loch Ness Monster Exhibitions & right on the Great Glen Way. Our Restaurant is open for Lunches & Dinners. Our Café Bar is open all day. Whisky Tastings and Whisky Dinners are available at all times. To avoid disappointment for larger groups please pre-book. We can also help organise trips to local distilleries and sites of interest.

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EAT Surrounded by Whisky, enjoy quality food, freshly prepared & served by our friendly local staff. Local Beef, Venison and Salmon all feature with an accent on Traditional Scottish Ingredients. Try our 3 course Whisky Menu including a Dram or Two and a complimentary nosing glass.

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Enjoy our Multi-award Winning Selection of Whiskies from all over Scotland. Come and find out why we have been voted Best in Scotland 2012. We also have over 30 Scottish Beers & Ales to choose from and an interesting Wine List.

STAY Six rooms individually decorated with most en-suite. Quality beds with Goosedown Duvets and Pillows for the Best Sleep in the Highlands Our Healthy Continental Breakfast is served in Fiddler’s Café Bar. Perfect for walkers on the Great Glen Way.

FIDDLER’S CAFÉ BAR

A fresh, modern space where Teas, Coffees, Beers, Sandwiches and Snacks are served. A meeting place where you can have a blether over a Cappuccino and a Homemade Scone.

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LOCH NESS

CENTRE & EXHIBITION

VISITOR ATTRACTION

Since 1980

FINALIST OF ‘THE BEST VISITOR ATTRACTION IN THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS’ HITA 2015-2016 N R PE EA O L Y ND L U A RO © SPP

“A portal to the unique natural phenomenon that is Loch Ness” Scottish Natural Heritage

Tel: 01456 450573 www.lochness.com


FINALIST OF ‘THE BEST VISITOR ATTRACTION IN THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS’ HITA 2015-2016 ®

VISITOR ATTRACTION

The Exhibition A truly fascinating experience revealing the legends, historical and natural wonders of the worlds most famous loch

The Whisky Shop Sample one of our local Malts or try our alcohol free Liqueurs

VISITOR ATTRACTION

Cruises on the Loch

Kiltmakers Try on

Why not take a scenic cruise on Loch Ness, running hourly from the Centre with breathtaking views of Urquhart Castle

a traditional Scottish kilt and perhaps find your Family Tartan. Large selection of mens, ladies and childrenswear available. ®

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Officially branded ‘Nessie’ merchandise uniquely available here.

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Gifts from Scotland Menswear,

• Fresh Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate . . . • Home baking and cakes • Home made Soup, Sandwiches and much more

Ladieswear, Tartan Shop, Cashmere & Woollens, Outdoor Wear, Whisky, Shortbread, ... and much more

01456 450573 www.lochness.com DIRECTIONS

Sat Nav: IV63 6XP

From Inverness, follow the Loch Ness Trail south along the A82 to Drumnadrochit. From Drumnadrochit, follow A82 signs for Inverness, TURN RIGHT over the bridge and look for this Building.


Discover 5000 Years of History Explore the dramatic ruins of Urquhart Castle overlooking the mysterious waters of Loch Ness or storm the imposing Fort George, Britain’s mightiest military fortress.

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2 Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery Postcode: IV36 2RR Tel: 01309 676 548 Opening Hours: Open all year Closed Thu & Fri during winter

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go explore Historic Scotland cares for the very best of Scottish heritage including the country’s finest castles, palaces, abbeys and prehistoric sites. Whether you’re on a long holiday or short break, our Regional Explorer Passes are an easy and great value way to see over 77 fantastic historic attractions. ADULT CONCESSION CHILD FAMILY

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Wildlife

Call in and see us on your way north. You’ll find us 5 minutes from Inverness off the A9. Just cross the Kessock Bridge, follow the A9 for 2 miles and take the first right (signed “Black Isle Attractions”). Follow the road for a further 2 miles and turn right. Black Isle Wildlife Park is 1 mile further on the right.

HOW TO GET HERE!

Black Isle Wildlife Park Drumsmittal, North Kessock Ross-shire IV1 3XF Tel: 01463 731656 www.blackislewildlifepark.co.uk

Special Provisions We are open March to October 10am- 6pm 7days Concession for all children and senior citizens CHILDREN UNDER 3 GO FREE Family tickets available Facilities for coach parties - please ring in advance. Visitors are welcome during the winter months but please understand facilities will be reduced. If in doubt please ring.

Drumsmittal • North Kessock • Ross-shire www.blackislewildlifepark.co.uk


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Visit the Moray Firth Dolphins Made all the more enjoyable by the stability and space of our fully accessible ‘Dolphin Spirit’ boat. This purpose built boat provides supreme comfort for up to 75 passengers on two decks, with a heated inside cabin. Your personal guide provides commentary on all the fantastic wildlife that can be seen in the beautiful Moray Firth, with tales of local history and folklore. With a bit of luck we hope to introduce you to our pod of two or three resident dolphins plus any passing visitors!

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Inverness Victorian Market

Photos by Ewen Weatherspoon

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Love to shop? Step inside for an indoor shopping experience with over 40 shops offering a warm Highland welcome at the Inverness Victorian Market. With a unique range of shops to choose from, you’ll enjoy taking your time discovering that special gift you’ve been looking for; ‘must have’ item; extra tasty something to eat or why not just treat yourself? Smaller but unique owner-operated businesses will make your shopping such a pleasure; offering products, services and a warmth of welcome that you will generally not find on any high street. Relax and watch the world go by at one of the Market’s two great cafés. We guarantee you’ll find yourself thinking that this is how shopping really should be!


Step back in time In 1876-70 the Town Council built a covered market which was later destroyed by fire. The Victorian Market was rebuilt by Inverness Town Council in 1890-91. This unique indoor market tells its own history, look around you…. If you enter the market from Academy Street, you will see the original 1870 entrance featuring three round arches. At the top the centre arch you will see a bull’s head, and on top of the two smaller arches, you will see rams’ heads. If you look above the clock in the centre of the market, you will discover the coats of arms of the various Councils that have been responsible for the Victorian Market over the years. Look higher and you’ll see the splendidly ornate Victorian cast-iron and wooden-domed roof. If you enter the Market from Church Street, and look at the sandstone arch there, you’ll notice it has been partly worn away by the sharpening of knives - don’t be alarmed – this practise was from the time the Market Hall was used as a fish market!

How to get there Inverness Victorian Market is at the heart of the Old Town area of Inverness just minutes from the railway station, bus station, taxi rank and Rose Street car park. Come on in at entrances on Academy Street, Union Street, Church Street and Queensgate.

Opening times Mondays to Saturdays 9am - 5pm

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One of the great things about a trip to Eastgate Shopping Centre in Inverness, is that everything is under one roof. It’s host to over 60 stores, from the best of the high street names to quality independent outlets. Whatever you’re looking for – fashion, beauty, home furnishings, the latest gifts and toys, or something out of the ordinary – you’ll find much more than you bargained for! And when you want to take a shopping break, there are so many great places for coffee, a quick bite or lunch. All this makes Eastgate an unmissable shopping destination for Inverness residents and visitors alike.

Check out our busy year-round calendar of events and promotions on our website and keep up-to-date with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Getting to Eastgate Inverness train station is less than a minutes’ walk away, and the bus station is less than 5 minutes from Eastgate’s main entrance. When you come by car, look for the signs for Eastgate and Falcon Gallery Car Parks.

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Love Foo d Centre Management Suite Eastgate Shopping Centre Inverness IV2 3PP For more information call 01463 226457

*individual store opening times may vary


CASTLE GALLERY INVERNESS

Russell Wilson

Fiona Watson

Maureen Minchin

Chaidh Gailearaidh a' Chaisteil ainmeachadh san ‘Independent’ mar aon de na prìomh àiteachan air an fhiach tadhal an Inbhir Nis. The Castle Gallery was described in the Independent newspaper as one of the best reasons to visit Inverness. Cuiridh a' Ghailearaidh air bhonn iomadach taisbeanadh gach bliadhna sam foillsichear dealbhan an latha an-diugh, sgulpadaireachd, clòdhan làmh-dhèante, obair-chiùird agus seudaireachd dhealbhach. Our constantly changing exhibitions feature contemporary paintings, sculpture, hand-made prints, crafts and designer jewellery.

Fiona Watson

Marc Chagall

Major debit and credit cards accepted

Export service

Interest free loans, subject to status (Representative 0% APR)

Diluain – Disathairne

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Monday – Saturday

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www.castlegallery.co.uk

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“An excellent art gallery” The Scotsman

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High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC042593

www.highlifehighland.com

Castle Wynd, Inverness IV2 3EB Tel: 01463 237114 Tel: 01463 256444

Bught Road, Inverness IV3 5SS

November to March Tuesday to Friday 12:00 to 16:00 Saturday 11.00 to 16.00

OPENING HOURS April to October Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 to 17:00

Family History Centre Monday to Friday 10:00 to 17:00 Wednesday until 19:30

OPENING HOURS Archive Search Room Monday to Thursday 10:00 to 17:00 Wednesday until 19:30

OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND DAILY FROM 10AM Bught Lane, Inverness IV3 5SS Tel: 01463 713553

Experience the art, history and heritage of the Highlands through exhibitions, displays, and hands on activities suitable for all ages. Enjoy temporary exhibitions of contemporary art and the best of Highland craft... round of your visit with a bowl of soup, tasty baking and a refreshing cup of tea or coffee.

If your interest is local history, you will find something of interest in the archives which go back in time to the fourteenth century. If your interest is family history, you will have the opportunity of spending time yourself researching your ancestors or you can arrange a consultation with a member of staff who is a specialist in genealogy.

Step into the exotic Tropical House, with its water features, Koi carp, rainforest flowers and carnivorous plants; feel the hot, dry air of the Cactus House, where hundreds of species thrive. Outside, wander amongst the richly planted display beds and explore the alpine rockery, wild flower and country gardens…complete the experience at Cobbs Tea Shop, for speciality teas and coffees, soup, sandwiches – and cakes to die for!

Inverness Museum & Art Gallery Taigh-tasgaidh Inbhir Nis & Gailearaidh Ealain

Highland Archive Centre Tasglann na Gàidhealtachd

Inverness Botanic Gardens Lios Luibheach Inbhir Nis

Free visitor attractions in Inverness City


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Loch Ness HIGHLAND FOLK MUSEUM

Newtonmore

10:30 to 17:30 11:00 to 16:30

Kingussie Road, Newtonmore SAT NAV: PH20 1AY Tel: 01540 673551 OPENING HOURS UAIREAN FOSGLAIDH Open every day FREE entry Easter to August September and October

GROUP BOOKINGS: Advance booking recommended FACILITIES AND SERVICES: Car Park, Shops, Café, Play Areas, Toilets. Dogs: only guide dogs allowed on site (There is a dog enclosure at reception with a shelter and water provided)

The Folk Museum covers 80 acres of living history, with over 25 buildings interpreting Highland life from the 1700s. Discover how Highland people lived, worked and dressed, how they produced food and how they built their homes.

High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC042593

Highland Folk Museum Taigh-tasgaidh Sluagh na Gaidhealtachd

Where outdoor history comes alive

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St Mary’s

St Columba’s

St Mary’s Nairn

30 Huntly St, Inverness IV3 5PR Tel: 01463 233519

Tower Road, Culloden, Inverness IV2 7PW Tel: 01463 794619 www.stcolumbasculloden.org

7 Academy Street, Nairn IV12 4RJ Tel: 01667 453323

Sunday 11am & 6.30pm

Mass Times:

Saturday 6.00pm (Vigil Mass) and Daily

Sunday 9.30am Wednesday 11am Thursday 7.30pm

Sunday 10am Saturday 6pm (Vigil Mass)

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Mass (Msza Polska) - Sunday (Niedziela) 13.00 Serdecznie Witamy

The Immaculate Conception

Saints Peter & Benedict

Whitebridge, Stratherrick IV2 6UL Tel: 01320 366 451

Fort Augustus PH32 4BD Tel: 01320 366 451

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St Ninian’s 21 Culduthel Road, Inverness IV2 4AN Tel: 01463 236620 (Church) Tel: 01463 232136 (Chapel House) www.saintninians.org.uk

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Mass Times: Sunday 10am Saturday 5pm (Vigil Mass) and Daily

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St Mary’s Beauly

Fortrose IV10 8TB Tel: 01349 863143 Dingwall

Mass at Our Lady & St. Bean Church, Marydale, Cannich IV4 7LT Sunday at 4pm (except 2nd Sunday of month, when Mass is held at St. Mary’s Church, Eskadale IV4 7JR on 2nd Sunday of the month at 4pm).

Mass Times: Sunday 10am Saturday 7pm (Vigil Mass)

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Mass Times: Saturday 5pm (Vigil Mass)

Mass: Sunday 11am

IV4 7AU Tel: 01463 782232 www.stmarysbeauly.org St Columba’s, Culloden New Building Appeal Fund

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HIGHLAND DEANERY OFFICE

St. Mary’s 30 Huntly St, Inverness IV3 5PR Tel: 01463 233519 Email: stmarysinverness@btinternet.com

www.stmarysinverness.co.uk


The largest sport, leisure and recreation facility in the Highlands of Scotland offering something for the whole family

More than just a wet-weather alternative during your break!

Bite Bistro has an extensive menu and offers some great food choices throughout the day to suit the whole family. Using locally produced, ethical and fairtrade products, our chefs and the Bite Bistro team will be creating some really delicious menu options that you simply will not want to miss!


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Our easy-to-use maps, unique trails, GPS-tracked walks and full property descriptions equip you with all you need to explore more than 80 amazing Trust places. www.nts.org.uk/TrustTrailsApp

From only £3.55 per month* you can enjoy free access to hundreds of places throughout the UK plus 3 glossy magazines per year packed with inspirational articles and much more. Join at any of our attractions or visit our website. *2015 prices, first year introductory offer for new members when paying by direct debit

Inverewe

Tel 01445 781229

IV22 2LG (on A832, by Poolewe, 6m north-east of Gairloch)

Culloden

Tel 01463 796090

© Adrian Hollister

IV2 5EU (on B9006, 5m east of Inverness)

A riot of colour and scent, Inverewe brings together exotic plants from around the world amid the rugged landscape of Wester Ross. Lose yourself in the lush setting and discover rare Wollemi pines, Himalayan blue poppies, daisy bushes from New Zealand, Tasmanian eucalypts, and rhododendrons from China, Nepal and India. New for summer 2016: Inverewe House, never before open to visitors, invites you to discover the stories of the father and daughter who pioneered Inverewe and the challenges of gardening on the edge.

The battle lines have been redrawn at the Culloden battlefield experience. The site has been restored as close as possible to that seen by the forces on that fateful day in April 1746, when the Jacobite army was crushed by government forces. With over 1,200 dead in just one hour, Culloden was a short but bloody battle – the last to be fought on British soil. Now, visitors can experience and understand much more about the events leading up to, during and after the battle. Listen to genuine accounts from characters who were involved in the Battle of Culloden, relive the true horror of the battle in the 360° immersive film, take a battlefield tour, and watch the daily Living History presentations which bring the battle to life.

• Restaurant • Shop • Picnic area • Plant sales • Events

• Restaurant • Shop • Events

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For opening hours and admission prices visit www.nts.org.uk The National Trust for Scotland for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty is a charity registered in Scotland, Charity Number SC 007410


Brodie Castle

Tel 01309 641371

Balmacara Estate & Woodland Walks

IV36 2TE (off A96, 4½m west of Forres and 24m east of Inverness)

Tel 01599 566325

IV40 8DN (on A87, adjoining Kyle of Lochalsh)

A crofting estate of 2,750 hectares with superb views of Skye and Applecross. The beautiful village of Plockton is an Outstanding Conservation Area, and the old steadings in Balmacara Square have been restored to provide workshops for local crafts and an interactive interpretation centre. The Lochalsh House policies offer quiet sheltered walks by the lochside. • Picnic area • Events

Torridon

Tel 01445 791221

IV22 2EZ (A896, 10m south-west of Kinlochewe)

Set in peaceful parkland, this 16th-century tower house is a slice of Scottish history not to be missed. Full to the turrets with fine furniture, paintings and ceramics, the castle is packed with enough art and antiques to keep connoisseurs happy all day. Discover the stories of generations of the Brodie family, and the rooms, passageways and towers will show what everyday life was like for one of Scotland’s most ancient clans. Outside, explore landscaped gardens, a woodland walk, a nature trail and the adventure playground. • Shop • Tearoom • Picnic area • Adventure playground • Events • Plant sales

Some of Scotland’s finest mountain scenery is found in this 6,475 hectare estate, which attracts climbers, geologists and naturalists from all over the world. There is also a countryside centre, which has an audiovisual presentation, Deer Museum and, nearby, herds of red deer and Highland cattle. • Shop

Hugh Miller’s Birthplace Cottage & Museum

Tel 01381 600245

IV11 8XA (22m north-east of Inverness)

Kintail & Morvich

Tel 01599 511231

IV40 8HQ (north of A87, 16m east of Kyle of Lochalsh)

Hugh Miller rose from humble beginnings as a journeyman stonemason to international acclaim as a geologist, editor, writer and folk historian. He also won fame as an evangelical church reformer. The museum presents his life and work, while the thatched birthplace cottage was the home of his ancestors and his formative early years. Beautiful small gardens lie behind both buildings. • Shop • Refreshments • Plant sales • Picnic area

The Five Sisters of Kintail and the Falls of Glomach are part of this magnificent walking country, which also has 10 Munros. Red deer, eagles and other wildlife can be seen in profusion.


Brodie Castle

Tel 01309 641371

Balmacara Estate & Woodland Walks

IV36 2TE (off A96, 4½m west of Forres and 24m east of Inverness)

Tel 01599 566325

IV40 8DN (on A87, adjoining Kyle of Lochalsh)

A crofting estate of 2,750 hectares with superb views of Skye and Applecross. The beautiful village of Plockton is an Outstanding Conservation Area, and the old steadings in Balmacara Square have been restored to provide workshops for local crafts and an interactive interpretation centre. The Lochalsh House policies offer quiet sheltered walks by the lochside. • Picnic area • Events

Torridon

Tel 01445 791221

IV22 2EZ (A896, 10m south-west of Kinlochewe)

Set in peaceful parkland, this 16th-century tower house is a slice of Scottish history not to be missed. Full to the turrets with fine furniture, paintings and ceramics, the castle is packed with enough art and antiques to keep connoisseurs happy all day. Discover the stories of generations of the Brodie family, and the rooms, passageways and towers will show what everyday life was like for one of Scotland’s most ancient clans. Outside, explore landscaped gardens, a woodland walk, a nature trail and the adventure playground. • Shop • Tearoom • Picnic area • Adventure playground • Events • Plant sales

Some of Scotland’s finest mountain scenery is found in this 6,475 hectare estate, which attracts climbers, geologists and naturalists from all over the world. There is also a countryside centre, which has an audiovisual presentation, Deer Museum and, nearby, herds of red deer and Highland cattle. • Shop

Hugh Miller’s Birthplace Cottage & Museum

Tel 01381 600245

IV11 8XA (22m north-east of Inverness)

Kintail & Morvich

Tel 01599 511231

IV40 8HQ (north of A87, 16m east of Kyle of Lochalsh)

Hugh Miller rose from humble beginnings as a journeyman stonemason to international acclaim as a geologist, editor, writer and folk historian. He also won fame as an evangelical church reformer. The museum presents his life and work, while the thatched birthplace cottage was the home of his ancestors and his formative early years. Beautiful small gardens lie behind both buildings. • Shop • Refreshments • Plant sales • Picnic area

The Five Sisters of Kintail and the Falls of Glomach are part of this magnificent walking country, which also has 10 Munros. Red deer, eagles and other wildlife can be seen in profusion.


Discover more great days out with our free Trust Trails App

Enjoy great value days out all year round with National Trust for Scotland membership

Our easy-to-use maps, unique trails, GPS-tracked walks and full property descriptions equip you with all you need to explore more than 80 amazing Trust places. www.nts.org.uk/TrustTrailsApp

From only £3.55 per month* you can enjoy free access to hundreds of places throughout the UK plus 3 glossy magazines per year packed with inspirational articles and much more. Join at any of our attractions or visit our website. *2015 prices, first year introductory offer for new members when paying by direct debit

Inverewe

Tel 01445 781229

IV22 2LG (on A832, by Poolewe, 6m north-east of Gairloch)

Culloden

Tel 01463 796090

© Adrian Hollister

IV2 5EU (on B9006, 5m east of Inverness)

A riot of colour and scent, Inverewe brings together exotic plants from around the world amid the rugged landscape of Wester Ross. Lose yourself in the lush setting and discover rare Wollemi pines, Himalayan blue poppies, daisy bushes from New Zealand, Tasmanian eucalypts, and rhododendrons from China, Nepal and India. New for summer 2016: Inverewe House, never before open to visitors, invites you to discover the stories of the father and daughter who pioneered Inverewe and the challenges of gardening on the edge.

The battle lines have been redrawn at the Culloden battlefield experience. The site has been restored as close as possible to that seen by the forces on that fateful day in April 1746, when the Jacobite army was crushed by government forces. With over 1,200 dead in just one hour, Culloden was a short but bloody battle – the last to be fought on British soil. Now, visitors can experience and understand much more about the events leading up to, during and after the battle. Listen to genuine accounts from characters who were involved in the Battle of Culloden, relive the true horror of the battle in the 360° immersive film, take a battlefield tour, and watch the daily Living History presentations which bring the battle to life.

• Restaurant • Shop • Picnic area • Plant sales • Events

• Restaurant • Shop • Events

FOLLOW US:

@N_T_S

National Trust for Scotland

For opening hours and admission prices visit www.nts.org.uk The National Trust for Scotland for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty is a charity registered in Scotland, Charity Number SC 007410


DISCOVER...... THE PERFECT DAY OUT AT BRODIE COUNTRYFARE One Of Scotland's Top Independent Department Stores Ladies Fashion & Occasionwear • Menswear • Leisurewear Gifts & Interiors • Traditional Scottish Foodhall • Delicatessen Family Restaurant • Scottish Gifts • Toys & Games • Stationery • Accessories

Shop online at www.brodiecountryfare.com


Family Restaurant The brand new family restaurant provides the ideal opportunity for a speciality coffee or a meal with family or friends. Every dish is freshly prepared on the premises using only the finest ingredients from the rich natural larder of the North East of Scotland.

“A recommended, relaxing day out to spend with family and friends� Open 7 Days All Year 9.30am to 5.30pm (5pm winter)

Foodhall and Delicatessen Brodie Countryfare has built its reputation on quality, a theme which extends to everything. The Delicatessen tempts every taste. The aroma of freshly ground coffee and freshly squeezed oranges fills the air. Meats, cheeses, hand made chocolates, honey and a huge range of dried fruits are in abundance. The Foodhall stocks the best selection of all Scottish and Speyside products and delicacies from around the world.

Brodie Countryfare Brodie, By Forres, Morayshire Scotland 1V36 2TD Telephone 01309 641555 Facsimile 01309 641499 Email: enquiries@brodiecountryfare.com Shop online at www.brodiecountryfare.com

A Magical Toy Town A magical Toy Town of specially selected toys and games for children of all ages from babies to teens. Games, books, kites, wooden toys and exciting activity packs. With our regular toy promotions and events, there is fun and games all year round!

Menswear The Menswear department offers the latest in fashionable casual wear for men, including a wide selection of shirts, casual trousers and sweatshirts for you to create an individual look. Cutting edge brands include Gant, McGregor and Tommy Hilfiger. Menswear also stocks a selected range of performance outdoor jackets and accessories.

Traditional and Innovative The Gifts department combines traditional Scottish gifts with an exclusive collection of contemporary and design led gifts. The gift department provides kitchenware and accessories, bathroom and candle shop, luxury cushions and throws and an exciting collection of exclusive furniture as well as hundreds of gift ideas. There is certainly something for everyone and you will find the service second to none.

Style The contemporary womenswear department has one of the largest collections of ladies fashion in the North including some of the leading labels in ladies fashion. From casualwear to eveningwear, coats to shoes, knitwear or accessories you will be spoilt for choice.


Logie Steading Open all year round

CafĂŠ, Art & Gifts, Crafts, Whisky & Wine, Heritage Centre, Antiques & Restoration, Vintage Accessories, Secondhand Books, Farm & Garden Shop, Logie House Gardens, River Walk

Promoting Scottish Craftsmanship and local produce


Promoting Scottish Craftsmanship and local produce The Olive Tree Café Great homemade food sourced locally and seasonally. Everything is freshly prepared with vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. To book a table or for more info call 01309 611733. www.the-olive-tree-cafe.co.uk

Logie Steading Bookshop Secondhand books of all ages and for all ages! We have an eclectic mix of subjects and prices to suit all depths of pockets. 01309 611373 • helen.trussell@btinternet.com

Logie Steading Farm & Garden Shop Ever growing range of hardy plants, grown in Scotland for Scottish gardens. Fabulous Longhorn beef, “the old fashioned flavour” and other yummy specially sourced goodies. 01309 611222 • plants@logie.co.uk www.logie.co.uk

Giles Pearson Antiques Selection of antique country furniture for sale. Restoration service: specialising in cane and rush seating. Giles occasionally works off site so please ring before coming. 07842 599367 • gilespearsonantiques@gmail.com www.gilespearsonantiques.co.uk

Logie Steading Art Gallery Approachable contemporary art: paintings, prints, sculpture, jewellery, ceramics from Scotland and further afield.

River Findhorn Heritage Centre

01309 611378 • gallery@logie.co.uk www.logie.co.uk

Explore the fact and fable about the River Findhorn – discover what happened at Randolph’s Leap. Lots of fascinating stories about the river and many of the folk who lived nearby.

Logie Steading Whisky & Wine

01309 611378 • heritagecentre@logie.co.uk www.logie.co.uk

An Independent ‘Whisky Wine & Spirit Shop’ specialising in providing a personal & knowledgeable service. Choose something special from the extensive range of Single Malts, Spirits, Liqueur, Wines, Gifts & More! Private tastings by arrangement.. 01309 611348 • info@logiewhisky.co.uk www.logiewhisky.co.uk

Logie House Gardens The different areas of the garden – from dry sandy banks to boggy areas by the burn – are planted with a wide variety of hardy plants, ensuring year round interest.

My Secret Dressing Room A beautiful selection of new, pre-loved, and vintage accessories and gifts for ladies’ dressing rooms. Pretty or practical: find the perfect finishing touches. 01309 611319 dressingscotland@gmail.com • logie.co.uk

Hellygog Textiles, paintings, crafts and art: beautiful things from imaginative hearts. The working studio and shop of Mr and Mrs Hellygog including work from over 60 local makers. 01309 611799 • jude@hellygog.co.uk www.hellygog.co.uk

Cairngorm Leaf & Bean

Entry: £2.00 • Children: Free garden@logie.co.uk • www.logie.co.uk

Play Park and River Walk There is a choice of a short circular route or longer walks to Randolph’s Leap and Sluie. Access to the walk along the spectacular River Findhorn is through the play park where there are twirling swings and balancing challenges.

Open all year round March – Christmas Every Day 10.30 (Café opens at 10am) – 5pm (4pm Winter) Jan & Feb Open Fri – Sun, 10.30 – 4pm

Highland roasted coffee beans – or ground to your particular requirements; luxurious hot chocolates and teas complimented by unique accessories and gifts.

Outside theatre and other events throughout the year – see website for details

01309 611700 sharon@cainrgormleafandbean.co.uk www.cairngormleafandbean.co.uk

All the businesses are independent, and enthusiastically run by their owners

Logie Steading Visitor Centre | Forres | Moray | IV36 2QN panny@logie.co.uk | www.logie.co.uk


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VISITOR CENTRE OPENING TIMES High Season (April–October) 9.30am–5.30pm, Monday–Sunday Low Season (November–March) 10am–4pm, Monday–Saturday 12pm–4pm, Sunday

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TOURS The Legacy Tour

Taste of Tomatin Tour

Single Cask Experience

Explore our distillery and learn how we produce our award winning whiskies. You will learn about the unique legacy of Tomatin which, having started in 1897, is the driving force for the company today. Finish up with three of our Tomatin Single Malts, each revealing why we are the ‘softer side of the Highlands’.

An enhanced Tomatin experience with an in-depth tour followed by a tutored nosing and tasting of six different whiskies, including two distillery exclusive single cask expressions.

Understand the importance of cask selection with an in-depth distillery tour concluding with a tutored nosing and tasting of five different distillery exclusive single cask expressions. Please enquire at the Visitor Centre to find out which casks are on offer.

Over 18s only: £15 Allow at least one hour thirty minutes

Over 18s £7, under 18s £3 Allow at least one hour

Over 18s only: £30 Allow at least two hours

Reduced rates available for designated drivers, ask for details.

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Fill your own bottle of one of our cask strength distillery exclusive whiskies and take it home as an extra special memento of your Tomatin experience.

Enjoy a spot of retail therapy in our gift shop which offers a wide range of whiskies and exclusive Tomatin merchandise.

Available to enjoy in our Visitor Centre at all times and in several languages.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Booking is highly recommended to guarantee your place on a tour. Looking for something different? We are happy to provide bespoke tours subject to availability, contact us to discuss. Disabled access is available to most parts of the distillery, let us know of any specific requirements when booking. Guide and assistance dogs are permitted, however, as much as we would like to, we cannot accommodate other pets. Our production schedule varies throughout the year, please contact us for advice on production times and access. In winter months, access to the distillery may be restricted due to the weather - please check our website or contact us before travelling.

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WHERE WE ARE The Tomatin Distillery lies just 16 miles south of Inverness and 15 miles north of Aviemore on the A9. Easily reached by car or taxi, check our website for public transport advice. Tomatin Distillery Inverness-shire, Scotland IV13 7YT +44(0)1463 248 144 visitors@tomatin.com Tomatin.com

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Landmark

Something cool coming here soon !! - see website for details

Forest Activity Area Floating Tap

Treetop Trail

Tilted Room

Forest Adventure Park

Vortex Tunnel Timber Extraction Exhibit

Growing Shrinking Room

fun, discovery and adventure in the Highlands

Wee Monkey Trail

Forest Safari

Wildlife Feeding Area

Teeny Farm Ride Remote Controlled Trucks Haggis Farm Shooting Gallery

Car Park 2

Mini Diggers Reception

Car Park

Emergency Assembly Point

Eat out? Eat in? We have two great catering outlets on site that offer a wide range of family friendly food. Choose from snack sized meals or homemade specials: there is something for everyone. We use local produce and suppliers whenever we can. Please check our website for our seasonal menus.

Shop

Whether you are here on holiday, or day tripping from home, this treasure trove of gifts, souvenirs, food and books is always worth a visit. Something for all ages Open all year (except Christmas Day & 1st Jan)

Xplore Store

Scottish Thistle Award WINNER

Pinewood Grill

Home made soups and specials- our local butchers Scottish beef burgers and minute steak rolls- fries, salads, baked potatoes, sandwiches and lots and lots of Ice Cream…… Open late March to late October - see website for dates (may close at quieter times or in poor weather) Picnics – please note that there is a seating area for own picnics behind the Pinewood Grill, all other tables are reserved for the use of pinewood grill or restaurant customers.

OPEN all year (except Christmas Day and 1st Jan)

Opening times vary - generally 10/11am until 5/6pm or 7pm in peak periods. Please check the website www.landmarkpark.co.uk or on site noticeboard for full details - or telephone 01479 841613. Last admission to attractions 1hr before closing. Please allow 3-5 hours for your visit. Main attractions closed early Nov to late Mar. Most other attractions, shop and restaurant open all winter subject to weather please call in advance.

BOOK Your day, week, or season tickets online

★ Please note that between late March and late October access to all areas

of Landmark is covered by the admission ticket – there are no free admission areas. Ticket covers all attractions, all day*.

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(*except mini diggers & remote controlled trucks £1 charge).

Family rates available. Great Value MULTI VISIT TICKETS available. Under 4’s and over 80’s FREE. Please ask about birthday parties. A9 road still not shown on location map. Linking Perth to Aviemore to close to Carrbridge to Inverness. See current one.

(Please note that for operational reasons manned attractions open later in the morning than the rest of the Park and some attractions close earlier than the park to allow time to clear. To avoid disappointment check local notices and try to visit the popular attractions early in your day).

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If it’s not fun, it’s not in... fun, educational, active and simply mind boggling goodies for boys and girls of all ages. Open late

Foresters Restaurant

•Runaway Timber Train •Wildwatercoaster •bamboozeleum •The Lost Labyrinth •Wonderwood •climbing Wall •ropeworx •Skydive • Treetop Trail •and much more....

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• Please be aware that on rare occasions attractions may close due to conditions outwith our control • Unless most attractions close for a significant part of the day there will be no refunds • Groups are very welcome - booking recommended, please phone ahead to allow best possible service • In winter the Park may close due to bad weather. Please phone ahead before setting out on 01479 841613 • Disabled Access: All areas except the Ropes Courses, Skydive, Fire Tower, Watercoaster and Ant City are accessible for wheelchairs • Closed 25th December and 1st January • Well behaved dogs are welcome - usual conditions apply. Please phone to check important details in advance of visit as we cannot be held responsible for the effect of subsequent changes or error corrections

online tickets (Available March to Oct)

www.landmarkpark.co.uk

Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Carrbridge, Inverness-shire - Sat Nav: PH23 3AJ


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With so much to see and do Landmark really is the Perfect Family Day out. From tiny tots to teens, grown-ups to grandparents there is something for everyone. With great value week and season tickets available you can come back again and again! *

Enter a magical world packed with mystifying and dazzling exhibits, weird and wonderful illusions, perplexing puzzles and bewildering special effects all for you to experience and have fun with. New exhibits added regularly. All amazing! - Graeme Wilkins, Lochgilphead So cool. Really smart Joyce Cattanach, Dunbar

runaway timber train Don’t miss our Family Rollercoaster.... sit tight and enjoy the ride as it twists and turns through the trees. A compact coaster with thrills for all ages*

wonderwood

Brill for kids - Nicola Roberts / Bob MacRae, Invergordon (1.1m min height with adult over 18. Otherwise 1.4m)

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Where seeing is not believing !

In a strange corner of this ancient forest nothing is as it seems…Take a trip through the Crazy Cabins and prepare for a world of weirdness – A spinning Vortex Tunnel, a Wonky Room where you walk at mad angles and a Bizarre Room where you grow and shrink like Alice in Wonderland…There’s loads of weird and wonderful oddness. Don’t miss it –

wildwatercoaster

One of our biggest and most exciting attractions – a firm family favourite. The Wildwatercoaster, The Falcon, The Wildcat and The Otter - try them all if you dare! - you may get wet!

Kids and us loved it! - Sarah Mollins, Crieff

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Awesome & Fun - Erin Stevens, Australia Awesome! - Josh Andrew, Turriff

Under 1.2m must be accompanied by another person of 1.2m or taller. Toddlers must be accompanied by an adult. See web site for other conditions.

eve nts at landmark Easter Eggstravaganza - meet the Easter Bunny and take part in her humungous Easter Egg Hunt Summer - exciting events to be announced – check web site regularly! October is the Spook-tacular Spook-fest month – scary goings-on and weirdness everywhere – come in costume 29th and 30th October and post a photo of your costumed selves taken here on those dates on our FB page and enter a draw for a Family Day Pass for 2017 Our Famous Foam weekend – finish our main season with foamy fun on the Wildwatercoaster Amazing fun!

RopeworX*

Test your monkey genes on Landmark’s famous High-wire challenge course. (1.5m min height)

Skydive*

Beyond white knuckle – the ultimate dare – the ultimate achievement. (1.5m min height 17st/110kg max weight)

Pinnacle*

Conquer Landmark’s 10 metre climbing wall with eight routes to beat. 17st/110kg max weight, 22”/56cm min waist)

Tarzan Trail*

A ropes course for little people (or larger people if they like!) set just a bit closer to the ground. (1.1m min height)

Book tickets online◊ and fast track ∆ into the park

Are you brave enough to follow the footsteps of the Lost Explorer…through seething, bubbling mud pools, thick fog, past a giant crocodile, through a strange magical waterfall to the safety of The Lost Explorers Amazing Tree Mansion? Amazing! - Marshall Family, Eyemouth The Lost Labyrinth is so realistic. Awesome! - Neve Scott, Inverurie

Adventure Land

Two floors of climby, jumpy, slidey fun for younger guests (and supervising adults) a twisty climbing tower, Shootin Gallery*, mini diggers*, remote controlled trucks* and Mini Car Forest Safari’(Free)

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Nature Trail

Fire TOwer Wee Monkey Trail

Amazing view, see for miles from the top of the UK’s tallest wooden tower. Free telescope and viewfinder.

Wee Monkey Trail – A new ropes course for teeny tots – if they can walk they can go on the Wee Monkey Trail!

*These attractions close for the winter late October to late March.

- do it at www.landmarkpark.co.uk

Take in the beauty and tranquillity of the 10,000 year old forest. Red Squirrel Nature Trail, Treetop Trail and wildlife feeding area. You might see a rare Red Squirrel.

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With so much to see and do Landmark really is the Perfect Family Day out. From tiny tots to teens, grown-ups to grandparents there is something for everyone. With great value week and season tickets available you can come back again and again! *

Enter a magical world packed with mystifying and dazzling exhibits, weird and wonderful illusions, perplexing puzzles and bewildering special effects all for you to experience and have fun with. New exhibits added regularly. All amazing! - Graeme Wilkins, Lochgilphead So cool. Really smart Joyce Cattanach, Dunbar

runaway timber train Don’t miss our Family Rollercoaster.... sit tight and enjoy the ride as it twists and turns through the trees. A compact coaster with thrills for all ages*

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Brill for kids - Nicola Roberts / Bob MacRae, Invergordon (1.1m min height with adult over 18. Otherwise 1.4m)

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Where seeing is not believing !

In a strange corner of this ancient forest nothing is as it seems…Take a trip through the Crazy Cabins and prepare for a world of weirdness – A spinning Vortex Tunnel, a Wonky Room where you walk at mad angles and a Bizarre Room where you grow and shrink like Alice in Wonderland…There’s loads of weird and wonderful oddness. Don’t miss it –

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One of our biggest and most exciting attractions – a firm family favourite. The Wildwatercoaster, The Falcon, The Wildcat and The Otter - try them all if you dare! - you may get wet!

Kids and us loved it! - Sarah Mollins, Crieff

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Awesome & Fun - Erin Stevens, Australia Awesome! - Josh Andrew, Turriff

Under 1.2m must be accompanied by another person of 1.2m or taller. Toddlers must be accompanied by an adult. See web site for other conditions.

eve nts at landmark Easter Eggstravaganza - meet the Easter Bunny and take part in her humungous Easter Egg Hunt Summer - exciting events to be announced – check web site regularly! October is the Spook-tacular Spook-fest month – scary goings-on and weirdness everywhere – come in costume 29th and 30th October and post a photo of your costumed selves taken here on those dates on our FB page and enter a draw for a Family Day Pass for 2017 Our Famous Foam weekend – finish our main season with foamy fun on the Wildwatercoaster Amazing fun!

RopeworX*

Test your monkey genes on Landmark’s famous High-wire challenge course. (1.5m min height)

Skydive*

Beyond white knuckle – the ultimate dare – the ultimate achievement. (1.5m min height 17st/110kg max weight)

Pinnacle*

Conquer Landmark’s 10 metre climbing wall with eight routes to beat. 17st/110kg max weight, 22”/56cm min waist)

Tarzan Trail*

A ropes course for little people (or larger people if they like!) set just a bit closer to the ground. (1.1m min height)

Book tickets online◊ and fast track ∆ into the park

Are you brave enough to follow the footsteps of the Lost Explorer…through seething, bubbling mud pools, thick fog, past a giant crocodile, through a strange magical waterfall to the safety of The Lost Explorers Amazing Tree Mansion? Amazing! - Marshall Family, Eyemouth The Lost Labyrinth is so realistic. Awesome! - Neve Scott, Inverurie

Adventure Land

Two floors of climby, jumpy, slidey fun for younger guests (and supervising adults) a twisty climbing tower, Shootin Gallery*, mini diggers*, remote controlled trucks* and Mini Car Forest Safari’(Free)

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Nature Trail

Fire TOwer Wee Monkey Trail

Amazing view, see for miles from the top of the UK’s tallest wooden tower. Free telescope and viewfinder.

Wee Monkey Trail – A new ropes course for teeny tots – if they can walk they can go on the Wee Monkey Trail!

*These attractions close for the winter late October to late March.

- do it at www.landmarkpark.co.uk

Take in the beauty and tranquillity of the 10,000 year old forest. Red Squirrel Nature Trail, Treetop Trail and wildlife feeding area. You might see a rare Red Squirrel.

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Forest Activity Area Floating Tap

Treetop Trail

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Vortex Tunnel Timber Extraction Exhibit

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fun, discovery and adventure in the Highlands

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Forest Safari

Wildlife Feeding Area

Teeny Farm Ride Remote Controlled Trucks Haggis Farm Shooting Gallery

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Emergency Assembly Point

Eat out? Eat in? We have two great catering outlets on site that offer a wide range of family friendly food. Choose from snack sized meals or homemade specials: there is something for everyone. We use local produce and suppliers whenever we can. Please check our website for our seasonal menus.

Shop

Whether you are here on holiday, or day tripping from home, this treasure trove of gifts, souvenirs, food and books is always worth a visit. Something for all ages Open all year (except Christmas Day & 1st Jan)

Xplore Store

Scottish Thistle Award WINNER

Pinewood Grill

Home made soups and specials- our local butchers Scottish beef burgers and minute steak rolls- fries, salads, baked potatoes, sandwiches and lots and lots of Ice Cream…… Open late March to late October - see website for dates (may close at quieter times or in poor weather) Picnics – please note that there is a seating area for own picnics behind the Pinewood Grill, all other tables are reserved for the use of pinewood grill or restaurant customers.

OPEN all year (except Christmas Day and 1st Jan)

Opening times vary - generally 10/11am until 5/6pm or 7pm in peak periods. Please check the website www.landmarkpark.co.uk or on site noticeboard for full details - or telephone 01479 841613. Last admission to attractions 1hr before closing. Please allow 3-5 hours for your visit. Main attractions closed early Nov to late Mar. Most other attractions, shop and restaurant open all winter subject to weather please call in advance.

BOOK Your day, week, or season tickets online

★ Please note that between late March and late October access to all areas

of Landmark is covered by the admission ticket – there are no free admission areas. Ticket covers all attractions, all day*.

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Family rates available. Great Value MULTI VISIT TICKETS available. Under 4’s and over 80’s FREE. Please ask about birthday parties. A9 road still not shown on location map. Linking Perth to Aviemore to close to Carrbridge to Inverness. See current one.

(Please note that for operational reasons manned attractions open later in the morning than the rest of the Park and some attractions close earlier than the park to allow time to clear. To avoid disappointment check local notices and try to visit the popular attractions early in your day).

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• Please be aware that on rare occasions attractions may close due to conditions outwith our control • Unless most attractions close for a significant part of the day there will be no refunds • Groups are very welcome - booking recommended, please phone ahead to allow best possible service • In winter the Park may close due to bad weather. Please phone ahead before setting out on 01479 841613 • Disabled Access: All areas except the Ropes Courses, Skydive, Fire Tower, Watercoaster and Ant City are accessible for wheelchairs • Closed 25th December and 1st January • Well behaved dogs are welcome - usual conditions apply. Please phone to check important details in advance of visit as we cannot be held responsible for the effect of subsequent changes or error corrections

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Laugh, play, relax at ROTHIEMURCHUS

“This is an amazing place, we feel so free, it’s the real outdoors - stunning scenery, superb activities, delicious food, beautiful shops and friendly people. We love it here.”  Simmons family

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' ONE OF THE 6 BEST FARM SHOPS IN UK.' "Highland is the best beef in the world in my opinion. Totally unique.” James Martin, Chef

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GET SOME CAIRNGORM a year-round destination Enjoy Scotland’s favourite snowsports destination

in the winter and watch the Resort transform in the

summer. Year-round, visitors are welcome at Natural

Retreats CairnGorm Mountain, located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.

Take a trip to the top of Scotland’s only funicular

railway and experience a spectacular mountain railway ascent of 1097m to the UK’s highest station. The

viewing terrace offers some superb panoramic views

where you can see as far as Ben Nevis! Check out our website for the latest ticket prices and train times.

Guests can enjoy delicious local dishes at the UK’s highest restaurant or Storehouse café and have a

fantastic shopping experience. In the summer, why not try our highly recommended guided walks, ideal for

spotting wildlife such as the rare Ptarmigan bird, or if you’re feeling adventurous let us take you on a thrilling mountain bike ride.

Visitors of all ages and ability are welcome at Natural Retreats CairnGorm Mountain – all year round.

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PRICES

For a full list of up to date prices for everything from funicular passes to guided activities, please visit our website – cairngormmountain.org

SAVE 10% on your funicular railway ticket by quoting FOLDER10 online or at the ticket office.

LOCATION CairnGorm Mountain is located at the very heart of the Cairngorms National Park, just 9 scenic miles from Aviemore and the A9 between Perth and Inverness. BUS

Buses from Aviemore to CairnGorm run hourly throughout the day, year round, with a ‘hail and ride’ system from Inverdruie to the mountain.

CAR

If you drive, we request a £2 donation per car to help us manage the mountain area and maintain the car park. From Aviemore take the B970 then follow the signs to CairnGorm Mountain.

FOOT

Start at Glenmore and walk up to the Base Station at CairnGorm at a height of 635m using the Allt Mor trail. It is a delightful 2.5 mile moderate walk taking around 50 minutes.

BIKE

A cycle up to CairnGorm is a rewarding and scenic journey that comes highly recommended. Bike racks are available on site.

OPENING TIMES Winter hours: Daily, 9am - 4.30pm. Spring/Summer/Autumn hours: Trains run every 15 or 20 minutes daily. First train up 10.20am. Last train up 4.20pm. Last train down 5.00pm. Weather permitting, we are open all year round, except on Christmas Day. If in doubt, call us on 01479 861261 or check online. Guided walks from the Top and guided mountain bike descents are generally available between May and October.

The funicular and all public areas of our buildings are accessible by wheelchair, but wintry conditions can make things a little tricky! Contact us in advance of travel if you are concerned. Registered assistance dogs are permitted on the funicular. Please note, for conservation reasons and to protect the plateau outside of snow season, funicular passengers are prohibited from leaving the the Top Station unless on a guided walk or bike descent. Visitors walking from the car park are free to enjoy the mountain using the network of footpaths and may enter the Ptarmigan building and descend by train. Contact us in the Base Station for further information.

CairnGorm Mountain Ltd. Cairn Gorm Ski Area, Aviemore, PH22 1RB, UK Tel: +44 (0) 1479 861261 • Fax: +44 (0) 1479 861207 www.cairngormmountain.org • info@cairngormmountain.org

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ONLY SEVEN MILES FROM AVIEMORE

YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE... VISIT RZSS HIGHLAND WILDLIFE PARK TODAY RZSS Highland Wildlife Park is owned by the conservation charity the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, which also owns RZSS Edinburgh Zoo. Scottish charity no. SC004064


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Set in the Cairngorms National Park, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park covers an impressive 200 acres of spectacular Highland countryside

See over 200 animals, from Scotland’s only polar bears to Amur tigers, snow leopards and red pandas

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a wildlife photographer? Our VIP Photography Days give you the chance to hone your photography skills and get closer to our animals in the company of our experienced guide and keepers. For more information and to book call 01540 651 976 or email wildlife@rzss.org.uk

OPENING TIMES We are open every day of the year, except Christmas Day. Last entry one hour before closing. Main reserve shuts half an hour before closing.

HOW TO FIND US... Only 7 miles from Aviemore and 40 mins from Inverness

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TRAVELLING NORTH On the A9 (to Inverness), turn left for Kingussie and follow the B9152 TRAVELLING SOUTH On the A9 (Perth), take the turning for Aviemore to Kincraig and follow the B9152

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig, Kingussie, Inverness-shire PH21 1NL

highlandwildlifepark.org.uk @HighlandWPark

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Rough track, steep in places, passing through ancient woodland to a viewpoint, return by same route.

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Trees for Life's long term vision is to restore Dundreggan into one of Scotland's finest native woodlands. By 2058, Dundreggan will be a very different place.

Who we are Trees for Life is one of the UK’s leading rewilding charities. Our aim is to restore the Caledonian Forest to the Scottish Highlands. Magnificent and magical, the Caledonian Forest is one of our wildest landscapes. Sadly, this once great forest has almost disappeared and much of its wildlife is endangered. In many places, even the isolated fragments of forest that remain are slowly dying.

Visit our Tree Nursery & wild boar

What we do Thanks to the support of our members and our hard-working volunteers, we have expanded new native woodlands in the Highlands, including on our own Conservation Estate at Dundreggan. Trees for Life’s vision is to see a fully restored natural forest across large areas of the Scottish Highlands, complete with species that have been removed such as lynx and beaver, protected for future generations.

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Individual tree gifts

Plant a tree and receive a certificate with your personal message in a gift pack. Certificates available for Christmas, Baby, Celebration, In Memory and General.

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Plant a grove of eight trees and a personalised webpage will be set up for you, your family and friends to view online.

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Since 2009 we have been keeping a captive herd of wild boar at Dundreggan. Trees for Life is trialling the use of wild boar to prepare the ground for natural forest regeneration.

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More Great Things to See and Do


More Great Things to See and Do ABRIACHAN NURSERIES The Garden On Loch Ness Wonderful hillside gardens & beautiful views over Loch Ness

Four acres of woodland gardens with surprises & plants from across the world around every corner. Our nursery has a wide range of Highland grown plants which would make a great present for your house/dog/garden sitter, or a gift for yourself as a reminder of your Loch Ness visit. Why not try a Giant Scots Thistle or a Scottish Flame Creeper Open seven days 9am-7pm Nine miles from Inverness on the A82 Cost: Adults ÂŁ3 , Children Free www.lochnessgarden.com

info@lochnessgarden.com

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Great Places to Eat and Drink Sams Indian Cuisine, 77/79 Church Street, Inverness For reservations Tel. 01463 713111 / 711400 www.samscuisine.com

Home Deliveries Now Available Why not try one of our UNIQUE SIGNATURE DISHES (exclusive to us)

Business Lunch Monday - Saturday 12 noon - 2pm From £6.95 2 Course Sunday Lunch Special £8.95 12.30pm - 4.30pm

Welcome to Indian Ocean… Tempted by an unrivalled range of authentic & imaginative traditional Indian foods, our food is cooked to the highest standards only using the best quality & freshest ingredients. Our approach to healthy cooking is that we try to minimise additives in our dishes. We never forget that without our customers, many of whom have become friends, none of this success would be possible. So enjoy your meal & have a memorable experience.

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Main Dishes

Ocean Special Mixed Platter – For 1 or more to share - Chicken tikka, Chicken pakora, Veg samosa, Tuna kebab Oceans Special Veg Platter - Paneer tikka, Pakora, Samosa, Onion bhaji Slay The Dragon - A Mysore delicacy. Pineapple flavoured honey glazed chicken cooked over charcoal in the Tandoori oven. Shahi Chat Puri - (Chicken or Lamb or Prawn) Marinated spicy little pieces of chicken/lamb/prawn serve on fried bread Also Vegetable Samosa, Pakora, Onion Bhaji.

Biryanis, House Specialities, Tandoori Cuisine, Seafood Specialities Tiger By The River - Succulent whole Bengal king prawns cooked in pan with a variety of spices in a medium thick sauce with aromatic flavour Indian Ocean Special - Scottish tender lamb or chicken grilled in tandoori and then cooked with cashew nuts, mixed pepper, ginger, coriander and chef special sauces. Tandoori Mixed Grill – Vegetarian or non vegetarian Palak Paneer - Homemade soft cheese & fresh spinach cooked with traditional spices Various flavours of Rice, Breads and many accompaniments to your meal.

Our menu caters for vegetarians, non vegetarians and special dietry requirements. Telephone: 01463 237755/241495 to reserve your table or for a delivery Email: info@indianoceaninverness.co.uk www.indianoceaninverness.co.uk Find us at 64 Academy Street, Inverness IV1 1LP


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Select from our a la carte menu featuring a wide range of dishes, including homemade soups, breads and fine steaks, served in the cosy restaurant & bar with wood burning stove and magnificent views overlooking the Glen & Loch Meiklie. We can cater for special diets as well as for any occasion you may wish to celebrate.

Food & refreshments all day every day from early ‘til late 38 En Suite rooms with all the facilities you will require for a comfortable stay Ideally located in the picturesque village of Beauly

DRIVE & DINE SERVICE FREE PICK UP & RETURN SERVICE if you are living or holidaying within a 7/8 mile radius of beauly and wish to come for an evening meal. we will pick you up and take you home. max 8 seats available if you are outwith the radius we can still offer the service but would require 24 hours notice and a minimum of 6 guests. GIVE IT A TRY WE ARE SURE YOU WILL ENJOY THE SERVICE.

reservations@priory-hotel.com www.priory-hotel.com

All Day Menu ‘Til 5pm Set Lunch Mon-Sat 12-2pm 2 courses - £7.95 3 Courses - £9.95 Evening Meals High Teas/ A La Carte Bar meals 5-9pm Superb Sunday Carvery 12-2.30pm


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A traditional Scottish Inn providing a warm welcome to all the family Our menu offers an enticing mix of hearty, traditional good value pub classics along with popular and innovative daily specials. Sunday is a special day and we always have a number of roasts available throughout the day.

All our food is homemade We are all about family dining, and we’ve priced our kids’ meals to make it a treat you can afford more often. For children up to 10 years old, two courses are just £7.00. The Chieftain Hotel, 2 Millburn Road, Inverness IV2 3PS Tel: 01463 232241 email: admin@chieftainhotel.co.uk


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More Places to Visit... ...in the Rest of Scotland Overleaf you will find a map of Scotland together with a comprehensive list of ‘Things to See and Do across Scotland’. This is followed by leaflets for many of the attractions listed.

On hand for every holiday decision

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Uncover all that Scotland has to offer. Drop into one of our VisitScotland Information Centres and get the best advice on everything there is to see and do. Get top travel tips, tickets for events, tours and activities, book the perfect accommodation and even pick up that special Scottish souvenir. Whatever you need, our friendly experts are here to help you make the most of your time in Scotland.

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Things to See and Do in the Rest of Scotland Each of the attractions listed below has a grid reference which relates to the map opposite (e.g. R20). The attractions are

ordered clockwise within each area. Leaflets for many of the attractions follow. (NTS) National Trust for Scotland (FCS) Forestry Commission Scotland

Inverness, Northern Highlands, Orkney and Shetland H11 Torridon (NTS) n Superb mountain scenery. Countryside Centre open April to Sept. Tel: 01445 791221. www.nts.org.uk IV22 2EZ

H12 Lochcarron Weavers Shop n Traditional Scottish Clothing, Knitwear,

Q5 The Castle & Gardens of Mey n The Queen Mother’s home in Caithness. Castle

and gardens open. Also animal centre, gift shop, tearoom and viewing tower. Tel: 01847 851473. www.castleofmey.org.uk KW14 8XH

Accessories, Tartans, Tweeds and made to measure kilts. April - End October Mon - Sat 9am-5pm. Winter - Mon - Fri 10am-4pm, Sat by appointment. Tel: 01520 722212. lochcarronweavers@lochcarron.com IV54 8YH

collection, lemurs, meerkats and zebra. Chicks hatching weekly. Picnic area. Tea room and shop. Drumsmittal, just 5 minutes from Inverness across Kessock Bridge. Open 10am-6pm. Tel: 01463 731656.

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R5 M12 Orkney Islands - Day Tours from John O’Groats and Inverness

Fascinating day tours of the Orkney Islands leave John O’Groats and Inverness every summer morning. See Skara Brae, Scapa Flow, the Standing Stones and much more! Tel: 01955 611353. Book online at www.jogferry.co.uk

P7 Lhaiday Caithness Croft, Dunbeath n N9 Dunrobin Castle and Gardens n Wonderful displays of paintings, tapestries,

n The Highland’s only working perfumery, coffee H10 The Perfume Studio

shop with home-made food and stunning views, gift shop and landscape photography studios. Easter to end Oct - closed Mondays. IV22 2JL Tel: 01445 731618. www.perfume-studio.com

Museum (NTS)

Birthplace, in 1802, of Hugh Miller, stonemason, eminent geologist, editor and writer. Discover giant fossils and hunt for mystery objects. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01381 600245. www.nts.org.uk IV11 8XA

M12 Black Isle Wildlife Park n Meet friendly animals. Delightful waterfowl

H10 Inverewe Garden (NTS) n Oasis of the North with exotic plants and trees from around the globe. New for 2016: Explore Inverewe House. Garden open all year. Visitor centre and restaurant open Apr to Oct. Tel: 01445 712952. www.nts.org.uk IV22 2LG

N11 Hugh Miller’s Birthplace Cottage & n

furniture, silver and ceremonial robes. Magnificent formal gardens. Pictish Stones, Gift Shop, Tea Room, Falconry displays (ring for details). Tel: 01408 633177. Email: info@dunrobincastle.co.uk www.dunrobincastle.co.uk

J13 Glen Affric (FCS) n Glen Affric has been described as ‘the most

beautiful glen in Scotland’. It contains one of the largest ancient Caledonian pinewoods in Scotland as well as lochs, moorland and mountains. A special place to spend a day exploring. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

L14 Cruise Loch Ness n Explore the world famous Loch Ness. Daily

departures from Fort Augustus with a variety of tours from 1 hour cruises to 90 min exhilarating fast RIB trips, we have something for every age and budget. Sat Nav: PH32 4BD Tel: 01320 366277. www.cruiselochness.com

K6 Smoo Cave, Durness n M6 Strathnaver Museum, Bettyhill n Q3 Skara Brae Prehistoric Village n K11 Rogie Falls (FCS) n Step back 5000 years and explore one of Europe’s Rogie Falls is a beautiful spot off the main road best-preserved historic settlements. See stone furniture, jewellery, tools and unexplained ritual objects left behind by Neolithic villagers. www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places

to Ullapool to stop for a walk and a picnic. There are lots of waymarked walks with seating at viewpoints overlooking the falls, and a bridge crossing the gorge near the falls. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

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L13 Fiddler’s Highland Restaurant n Multi-award Winning Whisky Bar with over 600 Malt Whiskies, Loch Ness Brewery Beer and Scottish Craft Spirits. Good Highland Food, served by friendly staff. Fiddler’s - a great part of your visit to Loch Ness. Tel. 01456 450678. www.fiddledrum.co.uk IV63 6TX

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L13 The Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition M12 Dolphin Spirit Inverness M12 Culloden (NTS) n n n Experience the World Famous Exhibition, a 5 Star Experience the wildlife of the beautiful Moray Firth, Experience the Battle of Culloden at this (VisitScotland) Attraction. Browse the Whisky, Nessie, Cashmere and Kiltmaker Shops. Ancestral Names. Loch Cruises, Cobbs Cafe and Restaurant. Tel: 01456 450 573. www.lochness.com IV63 6XP

L13 Highland Riding Centre n BHS approved. Family fun for all ages and abilities. Ride in the hills overlooking the sweep and mystery of Loch Ness! Splash through the bay! Children’s lead rides. Borlum, Drumnadrochit, Inverness IV63 6XN. Tel: 01456 450220. www.borlum.com

L13 Urquhart Castle n Explore the dramatic ruins of this great fortress.

Enjoy the panoramic views across the brooding Loch Ness, see fascinating artefacts and discover the turbulent history of this iconic stronghold. www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places

home to bottlenose dolphins, aboard the spacious Dolphin Spirit Boat. Tel: 0754 480 0620 www.dolphinspirit.co.uk IV1 1FF

interactive Visitor Centre. Tour the battlefield. Shop and restaurant. Open Feb to Dec. Tel: 01463 796090. www.nts.org.uk IV2 5EU

N11 Culbin (FCS) M12 Frankie & Lola’s n n Climb Hill 99, Culbin’s highest sand dune at While the kids rumble in the jungle with us in our Safari-themed softplay, parents can enjoy great coffee, homebaking and delicious food from our bistro. Tel: 01463 262362. IV2 6BZ. www.frankieandlolas.co.uk

M12 Eden Court n Each year Eden Court Theatre and Cinema

presents a programme of over 400 live theatre performances, 2000 cinema screenings and also offers the largest conference facilities in the area. Box Office: 01463 234234. IV3 5SA www.eden-court.co.uk

99 feet. Here, a state-of-the-art viewpoint will take you high into the treetop canopy. This trail has been designed as accessible for walkers of all ages and for wheelchair users. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

N13 Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre n Situated on the A9 between Inverness & Aviemore. For opening times, tours, taste, DVD viewing. Tel: 01463 248144. Email: visitors@tomatin.com IV13 7YT

M12 n Q21 n M21 Highland Experience Tours n N12 Cawdor Castle & Gardens n We specialise in friendly groups/unique routes that Highland home of the Thanes of Cawdor for over offer the perfect way to explore and discover the glorious scenery, fascinating history and wonderful heritage of Scotland. www.highlandexperience.com Inverness IV1 1HG Tel: 01463 719222. Edinburgh EH1 1RE Tel: 0131 226 1414. Glasgow G1 1QX Tel: 0141 221 3737.

600 years. Fine paintings, tapestries and furniture. Courtyard café, shops, nature trails, events. Open daily 1st May-2nd Oct 10am-5.30pm (last admission 5pm). IV12 5RD Tel: 01667 404401. www.cawdorcastle.com

Looking east towards Nairn

Cairngorms, Aberdeen and Tayside P12 Logie Steading n Contemporary Art, Secondhand Books, Crafts,

Jewellery, Antique Furniture, Gifts, Farm & Garden Shop, Whisky & Wine, Heritage Centre and renowned Olive Tree Café. Logie House Gardens and River Findhorn walks. Tel 01309 611378. www.logie.co.uk

P11 Brodie Countryfare n A wonderful day out for all the family. Enjoy

top Womenswear, Menswear, Gifts & Interiors, Scottish Gifts, Toys, Foodhall & Deli and newly built Family Restaurant. Open Mon - Sun 9.30am - 5.30pm (5pm winter). IV36 2TD Tel: 01309 641555. www.brodiecountryfare.com

P11 Brodie Castle (NTS) n Ancient seat of the Brodies. Fine furniture,

porcelain and collection of paintings. Estate includes gardens, a nature trail and a children’s adventure playground. Open April - Oct. Tel: 01309 641371. www.nts.org.uk IV36 2TE

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Q11 The Glen Moray Distillery n A warm welcome awaits at this friendly and

informal distillery in Elgin. Tours, visitor centre and coffee shop, see our leaflet or visit www.glenmoray.com Tel: 01343 550900.

Q11 n S19 n S24 Johnstons of Elgin Cashmere n Visitor Centre

Experience the world of luxury. Take a mill tour, enjoy our beautiful shops and browse our latest collections before sampling delicious local food in the coffee shop. Open all year. Tel: 01343 554099. IV30 4AF. Tel: 01334 472216, KY16 9JG. Tel: 01450 360549, TD9 8AA. www.johnstonscashmere.com

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Q11 Baxters Highland Village n Visit our speciality foodhall stocked with Baxters

products, and also our gift, whisky and cook-shops, plus museum. Enjoy our famous pancakes in the restaurant. Tel 01343 820666. www.baxters.com

Q11 WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre n See the Moray Firth Bottlenose dolphins wild and

free. Visit our Centre in Spey Bay, interactive exhibition, icehouse tours, binocular hire plus café, shop. Call 01343 820339 for details. IV32 7PJ. www.whales.org/scottishdolphincentre

Q12 Glen Grant Distillery & Gardens n The only Malt Distillery named after its founding

owners. Discover the story behind Single Malt Whisky as it Should Be. Take a leisurely stroll in our beautifully restored Victorian Garden. Tel: 01340 832118/123. www.glengrant.com AB38 7BS

Q12 The Glenlivet Distillery n 5* visitor attraction. Enjoy a FREE standard

distillery tour of the world famous single malt located in Speyside. We also offer specialist tours and tastings. Coffee Shop and Gift Shop. Open 14 Mar to 11 Nov. T: 01340 821720. www.theglenlivet.com

T13 Pitmedden Garden (NTS) n Spectacular garden with thousands of colourful

P15 Mar Lodge Estate (NTS) n Large estate in the heart of the Cairngorms

T14 Forests of Aberdeenshire (FCS) n Explore Aberdeenshire’s unique landscape,

Q13 Tomintoul Gallery n Gallery/studio of batik fine artist Jane Lannagan.

annual bedding plants that make up an elaborate summer spectacle. Museum of Farming Life - great for kids. Open May to Sept. Tel: 01651 842352. www.nts.org.uk AB41 7PD

fascinating forts, follies, ancient standing stones and incredible wildlife. Walk to the top of Scolty Hill and discover the General Burnett Monument or visit Cambus O’ May for fantastic views of Deeside. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

T14 Castle Fraser & Garden (NTS) n One of the most spectacular of the Castles

National Park. Look out for Red Deer, Golden Eagles and other spectacular wildlife. Estate open all year, daily. Tel: 01339 720163. www.nts.org.uk AB35 5YJ

Original work, prints, cards. Also paintings by local artists, ceramics, glassware, metalwork and turned wood. Interesting tasteful gifts. Tel. 01807 580458. www.tomintoulgallery.co.uk AB37 9HA

P13 The Speyside Centre n Family run attraction with Gift Shop, The Wee

Whisky Shop, Whisky Tasting Room, Garden Centre specializing in heather, Exhibition, Antiques, Red Squirrel/ Bird watching area, Play Area & famous Clootie Dumpling Restaurant. Tel: 01479 851359. PH26 3PA

of Mar. Fine furniture, paintings and great hall. Walled garden. Open Apr to Oct. Tel: 01330 833463. www.nts.org.uk AB51 7LD

T14 Drum Castle, Garden & Estate (NTS) n Discover the unique castle, beautiful Garden

of Historic Roses and children’s adventure playground. Currently hosting art from Aberdeen Art Gallery. Open April to Sept (garden until Oct). Tel: 01330 700334. www.nts.org.uk AB31 5EY

Q12 Aberlour Distillery n 5* visitor attraction. Offering bespoke exclusive

RSPB Scotland nature reserves

Offering quiet enjoyment or a great family day out, explore, discover and enjoy some of the wildest and most beautiful areas of the UK with RSPB Scotland. rspb.org.uk T: 0131 3174100.

N13 Landmark Forest Adventure Park n Rollercoaster, watercoaster, Wonder Wood,

whisky tours & tutored tastings for the whisky connoisseur - check leaflet for opening times throughout the year. T: 01340 881249. www.aberlour.com

the ‘Lost Labyrinth’, ‘parachute jump’, 2 aerial rope courses, ‘Bamboozeleum’, climbing wall, Tree Top Trail, shop, restaurant and more. PH23 3AJ Tel: 0800 731 3446. www.landmarkpark.co.uk

R12 Strathisla Distillery n 5* visitor attraction. Discover the craft of whisky

making and the art of blending at this historic distillery, est. 1786. Enjoy great whisky tours and specialist tastings at the Home of the world famous Chivas Regal blended whisky. Gift Shop. Open 14 Mar to 11 Nov (call for winter opening). T: 01542 783044. www.chivas.com

T14 Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate n (NTS)

Impressive 16th century castle with magnificent interiors and painted ceilings. Colourful gardens and estate to explore, cafe and shop. Open all year. Tel: 01330 844525. www.nts.org.uk AB31 5QJ

N14 Macdonald Aviemore Resort n 5 restaurants, bars, fresh baking, Costa coffee. Fully supervised children’s activities, Leisure pool with wave machine and waterslide, 3D cinema, soft play. Luxury brand shopping, championship golf course. Tel: 0844 879 9152. www.MacdonaldHotels.co.uk/Aviemore

T12 Fyvie Castle (NTS) n Superb castle with 5 towers, dating from 13th

century. Fine collection of portraits including works by Batoni, Raeburn, Romney and Gainsborough. Beautiful grounds, a 1903 racquet court, bowling alley. Open Apr to Oct. Tel: 01651 891266. www.nts.org.uk AB53 8JS

N14 Aviemore Quad Bike Treks n Quad treks on off-road tracks and trails. T15 Stonehaven Heated Open Air Pool n Splashy, healthy FUN for kids and adults, whatever the weather! Swim in clean seawater heated to 29˚C. Sheltered sun terraces, on-site café, kiddies’ paddling pool. Open 28 May - 4 Sept 2016. www.stonehavenopenairpool.co.uk or tel 01569 762134 (in season). AB39 2RD

Stunning views of mountain and moorland scenery. Also corporate/group packages, training. Rothiemurchus Tel: 01479 812345. PH22 1QH www.quadtreksaviemore.com

T15 Dunnottar Castle n Visit dramatic and evocative Dunnottar Castle,

T12 Haddo House (NTS) n 6 miles west of Ellon. Designed in 1732 by William Adam. Terrace garden and large country park to explore. Shop and tearoom. Open April to Oct. House: guided tours only (pre-booking necessary). Tel: 01651 851440. www.nts.org.uk AB41 7EQ

S13 Leith Hall Garden & Estate (NTS) n Typical Scottish laird’s residence brimming with

a ruined cliff top fortress that holds many rich secrets of Scotland’s colourful past. Open all year (weather permitting). Tel: 01569 762173. www.dunnottarcastle.co.uk AB39 2TL

N14 Rothiemurchus Q14 Balmoral Estate n n Activities on land, water and in the air at “one Scottish home to the Royal Family. Castle Ballroom with photographic exhibition, gardens, grounds and displays. Audio tour in five languages. Balmoral Collection gift shop & large coffee shop. Tel: 013397 42534. www.balmoralcastle.com

of the 100 Most Amazing Places in the UK”. Loch an Eilein voted “U.K.’s Best Picnic Site”. 1 mile from Aviemore. Tel: 01479 812345. www.rothiemurchus.net Rothiemurchus, by Aviemore, PH22 1QH

family treasures. Military Museum and Fine Collection. Garden with many flowering trees, shrubs, roses and fruit, open all year daily. Hall open Apr to Oct, by guided tours only. Tel: 01464 831216. www.nts.org.uk AB54 4NQ

S13 Bennachie Visitor Centre (FCS) n Discover the history and legends of Bennachie.

Learn about the colonists of the 1800’s and see the Maiden Stone, a 10-ft high Pictish gravestone. Closed Mondays. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

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P14 Glenmore Forest Park (FCS) n Situated in the Cairngorms National Park, the

impressive pinewoods and the spectacular Loch Morlich make this a must visit destination. The visitor centre and cafe are a great place to relax and take in the stunning surroundings. www.forestry.gov.uk/glenmoreforestpark

N16 Linn of Tummel (NTS) N18 Crieff Visitor Centre n n Peaceful woodland walk. Home to a rich variety of wildlife. Open: all year, daily. Tel: 01796 473233. www.nts.org.uk PH16 5NP

N16 Queen’s View Visitor Centre (FCS) n The new visitor centre has been designed to

N17 Highland Safaris n Winner of the ‘Best Visitor Experience’ in

Scotland. Red Deer & Barn Owl Encounter, 4 x 4 Safaris, Café and Shop, Gold Panning Centre, Walking and Biking trails. Open all year. Tel. 01887 820071. www.highlandsafaris.net PH15 2JQ

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N14 Loch Insh Watersports & Boathouse Restaurant

Wildlife Passenger Boat (12 seater), Watersports, River Trips, Ski Slope, Archery, Fishing, Bikes. Hire/instruction. 3 Play Areas for Children, Lochside trail. Restaurant, bar, gift shop. Wheelchair access. Tel: 01540 651272. www.lochinsh.com PH21 1NU

N17 Red Deer Centre n From the shelter of the Red Deer Barn, stroke, feed and photograph these magnificent animals with our Safari Ranger. Meet our Barn Owl in a hands-on demonstration. Open all year. Tel. 01887 820071. www.highlandsafaris.net PH15 2JQ

n Set in the majestic Cairngorms National Park, N14 RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park covers 200 acres and is home to over 200 amazing animals from polar bears to Amur tigers, snow leopards and red pandas. Open year-round. highlandwildlifepark.org.uk T: 01540 651 270

N17 Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery n Discover Dewar’s authentic Scotch experience

- tour the distillery and warehouse, explore the heritage exhibition and sample a wee dram. Shop and cafe on site. Open all year. Tel: 01887 822010. PH15 2EB

M14 Highland Folk Museum in n Newtonmore

Step back into highland history at our award winning 80 acre site complete with 1700’s Township,1930’s sweetie shop (with all your favourites), working croft and much much more. Open Easter to end October. Tel: 01540 673551. PH20 1AY

L15 Quad Bike Tours n Quad biking, off road buggies and 4x4 experiences

N17 The Scottish Crannog Centre n Experience the Iron Age - life over the Loch

circa 500BC. Artefacts, exhibition, guided tours, light refreshments, craft events and gift shop. 2016: open daily 26 March - 31 October. Tel: 01887 830583. Email: info@crannog.co.uk www.crannog.co.uk Kenmore PH15 2HY

M17 Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve (NTS) Walking routes for both the experienced and for families. Site open all year, daily. Tel: 01567 820988. www.nts.org.uk FK21 8TY

saints and queens. You’ll follow woodland walks that give you spectacular views of the mountains and lochs that make this part of Scotland so memorable. www.forestry.gov.uk/tayforestpark

N18 Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre n Set in 100 acres of beautiful Perthshire,

Killiecrankie, 1689. Visitor centre open April to Oct. Tel: 01796 473233. www.nts.org.uk PH16 5LG

collection of rare and unusual plants. Open April to Sept. Tel: 01738 625535. www.nts.org.uk PH2 7BB

Q18 Cairn O’Mohr Winery n Free tastings of our delicious award-winning fruit

wines and cider, fermented from local fruits, leaves and flowers. Seasonal tours and cafe. Open daily. Tel: 01821 642 781. www.cairnomohr.co.uk PH2 7SP

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N18 Tay Forest Park (FCS) n You’ll discover legends about demons and dragons,

N16 Killiecrankie (NTS) n Beautiful wooded gorge near site of Battle of

Q18 Branklyn Garden (NTS) n Small but magnificent garden with an impressive

House contains a museum of J. M. Barrie’s achievements, and houses a Peter Pan display with willow crocodile and Peter Pan playroom. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01575 572646. www.nts.org.uk DD8 4BX

n Situated on the A9 eleven miles North of Pitlochry n it comprises Country Clothing Halls, Cashmere Hall, Country Living Department, Fishing Tackle Shop, Foodhall, Restaurant and Gallery. Tel: 01796 483236. Open 7 days. PH18 5TW

the dramatic Black Linn Falls. Near Dunkeld. Open: all year, daily. Tel: 01350 728641. www.nts.org.uk PH8 0HX

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set in 50,000 acres of private Highland Estate. Mountain tracks, forest, waterfalls, & castles. Tel: 08450 945513. www.quadbiketours.co.uk

N16 The House of Bruar

P17 The Hermitage (NTS) n Woodland walk to Ossian’s Hall overlooking

R17 J. M. Barrie’s Birthplace Kirriemuir n

M14 The Harris Tweed Shop n Iconic Harris tweeds, Designer, Classic and

Traditional clothing along with stunning accessories for Ladies and Gents. Come and visit. Main Street, Newtonmore, PH20 1DD www.harristweedshop.com Tel: 01540 670188.

Watch glassmakers at work, then have a go at creating your own paperweight or glass painting (Mon-Fri). Also Restaurant, Gift Shop & Garden Centre. www.crieff.co.uk PH7 4HQ Tel: 01764 654014. Open 7 days. Free parking.

complement the famous view - a sweeping vista which takes in Loch Tummel. There’s also a welcoming cafe and splendid gift shop. www.forestry.gov.uk/tayforestpark

P14 CairnGorm Mountain n Journey up Scotland’s only funicular railway! Admire stunning scenery on a guided walk or mountain bike descent and enjoy delicious dishes at the UK’s highest restaurant. Save 10% when you buy your funicular ticket online using the code f0ld3r. www.cairngormmountain.org / 01479 861261.

Home of Caithness Glass

Auchingarrich offers a varied selection of animals, a hatchery, indoor and outdoor play areas, soft play barn, family fishery and Torlum Coffee Shop. A great day out for all the family.

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Impressive Georgian House, overlooking Montrose Basin, set in formal gardens. Explore courtyard buildings, woodland walks and a recreated Victorian Walled Garden. House open Apr to Sept, by guided tours only. Tel: 01674 810264. www.nts.org.uk DD10 9LQ

S17 Barry Mill (NTS) n Last water-powered meal mill to work in Angus,

once producing oatmeal and animal feed. Regular milling demonstrations. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01241 856761. www.nts.org.uk DD7 7RJ

R18 Overgate Shopping Centre n Overgate is Tayside’s leading shopping destination. Home to more than 60 fashion, beauty, lifestyle, home and leisure brands including Debenhams, H&M, Next and Primark. www.overgate.co.uk

R18 ScotKart Indoor Karting and n Combat City

Just off the A90 Kingsway ring road, Dundee, guaranteed racing whatever the weather on 40MPH Karts, PLUS Scotland’s largest indoor laser tag arena for all the family. Tel: 01382 624510. DD2 4SH www.scotkart.co.uk

R18 Leisure & Culture Dundee n Award-winning museums, art galleries, a wildlife

centre, leisure & sports centres, golf courses and much more - just some of our amazing attractions in Dundee! www.leisureandculturedundee.com

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West Highlands and Islands D12 The Three Chimneys Restaurant n Retreat, Eat, Sleep. Come and discover our iconic

G14 Duisdale House Hotel & Restaurant J16 Nevis Range Mountain Gondola n n 2 AA Rosette Restaurant perfect for evening dining All seasons attraction, scenic ride to 650m beside

D12 Dunvegan Castle & Gardens n Dunvegan Castle has been the home of the chiefs

F14 Duncan House Fine Jewellery Gallery n

Scottish restaurant with rooms. Find us on the shores of Loch Dunvegan in the wilds of north west Skye. www.threechimneys.co.uk Tel: +44 (0) 1470 511258. IV55 8ZT

of clan MacLeod for 800 years. Open 1 April 15 October, 10am-5.30pm (last admission 5pm). Open by Appointment 16 October - 31 March. Tel: 01470 521206. www.dunvegancastle.com

D12 Skyeskyns 5 star Exhibition Tannery n and Showroom

Visit Scotland’s only exhibition tannery. Discover leather-making skills. See unparalleled range of natural and specialist lambskin fleeces, sheepskin and woollen clothing and accessories. Open all year, daily 10-6 (5:30 winter). Tel: 01470 592 237. www.skyeskyns.co.uk

D12 Visit Waternish n Visit Waternish, for great food and drink, a variety of fine arts and crafts, breathtaking natural beauty and scenery, wonderful wildlife and a warm welcome. www.visit-waternish.co.uk

F12 Stardust Boat Trips n Spectacular scenery & wildlife, witness the White

Tailed Sea Eagle in flight, dolphins, seals, whales and & many other sea birds. Tours from PORTREE harbour (IV51 9DD) from £18. Booking advisable. www.skyeboat-trips.co.uk T: 077 98 74 38 58 / 077 95 38 55 81.

H12 Attadale Gardens n 20 acres of outstanding water gardens with Monet bridges, old rhododendrons, unusual trees, fern collection, conservatory, kitchen garden and sculpture with views of Skye. Tel: 01520 722603. www.attadalegardens.com IV54 8YX

n Voted ‘Best Wildlife Experience in UK’, Daily G13 Seaprobe Atlantis

Telegraph. All the Scenery & Wildlife, above & below the waves. Spectacular Scenery, Seals, Otters, Seabirds, WWII Shipwreck, Fish, Jellyfish & more. Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8AE. T: 01471 822 716. www.seaprobeatlantis.com

- light snacks, lunches and traditional afternoon teas - modern Scottish cuisine. Private luxury yacht offering daily sailing April to September. www.duisdale.com Tel: 01471 833202.

and workshop

Outstanding jewellery and knives by Garth Duncan artist and master goldsmith. Original designs handmade by Garth here in his shop on the beautiful Isle of Skye. Tel: 01471 866 366. www.duncan-house.com

F14 AquaXplore & Island Cruiser n Exhilarating wildlife and sightseeing adventures to the remote Small Isles. Regular sightings: whales, dolphins, sharks, puffins, eagles, seals. Fantastic value from £25. Open 7 days. Booking Essential. Tel: 01471 866244. IV49 9BJ

F14 Bella Jane Boat Trips n Experience the Unforgettable. Loch Coruisk, the

Armadale Castle and Museum of the Isles. Gift Shops and Restaurant. Open 7 days April October 9:30-5:30 (last entry 5pm). IV45 8RS. Tel: 01471 844305. www.clandonald.com

F14 Ragamuffin: On the pier@Armadale K17 Glencoe and Dalness (NTS) n n Wonderful knitwear • beautiful clothes • gorgeous Spectacular mountain scenery and some of gifts. Summer 9am - 6pm 7 days. Winter Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm, Sun 12pm - 5pm. Tel: 01471 844217.

G15 Western Isles Cruises n Sail with us to the most remote part of the

n The Kylerhea otter hide is in a spectacular location with fantastic views across to Glenelg and the Kintail mountains. Observe wild otters and other animals in their natural environment. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

G13 Isle of Skye Ferry n A great day out! Take the original ferry crossing to the Isle of Skye for your chance to see eagles, otters, seals and dolphins. No need to book. Open Easter to mid October.

H16 Glenfinnan Monument (NTS) n At head of Loch Shiel, with views of Glenfinnan

Viaduct. Monument to the final Jacobite Rising. An exhibition in the Visitor Centre tells the story of the ’45 and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Cafe and picnic area. Open Apr - Oct. Tel: 01397 722250. www.nts.org.uk PH37 4LT

n PH33 7JL. One family’s amazing collection of

beautiful crystals, rare gemstones and ancient fossils collected from around the world. A real eye-opener! Tel: 01397 772283. www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.co.uk

H18 The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary, Oban n A great family day out in the stunning surroundings of Loch Creran! We’re home to a spectacular aquarium as well as Scotland’s leading seal hospital. www.visitsealife.co.uk/oban or call 01631 720386.

G19 Seafari Adventures (Oban) n Exceptional marine wildlife tours to Corryvreckan Whirlpool. Porpoise, dolphins, whales, seals, eagles. Also Whale-watching, Day tours to Iona & Staffa. Whirlpool Specials for the adventurous. www.seafari.co.uk/Oban Tel. 01852 300003. PA34 4RF

G18 Duart Castle, Isle of Mull n J16 Snowgoose Mountain Centre n Explore the breathtaking 13th century, island Adventure breaks, courses & guiding. Try kayaking & canoeing on lochs, river & sea, dinghy sailing, high mountain walking, summer & winter climbing. Paddlesports gear hire. PH33 7JH Tel: 01397 772467.

J16 n G15 The Jacobite Steam Train n Fort William to Mallaig (return). Voted “The

world’s greatest railway journey” for four years in succession by Wanderlust Magazine. Runs: Monday to Friday (weekends in high season) May October. Departing 10.15 and 14.30.

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the finest walking and climbing country in the Highlands. Visitor Centre and cafe. Open all year. Tel: 01855 811307. www.nts.org.uk PH49 4HX

highlands and take in the breathtaking scenery and wildlife. www.westernislescruises.co.uk Tel: 07939 386330 - 01687 462233

J16 Treasures Of The Earth

G13 Kylerhea, Isle of Skye (FCS)

indoor ice wall. Cafe, bar & shop. Rock and ice climbing instruction. Tel: 01855 831100. www.ice-factor.co.uk

G14 Clan Donald Skye n Visit our 40 acre Woodland Garden, ruins of

scenery. Visit the Great Glen for world class biking & walking trails or have a flutter at Allt Mhuic Butterfly Reserve. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

of Glomach. Estate open all year, daily. Tel: 01599 511231. www.nts.org.uk IV40 8HQ

J16 Ice Factor n Ice, Rock, Air, Pure Adventure. World’s biggest

seals, the dramatic Cuillins with Skye’s premier classic boat trip. Trips from £16(1.5hr), £22(3hr). Choice of time ashore. Open 7 days. Booking Essential. Tel: 01471 866244. IV49 9BJ

J15 Forests of Lochaber (FCS) n Explore some of Highland Scotland’s most dramatic

H14 Kintail & Morvich (NTS) n See the Five Sisters of Kintail and the Falls

Ben Nevis. Mountain walks, restaurant & bar, excellent mountain biking & winter ski area, ropes courses, tubing slide. Open daily 9/10am - 5/6pm (closed mid Nov-mid Dec). 01397 705825. PH33 6SQ nevisrange.co.uk

home of the Clan Maclean. Stately rooms, museum, dungeons, tearoom & shop. Coastal walks. Summer events calendar. Open 3rd April (Sun-Thurs) then daily 1st May - 18th Oct. T: 01680 812309. duartcastle.com PA64 6AP

F17 Mull Eagle Watch (FCS) n Mull is one of the best places in Europe to enjoy

unique and spectacular views of white-tailed sea eagles. Advanced booking essential for viewing hide visits, tel. 01680 812 556 (open April - Sept). www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

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H19 Arduaine Garden (NTS) n Coastal garden with a collection of plants

and flowers from around the world. Coastal viewpoint and flower garden. Open April - Sept. Tel: 01852 200366. www.nts.org.uk PA34 4XQ

J19 Inveraray Jail n Face the Judge in the magnificent Courtrooom,

K18 The Green Welly Stop, Tyndrum n World famous self-service restaurant, licensed

J19 Argyll Adventure n Horse Riding, Pony Rides, Riding Lessons,

J20 The Cowal Peninsula n Arrive by the quick and frequent ferry from

meet the Warders, get locked up, join the Prisoners, try out the cells and sample the punishments. Open all year. (01499) 302381. www.inverarayjail.co.uk PA32 8TX

with good home-made food. Specialist shops for outdoor clothing, whisky, food & gifts. Petrol station. See leaflet for more details. Tel: 01838 400271. FK20 8RY

J19 Argyll Forest Park (FCS) n This magnificent stretch of mountains, lochs

and glens was the first designated Forest Park in the UK. Enjoy the numerous waymarked trails for a walk or leisurely cycle. www.forestry.gov.uk/argyllforestpark

J19 Inveraray Castle and Garden n Headquarters of Clan Campbell since early 15th

century, rebuilt in 18th century. Fine furniture and paintings. Gift shop. Tearoom. Open 1st April 31st October. Tel: 01499 302203. www.inveraray-castle.com PA32 8XE

Paintballing, Paintball Range, Crossbow Range, Laser Blast, Climbing Walls, Bungee Trampoline, Cafe and Picnic Area. Tel: 01499 302611. PA32 8XT

J19 Argyll Holidays n 8 stunning parks offering beautiful scenery and a

range of accommodation and activities. Whether you’re looking to relax or for adventure, there’s something for everyone. Contact: 0845 459 9772 or www.argyllholidays.com

Gourock or drive via Loch Lomond. Visit the website for full information. www.visitcowal.co.uk

J20 Benmore Botanic Garden n Magnificent mountainside 120 acre Garden with

dramatic scenery. Steeped in history, it is home to a world-famous plant collection and unique Victorian fernery. Café, shop, plant sales. Free parking. Open daily 1 Mar - 31 Oct. Tel: 01369 706261. www.rbge.org.uk/benmore

H21 Portavadie, Loch Fyne n Sitting on the shores of Loch Fyne, Portavadie

is a hidden gem set amid stunning scenery. As well as a world-class marina, it offers accommodation, restaurants, new Spa & Leisure Experience, shopping, kayaking, bike hire and more. T: 01700 811075. www.portavadie.com

Benmore Botanic Gardens

South East Scotland Q24 Grey Mare’s Tail Nature Reserve (NTS) n Q21 The Scotch Whisky Experience n A paradise for botanists, wildlife enthusiasts and 5 Star. Marvel at The World’s Largest Collection walkers. Enjoy dramatic views of the 60m waterfall - the 5th highest in the UK. Open all year. Tel: 07713 786230. www.nts.org.uk DG10 9LH

of Scotch Whisky. Whisky Tour, Bar, Tastings & Shop. Over 300 Whiskies. Whisky and food at Amber restaurant. Tel: 0131 220 0441. EH1 2NE

Q21 Camera Obscura & World of Illusions n Come and play in our unique, historic tower, packed with hands-on exhibits, amazing optical illusions and mind-boggling special effects. Fun for all ages. Tel: 0131 226 3709.

Q23 Dawyck Botanic Garden n Dawyck is a five star Garden with one of

Scotland’s finest tree collections, renowned for its woodland walks and seasonal displays. 65 acres. Visitor centre, exhibitions, café, shop. Free parking. Open daily 1 Feb to 30 Nov. Tel: 01721 760254. www.rbge.org.uk/dawyck

Q23 Tweed Valley Forest Park (FCS) n Glentress Peel is the stunning gateway building

for the Forest Park. Facilities include a cafe, bike hire & shop, wildlife viewing, walking & biking trails. www.forestry.gov.uk/glentress and www.7stanesmountainbiking.com

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Q21 Edinburgh Castle Q21 Maid of the Forth Boat Trips/ n n Don’t miss Scotland’s Number 1 visitor attraction. See the Scottish Crown Jewels, Mons Meg, One O’clock Gun and more. Book online for fast track entry at www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk

Q21 n M21 Robert Graham Whisky & Cigars n Robert Graham est. 1874 is a national premium whisky and cigars merchant and multi awardwinning independent whisky bottler. Edinburgh 0131 556 2791, Glasgow 0141 248 7283, shop online www.robertgraham1874.com

Inchcolm Ferry

Cruise ‘n Relax boat trips on the Forth or Cruise ‘n Explore Inchcolm Island. Seals and Puffins, Evening Jazz/BBQ Cruises, Open Easter-October. Infoline 0131 331 5000. Book online at www.maidoftheforth.co.uk

S19 The British Golf Museum n The British Golf Museum has re-opened. 5 star

museum with stunning new galleries, shop selling official Open merchandise and 80 seat Café at the Museum. Tel: 01334 460046. KY16 9AB www.britishgolfmuseum.co.uk

Q20 Deep Sea World n Scotland’s national aquarium features the UK’s

longest underwater tunnel, 12ft sand tiger sharks, seals and over 2,000 incredible creatures. Tel: 01383 411880. www.deepseaworld.com

R18 Tentsmuir (FCS) n Whether on bicycle or foot, there are many

Q21 The Royal Yacht Britannia n Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction (VisitScotland).

Enjoy an audio tour, in 27 languages, of five decks of The Queen’s former floating palace. Free parking. Buses every 10 minutes from city centre. Tel: 0131 555 5566. www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk EH6 6JJ

different routes for you to explore at Tentsmuir. Follow the seashell path along the dunes for sea, sand and seals, or explore deeper into the forest where roe deer and red squirrels live. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

P20 Royal Burgh of Culross (NTS) n Picturesque royal burgh on north shore of the

Forth providing a striking introduction to 16th & 17th century Scottish domestic life. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01383 880359. www.nts.org.uk KY12 8JH

Q19 Falkland Palace & Garden (NTS) n 16th century royal palace set in a medieval village.

R19 Hill of Tarvit Mansion and Kingarrock n Hickory Golf (NTS)

Edwardian mansionhouse filled with antiques and fine paintings. Play Edwardian style hickory golf and explore the impressive garden with colourful borders and sunken rose garden. Garden open all year. House Apr to Oct. Tel: 01334 653127. www.nts.org.uk KY15 5PB

Former country residence and hunting lodge of the Stuart kings and queens including Mary, Queen of Scots. Includes the oldest royal tennis court in Britain. Open March to Oct. Tel: 01337 857397. www.nts.org.uk KY15 7BU

Q21 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh n A world-leading Garden, home to one of the

S19 Kellie Castle & Garden (NTS) n Fine 14th century castle with magnificent plaster

largest plant collections and 10 magnificent Glasshouses. Visitor centre, restaurant, shop, events, exhibitions, guided walks. Free Garden entry. Open daily at 10am (excl 1 Jan & 25 Dec). T: 0131 248 2909. www.rbge.org.uk

ceilings and painted panelling. Arts and Crafts Garden. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01333 720271. www.nts.org.uk KY10 2RF

n Famously the Home of Golf, Fife’s coastline is R19 Fife… Discover the perfect escape

laced with beaches and picturesque villages. Vivid reminders of Fife’s historic importance are evident in our castles, palaces and abbeys and you’ll enjoy sampling the fabulous natural larder. www.welcometofife.com

P21 Linlithgow Palace n Step inside this former royal residence and

birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots where the water fountain once flowed with wine and monarchs celebrated great occasions. Enjoy the serenity of the beautiful Linlithgow Peel. www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places

R19 Scottish Deer Centre, Cupar n Deer, birds of prey and wolves combine with a

treetop walkway and adventure playground for a great family day out! Great shopping and coffee shop. Open every day. Tel: 01337 810391. KY15 4NQ

S20 Scottish Seabird Centre n Control the cameras to see amazing wildlife in its natural habitat. Discovery Centre, Seabird Café, gift shop and seasonal boat trips. Open all year. Tel: 01620 890202. www.seabird.org

S21 Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot (NTS) n Oldest mechanically working water driven mill in Scotland. Explorer packs available for families. Open May to Sept. Guided tours only. Tel: 01620 860426. www.nts.org.uk EH40 3DS

U21 St Abbs Head National Nature n Reserve (NTS)

Spectacular clifftop scenery with a wealth of wildlife. Nature Centre open April to Oct. Tel: 01890 771443. www.nts.org.uk TD14 5QF

South West Scotland R26 Gretna Gateway Outlet Village n One minute from the M6/M74/A75, Gretna

Gateway – quality brands, outlet prices all year round, 50 stores, 5 cafes and ample free parking. Tel: 01461 339028. www.gretnagateway.com DG16 5GG

Q26 Thomas Carlyle’s Birthplace (NTS) n Thomas Carlyle, influential writer and historian,

was born here in 1795, and the house is furnished in contemporary style. Open June to Sept. Tel: 01576 300666. www.nts.org.uk DG11 3DG

N27 Rockcliffe (NTS) n Pretty stretch of coastline, which is home to a

variety of birds, flowers and butterflies. Open all year. Tel: 01556 503702 for details or visit www.nts.org.uk DG7 1RX

N27 Threave Estate (NTS) n Magnificent 64-acre garden, with colourful displays

all year round. Also explore Threave House and the wider countryside estate. House open Apr to Oct, by guided tours only. Shop, restaurant, visitor centre open all year round. Tel: 01556 502575. www.nts.org.uk DG7 1RX

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N27 Broughton House and Garden (NTS) n This was the home and studio of artist EA Hornel and contains many of his works. From the studio, gaze out to the enchanting Japanese inspired garden. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01557 330437. www.nts.org.uk DG6 4JX

M27 Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre n offer adventure and recreational activities for all the family in the heart of Dumfries & Galloway. Open all year, booking essential. Cafe on site. Tel: 01557 840217. DG7 2ES www.lagganoutdoor.co.uk

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L27 Creetown Gem Rock Museum n A beautiful and inspiring collection of gemstones, crystals, minerals and fossils this extensive collection has many world class exhibits. Quality gift shop, working silversmith/lapidary and tea room serving home baking. DG8 7HJ Tel: 01671 820357. www.gemrock.net

J28 Logan Botanic Garden n Five star Logan is Scotland’s most exotic Garden,

warmed by the Gulf Stream. Spectacular collection of southern hemisphere plants. Conservatory, visitor centre, café, shop, plant sales. Free parking. Open daily 15 Mar to 31 Oct. Tel: 01776 860231. www.rbge.org.uk/logan

n UK’s first ‘Dark Sky Park’ with 300 square miles K26 Galloway Forest Park (FCS)

of mixed landscape to explore! Recently re-developed visitor centres at Clatteringshaws, Glentrool and Kirroughtree with stunning views, waymarked trails and fantastic cafes offering local produce. www.forestry.gov.uk/gallowayforestpark

K25 Souter Johnnie’s Cottage (NTS) n Home of John Davidson, village souter (cobbler) in Kirkoswald, the original Souter Johnnie in Robert Burns’ Tam O’Shanter. Open April to Sept. Tel: 01655 760603. www.nts.org.uk KA19 8HY

K24 Culzean Castle & Country Park (NTS) n With fascinating history and beautiful surroundings, enjoy a perfect day out for all the family. Explore the brand new play area, Adventure Cove. Open all year (Castle: April to Oct). Tel: 01655 884455. www.nts.org.uk KA19 8LE

J23 Woods of Arran (FCS) n Giants’ graves, waterfalls, red squirrels and much

more await you in the woods of Arran. Waymarked walks provide the perfect background to enjoy the scenery, wildlife and history of ‘Scotland in miniature’. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

J23 Brodick Castle & Country Park (NTS) n Spend a day exploring the garden and large country park. Superb silver, porcelain and paintings. Floral and woodland gardens. Castle open April to Oct; Country park open all year. Tel: 01770 302202. www.nts.org.uk KA27 8HY

n Visit Wilsontown and discover how family disputes P22 Wilsontown Ironworks (FCS)

and bad management finally led to the ironworks closing in 1812. There is not much left of the ironworks, but there are lovely walks, plenty of birds and butterflies and wildflowers to enjoy. www.forestry.gov.uk/wilsontown

L20 The Scottish Wool Centre n Daily demonstrations and shows including dog

and duck on from April to October. Clothing for all the family, food hall and gifts. Whisky shop and Restaurant. Tel: 01877 382 850. FK8 3UQ

L19 Ben Lomond (NTS) n Exhilarating walks and spectacular views across Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Open: all year, daily. Tel: 01360 870224. www.nts.org.uk G63 0AR

L19 Loch Katrine n - a special experience for everyone. Cruises on the classic steamship ‘Sir Walter Scott’ and on ‘Lady of the Lake’. Cycle Hire, Restaurant and Gift Shop. Sailings Year Round. Tel: 01877 376315/6. www.lochkatrine.com

L21 Antartex Shopping Village n High street fashions, golf, Cashmere and knitwear,

homewares, food & gifts, whisky shop with free tastings! Restaurant serving full meals or snacks Free Parking, Open every day. Tel: 01389 752 393. G83 0TP

L20 Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium n Take a fascinating journey from the shores of Loch Lomond to the ocean depths through 7 themed zones. Over 1500 creatures including Scotland’s only giant Green Sea Turtle! www.visitsealife. co.uk/Loch-Lomond or call 01389 721 500.

L20 Sweeney’s Cruises, Loch Lomond n 4-Star Loch Cruises operating from Balloch village

N20 Blair Drummond Safari Park n Drive through Animal Reserves, Chimp Island,

Sea Lion Shows, Bird of Prey, Adventure Playground, Restaurant & much more. FK9 4UR T: 01786 841456. www.blairdrummond.com

and Loch Lomond Shores complex. Open all year offering 45min, 1&2 hour cruises, waterbus services and private charters. Tel: 01389 752376. www.sweeneyscruises.com info@sweeneyscruises.com G83 8SW

L20 Cruise Loch Lomond n Scenery, Wildlife, Live Commentary, Outdoor

L24 Robert Burns Birthplace Museum n (NTS)

Interactive Museum holding the most important Burns collection in the world. Site includes cafe, shop, Burns Cottage, Burns Monument and Garden. Alloway, Auld Kirk, Brig o’Doon, all nearby. Site open all year. Tel: 01292 443700. www.nts.org.uk KA7 4PQ

Adventure & Bike Hire ~ join one of our award winning cruises. Departures from Tarbet, Luss, Inversnaid and Rowardennan. Tel: 01301 702356. www.cruiselochlomond.co.uk

L20 Glengoyne Distillery n Glengoyne is open all year for distillery tours,

tastings, in-depth masterclasses, blending sessions and superb whisky shop. Glengoyne is situated on the A81 close to Glasgow, Stirling and Loch Lomond. Tel: 01360 550254. www.glengoyne.com

L24 Heads of Ayr Farm Park (Scotland) Ltd n Find inspiration and exhilaration amongst bristling n Fun and adventure for all the family. Meet lots L20 Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (FCS)

of animals, play on jumping pillows and bumper boats, explore Camelot Castle, Buccaneer Bay and our giant indoor soft play. www.headsofayrfarmpark.co.uk KA7 4LD

wooded hills and sparkling lochs. The best place to start your forest adventure is from the Lodge Forest Visitor Centre in Aberfoyle with stunning panoramic views from the cafe. www.forestry.gov.uk/qefp

M24 Cumnock Factory Outlet n Ayrshire’s best shopping experience featuring

N20 Stirling Castle n Step back in time to Renaissance Scotland and

meet the characters of the Royal Stewart Court. Enjoy the magnificent artistry and stunning surroundings of this iconic castle. www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk T: 01786 450000.

N20 Alloa Tower (NTS) n Beautifully restored and furnished Tower House.

Open Apr to Oct. Tel: 01259 211701 for details or visit www.nts.org.uk FK10 1PP

N20 Battle of Bannockburn (NTS) n The Visitor Centre harnesses 3D technology

to let you experience the famous battle in 1314 like never before. Open all year. Book online in advance at www.battleofbannockburn.com Tel: 01786 812664. FK7 0LJ

clothing, homeware, cookware and gifts from over 50 quality brands. Car & Coach parking is available. Open 7 days. www.cumnockfactoryoutlet.co.uk Tel: 01290 421 121. KA18 3AL.

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welcome to the LOCHCARRON WEAVERS shop Situated on the banks of picturesque Loch Carron in Wester Ross, Lochcarron Weavers has to boast one of the most scenic locations for a shop! And when you step inside our quintessentially Scottish store you will find a wonderful range of tartans, luxury knitwear, kilts, tweed clothing all complemented beautifully with just the right accessories. You can buy these top quality Scottish products in the finest natural fibres including cashmere, lamora, mohair and lambswool. We look forward to welcoming you here in Lochcarron very soon.

HIGHLAND WEAR tailor made If you are looking to buy Highland Wear then look no further, Lochcarron of Scotland produce the finest quality premium heavy weight kilts and highland wear on the market. And you will be in very good company as we have kilted numerous celebrities and VIP’s over the years as well as manufactured tartan for clans and societies and the world’s top fashion houses. As the world’s leading manufacturer of tartan we have over 700 authentic Scottish tartans available to you, all woven at our Selkirk mill. From this extensive portfolio of fabrics we can offer everything from bespoke handmade kilts and highland dress, through to made to measure tailored skirts, trews and a full range of accessories including tartan ties, jackets, sporrans, belts, buckles, socks, flashes, crested cufflinks and sgian dubh’s. For all enquires please contact our Shop Manager, Joy Moran who will be happy to help you. Email: joy@lochcarron.com

Lochcarron Weavers Shop Mid Strome Lochcarron IV54 8YH Telephone: 01520 722212 lochcarronweavers@lochcarron.com www.lochcarronweavers.co.uk Shops also at Braemar, Edinburgh and Selkirk

OPENING HOURS Easter till end of October 9am – 5pm, Monday to Saturday

WINTER HOURS November till Easter 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday (Saturday by appointment)

HOW TO GET HERE: 65 miles from Inverness on the A9, A832 to Garve, A890 to Lochcarron. The shop is situated on the banks of the Loch Carron in Wester Ross, find us by heading 2 miles west out of the village of Lochcarron towards Strome.

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THE + In our modern purpose-built Perfume Studio we design and make an original range of perfumes, fragrances, skin crèmes, toiletries and soaps. Our bright and airy licensed Aroma Café has spectacular panoramic views across Loch Ewe, from the Torridon mountains to the Outer Hebrides. We serve a distinctive range of speciality aromatic coffees and teas, a delicious selection of hot and cold food, and home-made cakes and ice creams. Take your time ‘training your nose’ with our large range of single fragrances, try out our unique perfumes, or simply indulge your senses smelling our soaps, made with the finest essential oils. Design and style are the overriding themes of our beautiful gift shop. As well as our fragrance products, hand-crafted here on the shores of Loch Ewe, we have a range of quality gifts. These include jewellery, clothing, accessories, children’s items and cards. We also offer a selection of local products such as unique wood carvings, photographs, pastel drawings, books on the area and locally written novels. We are located just one and a half hour’s drive from Inverness through breathtaking scenery, and only a few miles from the world famous Inverewe Garden.

The local area offers an extensive range of activities, details of which are available at the café. The Perfume Studio, Mellon Charles, Ross-shire IV22 2JL TEL: +44 (0)1445 731618 WEB: http://www.perfume-studio.com Open daily except Mondays from Easter School Holidays until 31st October (please call or email to check details).


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The Image Studio is an ideal base for landscape photography. Just look out of the Aroma Café window and you’ll see what we mean. During the summer our professional photographer offers photographic experiences suitable for anyone exploring this area. These range from short in-house clinics, to full-day photographic excursions, in which we’ll use our extensive local knowledge to take you to some of the most beautiful locations in the Highlands and then edit and print one of your images as a record of the day.

Outside of the summer season, when the light is at its most dramatic, the Image Studio and Aroma Café become the venue for 3-7 day workshops led by some of the top landscape photographers in the UK. All the photographic experiences at The Image Studio are designed to give you clear outcomes under expert guidance, be it a print of one of your images, a digital presentation, a boxed portfolio of your prints, or a book of your work that you hand-bind yourself.

For more information please come and see us. The Image Studio at The Perfume Studio, Mellon Charles, Ross-shire IV22 2JL TEL: 01445 731618

Open daily except Mondays from Easter School Holidays until 31st October (please call or email to check details).


Discover The Queen Mother’s Home in Caithness CASTLE, GARDENS, SHOP & TEAROOM WITH ANIMAL CENTRE FOR CHILDREN Open daily 18th May 2016 to 30th September 2016 Closed 25th July through to 9th August inclusive* Castle open 10.20am to last entries 4.00pm Free parking - limited disabled access. *please check website as dates can very

The Castle of Mey is situated on the North coast of Caithness just off the A836 between Thurso and John o’ Groats For further details please telephone 01847 851473 or www.castleofmey.org.uk


A ROYAL HOME When the Queen Mother first saw it, the Castle of Mey was in a poor state of repair. Recently widowed and looking for somewhere to escape from the public eye, she vowed to save the castle from destruction. This she did and in the process, created a much-loved holiday home to which she returned every summer for the rest of her life. The castle today is kept as it was when The Queen Mother was in residence and, with the help of the knowledgeable guides, the visitor gains an irresistible picture of her personality, her interests and her love of life.

The Lost Garden Lovingly Restored

The Visitor Centre

The walled garden was dear to The Queen Mother’s heart and represents a real triumph over the neglect of time and the onslaught of the elements.

The Animal Centre

In the visitor centre you will find our unique shop with many Scottish products also Royal Collection china, a range of Mey Selections and scarves made from The Queen Mother’s own check or the Castle of Mey tweed.The tearoom has stunning views to Orkney on a fine day and serves fresh local produce, cream teas and home baking.

The Animal Centre is only a short walk from the Castle where there are several different breeds of sheep and lambs, a rabbit, a variety of poultry, Daisy the wooden cow who can be milked, Alice the donkey, two goats Libby and Beebe and two pigs. It can be a fascinating experience especially for children.

The shop and tearoom are open from 1000 hours to 1700 hours; entrance is free and there is easy wheelchair access. Most major credit cards are accepted.

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My name is Graham Coull and I am the manager here at Glen Moray Distillery. I am only the fifth manager in the distillery’s history and look forward to welcoming you. Glen Moray has been distilled on the banks of the River Lossie since 1897 by a small, dedicated team of craftsmen. In over a century of distilling at Glen Moray, much has changed. However, the ingredients, processes and the skills of those responsible for producing this finest quality single malt whisky have remained constant. Glen Moray is a very high quality single Speyside malt with a smooth warming taste - I’m sure you will soon find your own favorite from the range. Enjoy your visit!

Graham Coull Glen Moray Distillery Manager


Visitor Centre

Visitors are welcome to view the distillery where the Visitor Centre offers you an unforgettable insight into how water and barley are transformed into the “water of life”...

A Shop offers you a full range of Glen Moray Single Malt whiskies to purchase, including some single cask bottlings and other vintages unique to the distillery. Our friendly staff are on hand to help with your selection. A Coffee Shop serves a full range of meals. Relax in one of the leather armchairs r af aafter fter your tour or finish your tasting and decide which expression to buy to take home.

Tours & tasting There are regular daily tours of the distillery, covering the history of GLEN MORAY and the malt whisky making process. You can meet some of the craftsmen responsible for ensuring that the very high quality of GLEN MORAY is sustained. The tour includes a tasting of some of the GLEN MORAY range, or you can just have a tasting if you don’t have time for a full tour.

Fifth chapter tours You can also pre-book a more in depth tour of the distillery, followed by an informal tutored tasting of GLEN MORAY across the last 5 decades with the Distillery Manager, Graham Coull.

GLEN MORAY is available in a range of ages and vintages that will appeal to new malt drinkers as well as connoisseurs looking for something a bit more special.

Visitor Information Opening Times Monday – Friday 09.00 - 17.00 Saturdays (May to September) 10.00 - 16.30 Closed Christmas and New Year Period

Tours Monday – Friday Saturdays

09.30, 11.00, 12.30, 14.00 and 15.30 10.30, 12.00, 13.30, 15.00

Admission Coffee Shop and Shop: Adult admission charge: Under 18’s: Fifth Chapter Tour:

Free £5 (includes tour and tasting) Free £30 min of 4 persons (advance bookings only)

Large groups:

Bookings advisable

Bruceland Road • Elgin IV30 1YE • 01343 550900 www.glenmoray.com

GLEN MORAY is proud to be one of only 8 distilleries and a cooperage on the prestigious Malt Whisky Trail.

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PART OF THE MALT WHISKY TRAIL

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CASHMERE HERITAGE CENTRE, CLOTHING, COFFEE SHOP AND FREE GUIDED MILL TOURS OPEN 7 DAYS JOHNSTONSCASHMERE.COM

NEWMILL ELGIN MORAY IV30 4AF EASTFIELD MILLS MANSFIELD ROAD HAWICK TD9 8AA Shop only: 4 PILMOUR LINKS ST. ANDREWS KY16 9JG


Johnstons of Elgin has over two hundred years of tradition and expertise in textile manufacturing. Since 1797 the company has produced the finest woven and knitted products from the finest of fibres. A unique family business with tradition and heritage at its core, Johnstons of Elgin will continue to push the boundaries of textile and knitwear manufacturing, while always remaining true to its history. Utilising some of the most advanced textile equipment in the world, the company employs over 900 people at its two sites. The basic production process, and the superb quality of the finished product, has remained constant in our two centuries of manufacturing. A Royal Warrant of Appointment as suppliers of Tweed to HRH The Prince of Wales gives the ultimate seal of approval; it demonstrates the highest level of service, quality and excellence. Visitors are welcome to find out more about the production process on one of our free mill tours, available in our factories in Elgin and Hawick. Our 5* visitor destinations each have a heritage centre, shop and coffee shop. So why not come and explore the Johnstons of Elgin story for yourself, stop off for a pot of tea and a homemade scone. Or visit our beautiful shop on Pilmour Links, in the picturesque town of St Andrews, which has been awarded a 5* Tourist Shop, the only one in town! Our recent success and dedication to our craft has led to the opening of our new store on 77 New Bond Street, London.

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NEWMILL ELGIN IV30 4AF T. +44 (0)1343 554099

The softest cashmere from China and Mongolia, and fine lambswool, is spun, dyed and woven at the original mill on the banks of the River Lossie in Elgin, where Johnstons of Elgin has manufactured for over 200 years. The only remaining British mill to convert natural, raw material into the finished product, Johnstons of Elgin utilises the traditional skills of craftsmen and women, alongside innovative technology and contemporary design. One of the world’s foremost producers of cashmere woven and knitted garments, Johnstons of Elgin is continuing its company tradition of creating luxury British products, of the finest quality, for an international market.

Les plus purs cachemires chinois et mongols ainsi que la fine laine d’agneau sont filés, teints et tissés chez Johnstons, manufacture écossaise de tissu de qualité. Établie en 1797 au bord de la Lossie à Newmill, Elgin, elle est aujourd’hui la seule filature Britannique à produire des tissus luxueux et des produits finis à base de matières brutes naturelles. Son secret : la fusion de l’expérience et de l’expertise de ses artisans et de la technologie de pointe et le design contemporain. Ainsi, Johnstons, spécialiste en cachemire et un des producteurs de tissus les plus éminents, continue la tradition de l’entreprise de créer des produits Britanniques de luxe et de première qualité appréciés dans le monde entier. Reinstes Cashmere aus China und Mongolien und feinste Lammwolle werden in der Textilmanufaktur Johnstons gesponnen, gefärbt und zu edlen Stoffen verarbeitet. Vor 200 Jahren in Newmill am Ufer des Lossie in Elgin gegründet ist Johnstons heute die einzige Weberei Großbritanniens, in der noch natürliche Rohstoffe zu fertigen Produkten verarbeitet werden. Dabei setzen wir auf traditionelles Handwerk und langjährige Erfahrung sowie modernste Technologie und zeitloses Design. Wir sind einer der weltführenden Kaschmirspezialisten und Hersteller von luxuriösen Stoffen höchster Qualität für den internationalen Markt und führen somit unsere bewährte Firmentradition fort. Il Cashmere piú puro proveniente dalla Cina e dalla Mongolia e lana d’agnello di altissima qualitá vengono filati, tinti e tessuti dall’azienda Johnstons, fondata duecento anni fa a Newmill, presso il fiume Lossie nella città di Elgin. Johnstons é l’unica azienda britannica a trasformare materiali greggi in prodotti completamente finiti, impiegando i metodi tradizionali dei propri artigiani, le tecnologie piú moderne e design contemporaneo. Specialisti del cashmere e tra i piú importanti produttori al mondo, la Johnstons continua la sua tradizione aziendale creando prodotti britannici di lusso e di altissima qualitá destinati al mercato internazionale. ロシー川沿いに位置するジョンストンズ社は、希少な中国産のカシミヤ、厳選さ れたラムウールから糸を作り、染め、そして生地へと生産します. ジョンストンズ社は200年以上の歴史を誇る現在、英国では唯一、原料の輸入から最終製品 を一つの自社工場内で生産する稀な一貫生産工場であり、古くから受け継がれる職人技術と 近代技術、そしてデザイン力を最大限に融合させこれらの希少な原料を製品として作り上げ ています. ジョンストンズ社はカシミヤの専門家として、また世界における生産の先駆者として、世界 の市場に向けて最高の品質の英国製商品を絶えずお届けしています.

MANSFIELD ROAD HAWICK TD9 8AA T. +44 (0)1450 360549

4 PILMOUR LINKS ST. ANDREWS KY16 9JG T. +44 (0)1334 472216

FINEST CASHMERE MADE IN SCOTLAND BY APPOINTMENT TO HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES, DUKE OF ROTHESAY MANUFACTURERS OF ESTATE TWEED WOOLLEN FABRIC JOHNSTONS OF ELGIN MORAY, SCOTLAND

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4 FEDERAL STREET NANTUCKET MASSACHUSET TS 02554 USA T. +1 508 228 5450


HIGHLAND VILLAGE FOCHABERS, MORAY

For a flavour of Scotland visit Baxters for a great family day out!

Restaurant | Museum | Whisky Shop | Cook Shop | Food Cellar | Gifts & Clothing

Step back in time as you enter the o  ld grocery shop, originally opened by George Baxter in 1868 and discover the history of the Baxter family story. Our shops stock the full range of Baxters and Audrey Baxter Signature products, along with a selection of other fine foods, wines and Scottish malts, as well as a variety of quality gifts, cookware, clothing and seasonal items. Sample delicious, home cooked Scottish food in our excellent restaurant, including Baxters famous soups, pancakes fresh from the griddle and home baked pastries in a relaxed and friendly environment.

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For four generations, the Baxter family have been producing some of the UK’s finest soups, preserves, condiments, beetroot, chutneys and a wide range of other fine quality food products. Today, 146 years on, each recipe is carefully developed with the

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personal guidance of Audrey Baxter and our dedicated team of experienced chefs. Inspired by the Baxter family ’s passion for great tasting food, they work tirelessly and meticulously to create new products and ranges.

Situated just off the A96 between Aberdeen and Inverness

Open 7 days aOpen week 7, all days year a round. week 10am - 5pm. Free parking for cars and coaches with full access for disabled customers.

10am-5pm Baxters Highland Village, Fochabers, Moray IV32 7LD. Tel: 01343 820666 Free parking for cars and coaches with full access for disabled customers.

Baxters Highland Village Fochabers, Moray IV32 7LD. Tel: 01343 820666

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Nestled deep in the dramatic scenery of Speyside, The Glenlivet has a reputation unrivalled by any other. Explore the turbulent history of the whisky smugglers, delve into the enigmatic world of distilling and sample the single malt that started it all.

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Welcome to The Glenlivet Distillery Here at The Glenlivet we are delighted to welcome guests from around the world to share in the magic of a place that has for over 200 years been at the heart of Malt Whisky production in Speyside.

When you are here: • FREE Distillery Tour and Tasting • Exclusive Tours and Specialist Tastings – pre booking essential. Go to main website or call for details

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Simply a beautiful distillery to visit. The tour is leisured, personalised and highly informative, have done it a couple of times and all the tour guides are very well prepared and happy to engage with visitors. You also get a wee dram at the end, for free!

The Glenlivet Distillery Ballindalloch, Banffshire AB37 9DB

• Coffee Shop – delicious home bakes and light meals • Our Story – Discover 200 years of The Glenlivet history

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• Become a Guardian – unlock a world of exclusive privileges

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• Smugglers Trails – walk in the footsteps of the whisky smugglers

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We regret that children under the age of eight are not permitted on tour for their safety, but are most welcome in the visitor centre accompanied by an adult.

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• Shop – wide range of fine whiskies and gifts

PLEASE ENJOY THE GLENLIVET RESPONSIBLY.

Phone Website Email

01340 821 720 www.theglenlivet.com theglenlivet.admin@pernod-ricard.com

Open

14th March to 11th November 2016 Mon to Sat 09.30 to 17.00 Sun 12.00 to 17.00, Last tour at 16.00


MACDONALD AVIEMORE RESORT

DISCOVER AND ENJOY FAMILY TIME TOGETHER IN AVIEMORE

PREMIUM DEPARTMENT STORE IN THE HEART OF THE HIGHLANDS

3 hours supervised play £40 for 5 sessions

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01479 815 286 Everyone is welcome to book supervised sessions. Fully supervised sessions are not available in Swimming pool or gym.

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MACDONALD SPEY VALLEY CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSE Book tee times online www.MacdonaldHotels.co.uk/Aviemore

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Call 0344 879 9152 to book or visit www.MacdonaldHotels.co.uk/Aviemore

Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore, Inverness-Shire, Scotland PH22 1PN Please visit our website for full terms and conditions. Spey Valley Championship Golf Course green fees are variable dependent on time of year.

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DINING OUT WITH US Whether it's pizza and pasta time with the kids, the best burger in town, a delicious steak, or a romantic meal, you can be assured that the ingredients on your plate have been sourced with care and cooked with skill and passion. We have the perfect range of dining options, whatever the occassion. EY

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ALEHOUSE & KITCHEN

NEW Enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea with stunning views of the Cairngorm Mountains. We offer a varied fresh menu that includes, soup, salads and sandwiches. Perfect teamed with a round of golf!

The Osprey Alehouse and Kitchen is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Come by and enjoy our delicious menu, salads, sandwiches and decadent desserts. Located at Macdonald Spey Valley Golf and Country Club, a short drive from Macdonald Aviemore Resort.

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Call 0344 879 9152 to book or visit www.MacdonaldHotels.co.uk/Aviemore

Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore, Inverness-Shire, Scotland PH22 1PN

Relax with a Costa coffee, delicious cakes and pastries baked freshly on-site daily by our pastry chef. Serves hot and cold drinks, fresh fruit smoothies, salads, sandwiches, cakes and ice creams throughout the day.

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LOCHINSH SAIL SPORTS PADDLE SPORTS

SNOW SPORTS OPEN YEAR ROUND

Set in the Cairngorms National Park in the foot hills of Glenfeshie our self contained centre is perfect for any active excursion.

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Hassle free booking due to our 45 years of experience and huge range of possibilities to fit your needs.

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Only 20 minutes drive from Cairngorm, during the winter SHORT STAYS months we enjoy the best Scotland has to offer whether it’s skiing or snowboarding your ALL INCLUSIVE students choose to learn.

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Our dry ski slope enables us to introduce youngsters to snow-sports in a safe, un-daunting environment.

Situated on the shores of Loch Insh we have the perfect location for an all inclusive trip with accommodation in the woodland behind & dining overlooking the water.

With so much to do in the valley you may wish to compliment your stay by visiting one of the many local attractions within the Cairngorms National Park.

All our staff are in-house trained as well as NGB qualified. We are RYA recognised for sailing & windsurfing AALA licensed for all activities

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Loch Insh is a 14 acre site, with the facility to accommodate up 160 on activities or 130 in our almost fully en-suite bunk house

Many choose us for our tried & tested residential multi activity weeks which have evolved into a formula that challenges students to learn and develop as the week goes on in the safest & most enjoyable way. On arrival you will be escorted through your week by one of our senior members of staff. Instructors live on site & are on call 24 7.

Two and a half hour activity slots from 9:30 - 12 & 1 - 3:30 choose from: Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Walking, “I wish to Skiing, Snowboarding, Raft Building & Problem Solving. thank you & your staff for the Ask about specialised adaptive equipment when you enquire. wonderful time our Also evening activities from 7 - 8:30 include: Shinty, Egg drop, pupils had at Loch Insh Orienteering, Wide game, Bush-craft, Archery, Wildlife Tour a fantastic and challenging visit I have nothing but praise Residential weeks usually culminate with a disco, for your team and facilities & certificate presentation followed by a movie shot have no hesitation in recomthrough the week which we send home with you mending your facilities to other schools.” Please don’t hesitate to contact us for a break down Moneyrea Primary of how we can make this a trip you and your June 2013 group will value for many years to come. Call us for a complete schools package brochure. The accompanying DVD will give a better understanding of the Loch Insh experience so many have previously enjoyed. Situated six miles from Kingussie or Aviemore off the A9


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Welcome to The Three Chimneys Come and eat at our iconic Scottish restaurant. Find us on the shores of Loch Dunvegan in the wilds of north-west Isle of Skye. We are famous for serving the very best local produce, fresh from the land and sea that surrounds us. Next door in The House OverBy are six stunning bedrooms with beautiful views, a perfect retreat for couples of all ages, looking for a special place to sleep in peace and comfort. Housed within an original croft house, along a single-track road leading to the island’s edge at Neist Point Lighthouse, our Gold 5-Star Restaurant with Rooms, is an unexpected destination to discover and enjoy. We pride ourselves in cooking and serving the most delicious Scottish food with a good dash of style and professionalism.

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The Restaurant is open for Lunch and Dinner every day. Lunch is served from 12.15pm until last orders at 1.45pm. Dinner is served from 6.15pm until last orders at 9.30pm. It is essential to reserve a table. We are closed for part of December and January each year.

threechimneys.co.uk E: eatandstay@threechimneys.co.uk T: +44 (0)1470 511258

Colbost, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye IV55 8ZT Find us on the B884 road signposted for Glendale, from the village of Dunvegan


CLAN EXHIBITION • BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE RELICS • HOLIDAY COTTAGES EVENTS & WEDDINGS • SEAL TRIPS • LOCH CRUISES & FISHING TRIPS • ST KILDA SHOP • MACLEOD TABLES CAFE • GLENBRITTLE CAMPSITE & CAFE

LOCH DUNVEGAN SEAL TRIPS

Voted “1 of the Best UK Days Out” by The Sunday Times Travel Magazine OPEN: 1 APRIL - 15 OCTOBER 10AM - 5.30PM (LAST ENTRY 5PM) 16 OCTOBER - 31 MARCH OPEN BY APPOINTMENT DUNVEGAN CASTLE ISLE OF SKYE IV55 8WF T: 01470 521206 E: INFO@DUNVEGANCASTLE.COM W: WWW.DUNVEGANCASTLE.COM Welcome ads 2015 Ad.indd 1

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TRADITIONAL EXHIBITION TANNERY AND HOME OF THE LUXURIOUS HIGHLAND HAND-COMBED SHEEPSKIN

VISIT US TODAY AND DISCOVER THE BREATHTAKING WATERNISH PENINSULA


The sheepskin specialists - natural luxury from the Isle of Skye A HIGHLAND WELCOME !

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and suppliers of finest quality sheepskins, is

Stein Dunvegan

a family business established Portree

on the Isle of Skye in 1983. In its dramatic Highland setting, visitors to Scotland’s only traditional exhibition tannery can see how leather is made and browse perhaps the widest range anywhere of luxurious natural sheepskins and exciting lines of clothing and accessories in wool,

Our location Skyeskyns is situated on the Broadford Isle of Skye off the West Coast of Scotland, in the beautiful Waternish peninsula. How to find Skyeskyns: from Portree, take the main Armadale A850 Dunvegan Road. From Dunvegan, take the main A850 Portree Road. At the sign Skyeskyns Tannery and Exhibition cross the Fairy bridge and follow the road for 3 miles to the T-junction. Turn right and we’re 100 metres on the right.

OPEN ALL YEAR 9.00am - 6.00pm SKYESKYNS, Loch Bay, Waternish, Isle of Skye IV55 8GD

t: 01470 592237 S E C U R E O N L I N E S H O P AT

leather and sheepskin.

www.skyeskyns.co.uk


BED & BREAKFAST SELF CATERING VISITOR ATTRACTIONS

Enjoy over 200 years of history and hospitality in spectacular surroundings. Family owned by Angus and Teresa MacGhie, the Stein Inn is proudly run in the time honoured, but now rare, tradition of Highland Inn-keeping. Here on the shore of Loch Bay, one can enjoy a variety of delicious home cooked food including the freshest local seafood and Highland lamb and beef. The cosy Bar boasts over 125 Malt Whiskies and keeps a fine selection of real ale including many from the Isle of Skye Brewery. Why not come and visit the Inn today, stay a night or two and discover this lovely corner of Skye and the many secrets it holds Angus and Teresa look forward to welcoming you soon. Stein Inn, Waternish, Isle of Skye IV55 8GA t: 01470 592362 e: angus.teresa@steininn.co.uk

w: steininn.co.uk

Discover more great places to visit in Waternish overleaf... and don’t forget to visit our website at:

www.visitwaternish.co.uk

ARTS & CRAFTS DRINKING & EATING OUT BOAT TRIPS DARK SKIES

Visit Waternish - the Isle of Skye’s most vibrant, creative and welcoming peninsula


www.theskyeshilasdairshop.co.uk

Brae Fasach-Café/Gallery Ian Williams’ work is described as “inspired, fresh, never seen before”. His sketches are simple lines evoking memories of the moment - come and enjoy his “visual poetry” and a cup of tea!

Glorious range of natural dyed yarns and hand knitted garments OPEN 10-6 7 DAYS A WEEK (Easter to the end of October) Carnach, Waternish, Isle of Skye IV55 8GL

01470 592297

OPEN: Easter to October: 11am - 5pm daily. November to Easter: By appointment only. NEXT TO ‘SKYESKYNS’ TANNERY, LOCH BAY WATERNISH, ISLE OF SKYE IV55 8GD

t: 01470 592732 e: braefasach@waternish.net w: www.ian-williams-skye.co.uk CAFÉ DOGGIE FRIENDLY

Take home a beautiful reminder of Waternish.

Original Arts and Local Handmade Craftwork Easter to October open every day 11am - 5pm November - March 1pm - 4pm 01470 592218

Designed by Liz Myhill our Tea towel is available throughout the Waternish peninsula.

cathy@dandelion-designs.co.uk www.dandelion-designs.co.uk

BOAT TRIPS DOLPHINS WHALES EAGLES WALKING CYCLING HISTORY

Visit Waternish - the Isle of Skye’s most vibrant, creative and welcoming peninsula

www.visitwaternish.co.uk

ARTS & CRAFTS DRINKING EATING OUT MOORINGS SUNSETS AURORAS DARK SKIES

LANDSCAPES WILDLIFE WILD FLOWERS SEA VIEWS BIRDLIFE LIGHTHOUSE

BED & BREAKFAST SELF CATERING THINGS TO DO VISITOR ATTRACTIONS


“A rare opportunity to see Britain’s largest and rarest bird of prey - the White Tailed Sea Eagle as well as local marine life and Skye’s spectacular scenery”. White Tailed Sea Eagle Let us take you to the land of the White Tailed Sea Eagle. The crew of the “Stardust” have been successfully perfecting the feeding of the White Tailed Sea Eagle since 1998. The White Tailed Sea Eagle is Britain’s largest bird of prey and the fourth largest raptor in the world. It is now (after re-introduction) native to these parts once again. We regularly feed these great birds on our trips and between the months of June and September you may be able to observe their young. We have appeared on BBC’s nature calendar and various wildlife programmes - home and abroad. We are well recommended.

Whale Watching 2014 was the best year we have ever had for Whales. We had regular sightings of Minke and Humpback whales from May until December and also regular sightings of Basking Sharks. Check out our photo gallery for pictures taken from our boats. Also have a look at us on FACEBOOK – Stardust Boat Trips Isle Of Skye, our page is updated regularly.

Private Charters When the MV Stardust is not providing informative trips around Portree Bay and the Sound of Raasay, we offer people the chance to book the vessel for private charters. These can include fishing trips and evening cruises. We will supply all the fishing rods and equipment you will need as well as binoculars for getting a close up view of the local wildlife. If you are in or around the Portree area, give us a call and we will collect you from your B&B or hotel free of charge, maximum of 6 people. We have rain capes available although warm and wet weather gear is advisable.

Boat Trips Come aboard the “Stardust” and enjoy a 90 minute unforgettable cruise down the Sound of Raasay with the “Stardust” Skipper, “Dan” (who has over 40 years experience in these waters), let him tell you about some of our local history. See Skye from the sea - Spectacular Scenery and unbelievable wildlife, including: Seals, Porpoises, Sea Eagles, Puffins, Buzzards, Gannets, Gulls, Herons, Guillemots, Otters, Dolphins and Whales. We see most of the above species daily but not on every trip. The MV Stardust is fully equipped with all safety equipment - fully RYA/MCA coded and fully insured. It is licensed to carry up to 12 passengers + 2 crew. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance. We operate all year - so give us a call.

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www.skyeboat-trips.co.uk TEL: 07798 743858 / 07795 385581 satnav – IV51 9DD


Longer Excursions (normally on Saturdays) Isle of Rona* Trips to the beautiful island by arrangement. See Church Cave, Dry Harbour. Enjoy walks on the peaceful Island and have your postcard stamped exclusively with its own stamp. (packed lunch advisable). Island of Raasay Get dropped off at Loch Arnish in the North end (am) and enjoy the walk to Churchton Jetty in the South end where you will be picked up (pm). (packed lunch advisable). Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Cave Enjoy a tour past spectacular cliffs and scenery to the cave where Bonnie Prince Charlie was in hiding in 1746. Holm Island An island full of birdlife and wild fauna, it rises from the sea at a depth of 240ft to 150ft above sea level. You may even spot a Sea Eagle on the way. Griana Sgeir - (off the Island of Fladda) Island colony of Seals. Take a trip down the Raasay shore where you may see Porpoises, Dolphins or Whales. There are from time to time over 200 seals on the islands. MV Stardust Boat trips is Portree’s most popular and longest running established boat trip and is a family run company, owned by the Corrigall family of Portree. The Corrigall family have been involved in feeding these birds since 1982, longer than anyone else in the UK. We pride ourselves on our experience, knowledge and credibility. Booking is advisable for all trips. The Stardust departs from Portree Harbour at the slipway or the pontoon at the end of the pier. For more information on the MV Stardust, her sailing times and private charters, please see our signs located at the Portree harbour. Alternatively you can contact us by telephone or email. Q Q Q

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*For more information on the Isle of Rona or if you wish to stay overnight or longer, please contact Bill Cowie the Island Manager. Telephone: 07831 293963, www.isleofrona.com

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Seals Every Trip!

As seen on

BBC1, BBC2, ITV & CH4

Daily Otter Sightings

Voted Voted Best Best Wildlife Wildlife Experience Experience in in the the UK UK Daily Telegraph

All photographs, Nigel Smith, Seaprobe Atlantis.

Internal Internal view view of of our our unique, unique, easily-accessed easily-accessed underwater underwater viewing viewing gallery gallery

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KYLE OF LOCHALSH IV40 8AE

All the Scenery and Wildlife, above and below the waves. See Spectacular Scenery, Seals, Seabirds, Otters, WWII Shipwreck, Beautiful Kelp Forests,Fish, Jellyfish, occasional Dolphins & Whales

Call 0800 980 4846 or 07765 435 424 2015 WINNER

Email: seaprobe@msn.com Web: www.seaprobeatlantis.com


The award winning Seaprobe Atlantis is Scotland’s Unique Semi-Submersible Glass Bottom Boat. Its innovative design provides a safe and exceptionally stable platform from which to enjoy the Spectacular Scenery of Skye & Lochalsh, with superb close-up views of the local Seals & other wildlife above the waves, whilst below the waves, its huge underwater viewing gallery, easily-accessed by all, offers full head height, comfortable seating, and all-round underwater vision. Drift through beautiful kelp forests, amidst a sea of summer jellyfish, and marvel at the rich diversity of wildlife in this Marine Special Area of Conservation. Owner & Skipper, Nigel Smith, grew up on the small island of Pabay, just off the coast of Skye, where the Seals, Otters & Seabirds were the only neighbours and has been observing, recording and actively campaigning to protect local wildlife since establishing Seaprobe Atlantis in 1998. Sharing his unrivalled knowledge, insight and experience, he knows where to find, and how best to approach, wildlife to ensure all trips offer as many sightings as possible. Regular trips run daily from March-November. Fun for all ages & agilities, Atlantis's exceptional stability means no motion sickness. Its sheltered design & location also ensures that the weather usually has no effect on cruises. Carrying up to 55 passengers in comfort, it also offers on-board refreshments & toilets. Price Indicator 2016: 1 hr trips - Adult £12.99, Child £6.99. Longer trips & group rates available.

All Photographs taken by Nigel Smith, Seaprobe Atlantis

the Seals on Seal Island, a protected bird colony, the Otters that make up one of the UK’s healthiest local populations & occasional Dolphins & Whales.

Kelp Forests equal in beauty & diversity to any coral reef, with fish,starfish, crabs, jellyfish, urchins, anemones and more.

the 500ft World War II Shipwreck, HMS Port Napier and...

all the spectacular views above the waves, too. Not just all-round underwater vision, but the ultimate allround experience.

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For further information or to book your place on board call in to our

Freephone 0800 980 4846/0776 543 5424

E-mail: seaprobe@msn.com www.seaprobeatlantis.com Si’l vous plaît, visitez www.seaprobeatlantis.com pour plus d’information sur tous nos voyages.

Por favor,visite www.seaprobeatlantis.com para obtener informatión sobre todos nuestros viajes.

Besuchen sie bitte www.seaprobeatlantis.com für informationen zu allen unseren Reisen.

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ARMADALE CASTLE & GARDENS

WOODLAND WALKS

FÀILTE/ WELCOME Welcome to Clan Donald Skye, our magnificent 20,000 acre estate in south Skye.

STUNNING SCENERY

RESTAURANT

GIFT SHOPS

MUSEUM OF THE ISLES

HISTORY & HERITAGE

WILDLIFE

GARDENS

follow us online:

www.clandonald.com Armadale, Sleat, Isle of Skye, IV45 8RS | T: 01471 844 305


Clan Donald Skye - 20,000 acres of Skye

Enjoy a fascinating visit to Clan Donald Skye Visitor Centre, with breathtaking views across the sea to the Knoydart hills. •

Explore 40 acres of woodland gardens set around the imposing, historical ruins of Armadale Castle and discover elegant lawns, terraced walks, landscaped ponds and magnificent trees.

Wildlife abounds in the woodlands and surrounding landscape – Red and Roe Deer, Golden and Sea Eagles, as well as Pine Martens, Otters, Dragonflies and Frogs.

Learn about the fascinating history of the Gaels in our state of the art Museum of the Isles or delve into your own history in our Library and Study Centre.

Relax in our Stables Café and enjoy our home-cooked best produce – including estate venison.

Indulge in a spot of retail therapy in our gift shops.

Discover nature trails, our resident peacock and a children’s adventure playground.

Engage in Outdoor Activities and Wildlife Tours.

Stay in our delightful self catering accommodation and enjoy panoramic views over the Sound of Sleat.

Open from: Easter - October, 7 days Opening hours: 9:30am - 5:30pm

(last admission 5pm) (October hours may differ, please check website.)

Telephone or visit our website for full details of disabled access

Clan Donald Skye, Armadale, Sleat, Isle of Skye, IV45 8RS | T: 01471 844 305 | www.clandonald.com The Clan Donald Lands Trust is a Registered Charity No SC 007862

produced by Strath Print, Isle of Skye www.strathprint.co.uk


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Next door to the exhibition you’ll find our retail shop, full of wonderful gift ideas! Stone carvings, bookends, candle holders, windchimes, jewellery boxes and more means there’s something for everyone. Will you be tempted by our fabulous jewellery? Made using real gemstones set in high quality Sterling Sliver, our jewellery ranges are perfect for Birthday or Christmas presents, or just a little bit of self-indulgence.

You can also shop with us online at www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.co.uk

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sabre tooth tiger skull

treasure chest Gold Nuggets

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Gift Shop

Fort William

TREASURES


Witness crystals magically change colour and glow in the dark in the Ultraviolet Cave.

April - October Open 7 days a week 10am – 5pm

November - March Hours vary, see website or phone for opening times Tel: 01397 772283 Postcode: PH33 7JL

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You will be amazed by the fossil remains and casts ranging from sea creatures called trilobites which are ½ Billion years old, to petrified wood, ancient amber, dinosaur dung, a sabre-tooth tiger skull, fossil fish, a vicious pre-historic monster called a Mosasaur, and even a life size T-Rex skull!

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Witness crystals magically change colour and glow in the dark in the Ultraviolet Cave.

April - October Open 7 days a week 10am – 5pm

November - March Hours vary, see website or phone for opening times Tel: 01397 772283 Postcode: PH33 7JL

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You will be amazed by the fossil remains and casts ranging from sea creatures called trilobites which are ½ Billion years old, to petrified wood, ancient amber, dinosaur dung, a sabre-tooth tiger skull, fossil fish, a vicious pre-historic monster called a Mosasaur, and even a life size T-Rex skull!

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e c n e i r e p x e a shopping to treasure

REASURE T S OF THE EARTH

Dinosaurs

Treasure

Next door to the exhibition you’ll find our retail shop, full of wonderful gift ideas! Stone carvings, bookends, candle holders, windchimes, jewellery boxes and more means there’s something for everyone. Will you be tempted by our fabulous jewellery? Made using real gemstones set in high quality Sterling Sliver, our jewellery ranges are perfect for Birthday or Christmas presents, or just a little bit of self-indulgence.

You can also shop with us online at www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.co.uk

Crystals

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OF THE EARTH

Life size t-rex skull

giant crystals

dinosaur poo

Discover

Fort William

Fort William has long been established as a year round holiday destination, renowned for its breathtaking scenery and genuine Highland hospitality. Looking for somewhere to stay?

Alpine Chalets, Holiday Caravans, Camping & Touring Pitches ®

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The Ben Nevis Hotel

www.linnhe-lochsideholidays.co.uk 01397 772376

www.glen-nevis.co.uk 01397 702191

www.lochy-holiday-park.co.uk 01397 703446

www.mooringsfortwilliam.co.uk 01397 772 797

www.strathmorehotels.com 01397 702331

sabre tooth tiger skull

treasure chest Gold Nuggets

Gemstones

Gift Shop

Fort William

TREASURES


e c n e i r e p x e a shopping to treasure

REASURE T S OF THE EARTH

Dinosaurs

Treasure

Next door to the exhibition you’ll find our retail shop, full of wonderful gift ideas! Stone carvings, bookends, candle holders, windchimes, jewellery boxes and more means there’s something for everyone. Will you be tempted by our fabulous jewellery? Made using real gemstones set in high quality Sterling Sliver, our jewellery ranges are perfect for Birthday or Christmas presents, or just a little bit of self-indulgence.

You can also shop with us online at www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.co.uk

Crystals

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Fort William

OF THE EARTH

Life size t-rex skull

giant crystals

dinosaur poo

Discover

Fort William

Fort William has long been established as a year round holiday destination, renowned for its breathtaking scenery and genuine Highland hospitality. Looking for somewhere to stay?

Alpine Chalets, Holiday Caravans, Camping & Touring Pitches ®

Glen Nevis

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Hotels The

Ben Nevis Hotel

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Linnhe Lochside Holidays

Glen Nevis Holidays

Lochy Holiday Park

The Moorings Hotel

The Ben Nevis Hotel

www.linnhe-lochsideholidays.co.uk 01397 772376

www.glen-nevis.co.uk 01397 702191

www.lochy-holiday-park.co.uk 01397 703446

www.mooringsfortwilliam.co.uk 01397 772 797

www.strathmorehotels.com 01397 702331

sabre tooth tiger skull

treasure chest Gold Nuggets

Gemstones

Gift Shop

Fort William

TREASURES


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West Coast Railways Presents

FAMOUS STEAM TRAIN

FORT WILLIAM TO MALLAIG Monday 9th May to Friday 28th October 2016 The line used in filming the Harry Potter movies.

“The World’s Greatest Railway Journey” Voted By Wanderlust Magazine

THE JOURNEY Fort William to Mallaig Described as the greatest railway journey in the world, this 84 mile round trip takes you past a list of impressive extremes. Starting at the highest mountain in Britain, Ben Nevis, it visits Britain’s most westerly mainland railway station, Arisaig; passes close by the deepest freshwater loch in Britain, Loch Morar and the shortest river in Britain, River Morar, finally arriving next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe, Loch Nevis!

The train stops en route to Mallaig at the village of Glenfinnan. Beyond Glenfinnan are the beautiful villages of Lochailort, Arisaig, Morar and Mallaig. You may alight at Arisaig by request to the guard. From here, on a clear summer’s day, you can see the “Small Isles” of Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna and the southern tip of Skye. The train continues on from here passing Morar and the silvery beaches used in the films “Highlander” and “Local Hero”.

Book Online now at: www.jacobitetrain.com or call Monday to Friday 0844 850 4686* or 0844 850 4680*

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FAMOUS STEAM TRAIN

FORT WILLIAM TO MALLAIG FORT WILLIAM

(An Gearasdan)

Fort William, the largest town in the Highlands and situated at the south end of the Great Glen, lies in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. This area is a fine location to use as a base to discover the Highlands.

GLENFINNAN

(Glean Fhionghain)

We cross the 21-arched Glenfinnan viaduct (a location made famous in the ‘Harry Potter’ films) which overlooks Loch Shiel and the Jacobite monument. The train may pause here, time permitting, to allow you to take in the magnificent view. Once stopped in Glenfinnan station there will be time to stretch your legs and, if you wish, visit the West Highland Railway Museum located in the restored station building. ‘The Jacobite’ may also stop at Arisaig by request to the guard.

MALLAIG

(Malaig)

The end of the line, Mallaig is a busy fishing port and ferry terminal with services to Skye and the Small Isles. Here you will find a wide choice of restaurants and pubs You might also like to take a walk around the harbour during the lunchtime stopover.

HOW TO GET TO FORT WILLIAM... From Carlisle, take the M6 and M74 to Glasgow. Follow the A82 from Glasgow. From Edinburgh take the M9 to Stirling then the A84, A85 (to Crianlarich) and A82 to Fort William. From Aviemore take the A9 and A86 or from Inverness, the A82. Whilst there is ample parking in Fort William near the railway station, please allow at least 20 mins for parking. Fort William station postcode PH33 6TQ

Also Running... The Dalesman Steam Train Settle to Carlisle, May - August Picking up at York, Wakefield, Normanton, Leeds, Keighley, Skipton

TIMETABLE & PRICES In 2016 The Jacobite will be running: Morning Service

NO PRICE INCREASE FOR 2016!

Monday 9th May to Friday 28th October (Monday to Friday) Saturday & Sunday from Saturday 18th June to Sunday 18th September.

Afternoon Service

Monday 16th May to Friday 26th August (Monday to Friday)

OUTWARD

Morning 10:15 12:25

Afternoon 14:30 16:29

Depart Mallaig at: Arrive Fort William at:

14:10 16:00

18:38 20:31

FARES

Std Class £34.00 £19.00 £29.00 £17.00 -

First Class £58.00 £31.00 £53.00 £26.00 £119.00

Depart Fort William at: Arrive Mailaig at:

RETURN

Adult Day Return: Child Day Return: Adult Single: Child Single: Private Table for 2

Some seats are available to ‘Pay on the Day’. However, these operate on a first come first served basis and cannot be guaranteed. Available seats can be purchased on the day from the guard at your chosen station. Timings can be subject to change, please check the website or call our Passenger Information line on 0844 850 4682.

Book Online now at: www.jacobitetrain.com or call Monday to Friday 0844 850 4686* or 0844 850 4680*

Whilst every effort will be made to operate this service as advertised, West Coast Railways reserve the right to cancel or alter this service without notice in accordance with their terms and conditions. West Coast Railways also reserves the right to use diesel traction in the event of high fire risk or steam locomotive failure. Once a booking is made, no refund is normally given except where the service is cancelled by West Coast Railways. Only West Coast Railways’ tickets are valid on this service. Please note: The return ticket price assumes outward and return journeys will be made on the same day and on the same train. All bookings are subject to a minimum £3.25 booking fee. *Calls to this number are charged at 7p per minute plus an access charge set by your network provider.

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more than you can imagine... A family business in its third generation - established 1965

Home made food, great shopping, gifts and fantastic scenery - the perfect stop on the road north and west.

FILLING STATION: Fuel, groceries, newspapers pharmacy, household goods, camping, drinks, off sales, cash machine    GOOD FOOD Restaurant    Snack Stop Café    FINE SHOPPING

Restaurant

Snack Stop Café

Goodies & Gifts

Whisky Galore

The Outdoor Store

Filling Station

Easy Parking

Award winning toilets

April – Oct

Nov – March

7am – 10pm

8am – 9pm

8.30am - 5.30pm 7am – 9pm

8.30am - 5pm 4pm – 9pm

April only

October only

8.30am – 5.30pm

8.30am - 5.30pm

Easter - Sept

Nov - March

8.30am – 7pm

8.30am - 5pm

www.thegreenwellystop.co.uk

Green Welly is on the A82 & A85 - the main road north & west, as well as halfway along the famous West Highland Way.


The Restaurant We specialise in home made Scottish fayre. We are particularly famed for our home baking & soups, especially our Cullen Skink which is now available frozen to take home with you from Goodies & Gifts ! All our food is made on the premises. We feature in The Scottish Food Guide for excellent quality and ‘Scotland the Best’, the ultimate Scottish Guide book rates our restaurant ‘Amongst the best (of its type) in the UK.’.

“Delicious food, nice environment, nice shop” “Just what you need... petrol....food and whisky ”

The Snack Stop Café Sit in and takeaway: If you don’t have time to enjoy the ambience of our restaurant, a range of home made goodies can be bought from The Snack Stop Café. Our usual high quality produce will feature along with our home made pizza, as well as home made gluten free pizza.

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www.thegreenwellystop.co.uk Visit our online whisky shop for the latest range of whiskies, featuring many rare and collectable bottlings unobtainable elsewhere! Browse within the additional online shops for a selection of products from our Outdoor Store & Gift Shops. Keep abreast of developments at The Green Welly Stop with updates online in our Blog, Facebook and now also Twitter: @ TheGreenWelly is our moniker.

The Outdoor Store From the weary West Highland Way walker to the keen Munro climber, we have everything in our shop to contend with the Highland weather. From Gore-tex™ to budget waterproofs, wind-stoppers, fleeces, hats, walking sticks and midge nets too! Sore feet? We have trekking poles, blister packs, socks and a complete range of practical footwear to suit all conditions.

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Visit Goodies and Gifts and be amazed at the variety. The gourmet is well catered for as we have a wonderful selection of produce and confectionary from Scotland and beyond. We highly recommend our own label food and gifts for truly unique souvenirs or gifts. Enhance your kitchen with some cool gadgets, fun aprons and witty tea towels. We even have a Scottish corner for your souvenirs. We have jewellery to suit everyone’s pocket and lovely scents from our candles, creams and lotions. Not only are there perfect presents for ladies and children but lots of ideas for the men in your life too. There is also a fantastic range of Scottish interest books.

Not just petrol, diesel and an electric charging point, (and a cash machine)....sandwiches, salads, fresh baked breads and home baking are all available as well as a good selection of confectionery, groceries, chemist goods, camping equipment, beers, wines and spirits. Travel games for the kids, magazines and books too!

Whisky Galore One of the largest collections of whisky you’ll ever see. Focusing on single malts from Scotland, we also stock many blends and liqueurs, all at fantastic prices! We always have very tempting special offers. Real ales and fruit wines from Scotland plus international wines and spirits are also available. In 2006 Edward was honoured when invited to join ‘The Keepers of the Quaich’ for his effort to promote our nation’s finest product. He said in reply that “This was an honour to be shared with all our team who promote the best of Scotland. We all look forward, every day, to letting customers try a wee taste of something special!”

Tyndrum, Perthshire, FK20 8RY Tel: 01838 400271 Fax: 01838 400330 email: mail@thegreenwellystop.co.uk www.thegreenwellystop.co.uk 2015 This is to certify that the cleaning staff at National Category this location have been awarded an Winner Attendant of the Year Award for providing a high level of commitment to a vital public service

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THE HOME OF COUNTRY CLOTHING

THE HOME OF COUNTRY CLOTHING THE HOUSE OF BRUAR IS SCOTLAND’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS COUNTRY STORE UNRIVALLED MENSWEAR HALL AND FISHING TACKLE SHOP COUNTRY LIVING GIFT DEPARTMENT AND PRESENT SHOP

INCORPORATING LADIES COUNTRY CLOTHING HALLS FOOD HALL & DELICATESSEN WITH BUTCHERY

CONTEMPORARY RURAL ART GALLERY

SHOE & HAND BAG DEPARTMENT

600 SEATER RESTAURANT

SCOTLAND’S LARGEST CASHMERE HALL

THE SALE SHOP

Our new catalogue has been launched, please ring 01796 483236 or visit our website to request your copy. The House of Bruar by Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TW. Telephone: 01796 483236 Email: office@houseofbruar.com

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Buy Tickets Online (March to Oct) at www.landmarkpark.co.uk for fast track entry Landmark, Carrbridge near Aviemore, PH23 3AJ. Tel. Info line 0800 731 3446

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