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Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn... ...so Much to See and Do

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 a map of the area and listings of local attractions, followed by leaflets arranged by category on all the things to see and do in this region 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.

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.


Contents Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn Map and Listings Historic Attractions Best Boat Trips Activities & Adventures Family Fun Beaches Wildlife Watching Theatres & Entertainment Museums & Galleries Glorious Gardens Amazing Outdoors Eating & Drinking Speciality Shops Great Golf Whisky Distilleries Great Walks Getting Around Churches Top Events Where to Stay

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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 Glen Affric

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

3 Fiddler’s Highland Restaurant l Good Highland Food, served by our friendly

staff in our Restaurant and An Award-winning Whisky Selection, Locally Brewed Beers and Scottish Craft Gins and Spirits in our Café Bar. Dinner Bookings Essential. Tel. 01456 450678. www.fiddledrum.co.uk IV63 6TX

6 Discover Historic Scotland with our l 13 Highland Experience Tours l With our friendly guides and luxury vehicles, Explorer Pass 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.historicenvironment.scot/explorer

we’re the best way to experience Scotland. Join our one-day or multi-day tours and get in touch with the real Scotland-it’s landscape, history and people. IV1 1HG Tel: 01463 719222. www.highlandexperience.com

7 The Storehouse l With outstanding views over to the Black

Isle, The Storehouse offers relaxed dining throughout the day and a fabulous shop packed full of local farm produce and gifts for your home. Tel. 01349 830038. IV16 9UX www.thestorehouseathome.com

8 Dolphin Spirit Inverness l Experience the wildlife of the beautiful Moray

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

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

15 Inverness Museum & Art Gallery l Discover how the Highlands are linked with the rest of the world. Experience Highland art and crafts or just have a cup of tea.

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

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

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

9 Inverness Taxis l The largest independent taxi company in the

Highlands. Offering a variety of transport services, including their exciting range of Highland Tours, executive and private car hire including wheelchair access. Tel. 01463 222222. info@inverness-taxis.com

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

10 Orkney Islands Day Tours from l Inverness

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

18 The Waterside Hotel & Restaurant l The Waterside Hotel, Inverness. Breakfast,

Lunch, High Tea and Dinner served daily. Great bar and beer garden. Tel: 01463 233065. IV2 4SF www.thewatersideinverness.co.uk

11 Inverness Victorian Market 5 The Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition l l The historic Victorian Market is one of the Experience the World Famous Exhibition, a 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

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

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

12 Eastgate Shopping Centre l Stylish shopping & delightful dining in the heart of Inverness. Over 60 stores under one roof dedicated to fashion, beauty, food & drink, music, gifts and gadgets. Large carpark. Tel: 01463 226457. www.eastgate-centre.co.uk

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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

25 Culloden (NTS) l Experience the Battle of Culloden at this

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

21 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

22 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.

23 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.

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

30 Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre l Open 7 days with a range of tours and malt

20 Breakout Games Inverness 26 Cawdor Castle & Gardens l l Escape games for all age groups and capabilities, Highland home of the Thanes of Cawdor an activity with huge popularity. They are designed to challenge and excite your group as you race against the clock to uncover clues and complete a series of puzzles. T: 07788 254629. www.breakoutgamesinverness.com

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

whiskies. www.tomatin.com/about T: 01463 248144, IV13 7YT E-mail:visitors@tomatin.com

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

31 Landmark Forest Adventure Park l Tropical Butterfly House, Rollercoaster,

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

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

Watercoaster, Wonder Wood, Adventure Play, ‘Lost Labyrinth’, ‘parachute jump’, 3 aerial rope courses, ‘Bamboozeleum’, climbing wall, Tree Top Trail, shop, restaurant and loads more! Tel: 0800 731 3446. www.landmarkpark.co.uk

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

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

24 Holm Mills Shopping Village l Quality Scottish shopping, clothing, gifts,

whisky shop, homewares, aromatics, books, jewellery, luggage and so much more. Clan tartan centre. Restaurant serving great food. Tel: 01463 223311. IV2 4RB

32 The Strathspey Railway l Aviemore - Boat of Garten - Broomhill

Experience a scenic vintage trip in the beautiful Scottish Highlands! Dining on Board, Special events, Packages and Exclusive experiences. Book Online - www.strathspeyrailway.co.uk

33 Aviemore Quad Bike Treks l Quad treks on off-road tracks and trails @

Rothiemurchus, Aviemore. Stunning views of mountain and moorland scenery. Families, groups and individuals welcome. PH22 1QH. T: 01479 812345. www.quadtreksaviemore.com

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

Cawdor Castle

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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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Historic Attractions Highland Capital The most important Highland town for over a thousand years, Inverness has been a Royal Burgh since around 1153. The dominant building, overlooking the original crossing place of the River Ness, is Inverness Castle. Forts and castles have stood on the site from the earliest days. Today’s ‘castle’ is a Court House, completed in 1838, and a prison built in the 1840s but vacated in 1903 when all prisoners were moved just up the hill to the then new Porterfield Prison.You can walk round the outside of the castle from where there are outstanding views over the city and river. One of the most prominent buildings to the north is the Old High Church – Inverness’s original parish church. Churches have stood on this spot since at least the 12th century. The tower dates from the 15th – 16th century. After the Battle of Culloden, in 1746, the building was used as a prison for Jacobite prisoners. The main church was re-built in the 1770s. There are several historic buildings nearby, notably Abertarff House built in 1596. Closer to the centre

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of town is Inverness’s ‘souk’, the Victorian Market re-built in 1890-91 following a fire. It has a wide range of special shops. Wild Boar, Wolves & Mythical Beasts Beautifully carved stones with bears, wolves, salmon, wild boar, mythical beasts and other Pictish symbols can be found throughout this north east corner of the Highlands - a stronghold of the Picts between about 300 and 900AD. After the Picts converted to Christianity in about 600AD, they started to erect exquisite, tall, cross-slabs with intricate designs. These are usually found close to old churches where all too often they had been broken up and used as building material, only to be rediscovered in the 1800s or later.

Inverness Museum An excellent collection of Pictish symbol stones and cross-slabs is on display in the Groam House Museum in Rosemarkie. The Inverness Museum has a unique Pictish pendant featuring a cross and an intertwined serpent. At the old church at Nigg you’ll discover one of the finest Pictish cross-slabs in Scotland. Just to the east of Inverness, near Forres, is the impressive, 7 metre tall Sueno’s Stone. It has a cross on one side, and detailed battle scene on the other.


Historic Attractions Splendid Castles Once one of Scotland’s largest castles, the splendid Castle Urquhart stands at the centre of the Great Glen on the shores of Loch Ness. Fought over for 500 years it was blown up in 1692 and has been a ruin ever since. Equally splendid, but always lived in, is Cawdor Castle, near Inverness, home to the Cawdor family for over 600 years. Nearby is 16th century Brodie Castle with great collections of paintings, furniture and ceramics.

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Forts, Battlefields & Bridges A lawless and roadless part of Britain where rebellions were frequent, the Highlands were once a major headache for the government. To control the region, forts and barracks were built and linked by new roads and bridges. The area around Inverness is an excellent place to get an idea of the effort and investment that went into pacifying the Highlands not so long ago. To the west forts were constructed at Fort Augustus (1730) and Fort William (1690), though little remains today of the actual forts. Inverness Castle was strengthed in 1725 and renamed Fort George. This fort did not last long. It was captured and blown up by the Jacobite army in 1746, though not without an accident. The walls were mined by a French officer who blew himself and his dog up in the process. The dog is said to have survived minus its tail. A few months later, on Drumossie Moor, just outside Inverness, the last Jacobite rebellion ended at the Battle of Culloden. Here on April 16th 1746 the Government army of about 9000 men, under the Duke of Cumberland, inflicted a disastrous defeat on a Jacobite force of around 6000. This was the last pitched battle to be fought on British soil. A massive new Fort George, still occupied by the army, but open to the public, was built to control the seaward approaches to Inverness. It was completed in 1770 but never saw a shot fired in anger.

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Loch Ness

Centre & Exhibition

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Since 1980

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

Tel: 01456 450573 www.lochness.com


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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

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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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The Nessie Shop

your ancestors and have you seen your family crest!

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 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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1 Urquhart Castle Postcode: IV63 6XJ Tel: 01456 450 551 Opening Hours: Open all year, 7 days a week. 1 Apr-30 Sept-9.30am-6pm, 1-31 Oct 9.30am-5pm, 1 Nov-31 Mar 9.30am-4.30pm

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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

3 Duff House Postcode: AB45 3SX Tel: 01261 818 181 Opening Hours: Open all year Thu to Sun during winter

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4 Elgin Cathedral Postcode: IV30 1HU Tel: 01343 547 171 Opening Hours: Open all year

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5 Fort George Postcode: IV2 7TE Tel: 01667 460 232 Opening Hours: Open all year


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Dumfries and Galloway Caerlaverock Castle 17 Cardoness Castle 18 Dundrennan Abbey 19 Glenluce Abbey 20 MacLellan’s Castle 21 New Abbey Corn Mill 22 Sweetheart Abbey 23 Threave Castle 24 Whithorn Priory and Museum 16

Glasgow, Clyde and Ayrshire 25 Bothwell Castle 26 Craignethan Castle 27 Crossraguel Abbey 28 Dumbarton Castle 29 Dundonald Castle 30 Glasgow Cathedral 31 Newark Castle 32 Rothesay Castle

The Kingdom of Fife Aberdour Castle and Gardens 43 Dunfermline Abbey and Palace 44 Inchcolm Abbey and Island 45 St Andrews Castle 46 St Andrews Cathedral

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The Scottish Borders 11 Dryburgh Abbey 12 Hermitage Castle 13 Jedburgh Abbey 14 Melrose Abbey 15 Smailholm Tower

Central and West Argyll’s Lodging 34 Bonawe Historic Iron Furnace 35 Castle Campbell and Gardens 36 Doune Castle 37 Dunblane Cathedral 38 Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel 39 Inchmahome Priory 40 Iona Abbey and Nunnery 41 Stirling Castle 33

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Edinburgh and the Lothians Blackness Castle 2 Cairnpapple Hill 3 Craigmillar Castle 4 Crichton Castle 5 Dirleton Castle and Gardens 6 Edinburgh Castle 7 Linlithgow Palace 8 Seton Collegiate Church 9 Tantallon Castle 10 Trinity House Maritime Museum* 1

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Hugh Miller’s Birthplace IV11 8XA Tel: 01381 600245

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Inverewe Garden Corrieshalloch Gorge Hugh Miller’s Birthplace

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Brodie Castle Culloden Battlefield

Balmacara Estate Pabbay Mingulay Berneray

Haddo House

Kintail Mar Lodge Estate

Fort William

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Moirlanich Longhouse

Burg

Iona

Dundee

Perth

Arduaine Garden

Dollar Glen Menstrie Castle

Ben Lomond Crarae Garden

Hill House

Goat Fell

House of Dun

Barry Mill

Branklyn Garden

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Hill of Tarvit Mansion Falkland Palace

St Andrews Kellie Castle

Alloa Tower

Stirling

Culross

Bannockburn The Pineapple

Edinburgh

Preston Mill

House of Inveresk Lodge Glasgow the Binns Weaver’s Newhailes Garden Malleny Cottage Gladstone’s Land Garden Georgian House David Livingstone Tenement House Pollok House Centre Holmwood House National Museum Greenbank Garden of Rural Life Brodick Castle Bachelors’ Club Harmony Robert Smail’s & Country Park Printing Works Priorwood Garden Garden Ayr

Culzean Castle & Country Park

Robert Burns’s Birthplace

Grey Mare’s Tail

Souter Johnnie's Cottage

Dumfries

www.nts.org.uk

Aberdeen

Craigower Linn of Tummel The Dunkeld Hermitage

Ben Lawers

Geilston Garden

Inverewe Garden

Castle Fraser Craigievar Castle Crathes Castle Drum Castle

J M Barrie’s Birthplace

Killiecrankie

Glencoe

Brodie Castle See fine art and sumptuous interiors

Pitmedden Garden

West Affric

Canna

Staffa

Leith Hall

Falls of Glomach

Glenfinnan Monument

The National Trust for Scotland is a Scottish charity, SC007410

Fyvie Castle

Inverness

Threave Rockcliffe Broughton House

Thomas Carlyle’s Birthplace

St Abb’s Head


Cawdor Castle & Gardens The most romantic castle in the Highlands Home of the Thanes of Cawdor for over 600 years

• Superb tapestries and fine pictures, furniture, books and porcelain • Delightful gardens with splendid trees and contemporary sculptures • Gift and Highland shops and specialist cashmere and woollens shop • Medieval tower and drawbridge • Nature trails in Cawdor Big Wood • 9 hole golf course and putting green • Licensed Cafe and Coffee House

OPEN EVERY DAY 1 MAY - 1st SUNDAY IN OCTOBER 10am-5.30pm (last admission 5pm) For information: T: 01667 404401 E: info@cawdorcastle.com W: www.cawdorcastle.com


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Cawdor Castle & Gardens The most romantic castle in the Highlands Home of the Thanes of Cawdor for over 600 years The Castle A fairy-tale castle which you can touch and see and sense for yourself, Cawdor is a splendid house and home of the Dowager Countess Cawdor. With its low doorways, turnpike stairs, massive walls warmed by rare tapestries and its original kitchens, Cawdor is a place where you can slip right into Scottish history.

The Gardens Cawdor’s three outstanding gardens are not to be missed. They include herbaceous borders, roses, rhododendrons, the rare blue poppy, spring bulbs, contemporary sculptures and a wild garden. In Cawdor Big Wood are splendid trees and nature trails. On certain days walk to nearby Auchindoune House to explore the Tibetan, formal and vegetable gardens as well as an orchard and arboretum.

Auchindoune Gardens Open Tuesday and Thursday, May, June and July 10am - 4pm

How to get to Cawdor Castle, Nairn IV12 5RD Scotland T: 01667 404401 E: info@cawdorcastle.com www.cawdorcastle.com

Opening Times of Castle & Gardens Open 7 days a week 1 May - 1st Sunday in October 10am - 5.30pm (last entry 5pm) Wheelchair access limited

Facilities at Cawdor Licensed Courtyard Café · Coffee House · Wool Shop Gift Shop · Highland Shop · Flower Garden · Wild Garden Walled Garden · Nature Trails · 9 Hole Golf Course Putting Green · Picnic Area · Car & Coach Parks · Out of season and evenings private tours can be arranged by appointment. Guided tours of the castle and gardens for groups are also available for an additional charge (must book) Brochures in seven languages

Situated between Inverness and Nairn on the B9090 off the A96


Historic Attractions www.nts.org.uk

Culloden 01463 796090

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Historic battlefield Visitor centre & exhibition Living history CafĂŠ & shop

We are on the B9006, 5 miles east of Inverness

The National Trust for Scotland is a Scottish charity, SC007410.

www.nts.org.uk

Brodie Castle 01309 641371

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Art collection Garden & woodland walks Adventure playground Tearoom & shop

We are 24 miles east of Inverness

The National Trust for Scotland is a Scottish charity, SC007410.


Best Boat Trips There is a good choice of both freshwater and saltwater boat trips here.

Head east to the sea and the Moray Firth if you want to be more certain of seeing wildlife!

For a cruise on Loch Ness and a visit to Urqhuart Castle, a fleet of four vessels sail, year round, from various departure points on the Caledonian Canal and at the west end of the loch. Some cruises are served by a direct bus from the Inverness bus station. Other boats sail from Drumnadrochit and Fort Augustus.

This is the best spot in Britain to see bottlenosed dolphins close up, with trips departing from Inverness Harbour, Avoch, and Cromarty.You may also see common seals, grey seals, otters and the occasional porpoise.

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Daily Sailings from picturesque Avoch Harbour On the hour every hour, or as demand, weather and tide allows - please phone for times. You may encounter Ospreys and Red Kites, Seals, Porpoises, Bottlenose Dolphins and many other wildlife species including Otters, along with the odd historical landmark. Please be aware that sightings cannot be guaranteed.

To book Tel: 01381 622383 Email: info@dolphintripsavoch.co.uk www.dolphintripsavoch.co.uk Harbour Office, Pierhead, Avoch IV9 8PT


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

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£8.50 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 3rd April 2017 to 31st October 2017

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 £14.50 • Child £8.50 • Family 2/2 £42 • Concession £13.50

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

Adult £14.50 • Child £8.50 • Family 2/2 £42 • Concession £13.50


Thrill seeking. Calling all thrill seekers. The ultimate (and some say only) way to experience 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 3rd April to 31st October

Tuesday & Wednesday at 10:00 1st July to 31st August

Adult £30 • Child £18 Family 2/2 £90

Adult £50 • Child £30 Family 2/2 £145

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.

1 hour

Departing daily at 16:00 3rd April to 31st October Adult £24 • Child £15 Family 2/2 £75

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

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Departing daily at 13:30, 14:30 and 15:30 1st July to 31st August Adult £15 • Child £10 Family 2/2 £45

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Activities & Adventures Views come at no extra cost in the Highlands and Moray when you’re out and about in the great outdoors. There are so many special places you can spend a day exploring and getting familiar with.You could mountain bike through ancient Caledonian pinewoods taking in lochs and moorland on your way; Glen Affric is one such gem. Or try the Great Glen Way, which is popular with cyclists and walkers. Thrill seekers could take to the water with a high speed boat ride on Loch Ness or you could climb a 99ft sand dune on the Moray coast.

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Alternatively, you could see more of the real Scotland with a specialist tour. Friendly guides and comfortable vehicles make for a memorable trip that could take you to spots off the beaten track.

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Loch Ness Riding

Loch Ness Riding takes experienced riders for hacks and lessons, either privately or in small groups. Riders should be competent and balanced at all paces - English style no jumping required! We can do day rides and trail ride of 2 or 3 days as well as shorter hacks of 1,2 and 3 hrs.

We are 10 miles SW of Inverness which takes about 15-20 mins by car, based near Dores on the east side of Loch Ness at the north end of the Great Glen Tel: 07973 815 208 Email: candy@lochnessriding.co.uk www.lochnessriding.co.uk


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Family Fun There are plenty of family fun options in and around Inverness. The city has the biggest leisure centre in the Highlands, with a wave pool, a river with geysers, three flumes and an outdoor pool. If you would rather swim in the sea, go to Nairn with its two superb beaches or to Rosemarkie on the other side of the Moray Firth. From the shore near here at Chanonry Point you have an excellent chance of getting close up views of bottle nosed dolphins.

There is a good choice of boat trips on Loch Ness and dolphin watching on the Moray Firth. For something more active you could try family friendly canoeing trips or get in the saddle and go pony trekking or trail riding. Many of the golf courses welcome families or you could hone your skills on a floodlit driving range. Just to the south of Inverness is the popular Landmark Forest Adventure Park, with many exciting rides and some serious adrenalin boosting activities. Just beyond Landmark is the impressive Highland Wildlife Park with Amur tigers, polar bears, wolves and snow leopards.

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Forest Activity Area Floating Tap

Treetop Trail

Tilted Room

Timber Extraction Exhibit

Growing Shrinking Room

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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)

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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.

★ 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).

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(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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Don’t miss this amazing addition to our attractions. Take some time to relax and take in the beauty of the hundreds of brightly coloured butterflies of all sizes as they fly around the amazing purpose-built hothouse. These are some of the most stunning butterflies from all over the world – see them hatch out in the special climate-controlled cabinet, see them glide through the foliage and watch as they feed on fruit and flower nectar. Enjoy too the amazing display of tropical flowers and plants. Listen to the water cascade into the fish pool, relax and remember to take some of the best photos ever!

Under 1.2m must be accompanied by a person of 1.2m or taller. Toddlers must be accompanied by an adult. See website for conditions.

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Where seeing is not believing ! In a corner of this ancient forest nothing is as it seems. A spinning Vortex Tunnel, a Wonky Room where you walk at mad angles and a Bizarre Room where you grow and shrink…There’s loads of wonderful oddness. Kids and us loved it! - Sarah Mollins, Crieff

red squirrel trail and forest Tower bamboozeleum Enter a magical world packed with mystifying and dazzling exhibits New exhibits added regularly. All amazing! Graeme Wilkins, Lochgilphead

Take in the beauty and tranquillity of the 10,000 year old forest. You might see a rare Red Squirrel. See for miles from top of the Forest Tower. Free telescope.

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

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lost labyrinth

Treetop Trail

Are you brave enough to follow the footsteps of the Lost Explorer… to the safety of The Explorers Amazing Tree Mansion? Amazing! Marshall Family, Eyemouth

A unique experience of the ancient forest.

skydive* A 10 metre climbing wall with eight routes to beat. 17st/110kg max weight, 22”/56cm min waist)

tarzan trail* A ropes course set just a bit closer to the ground. (1.1m min height)

Buy tickets online◊ and fast track ∆ into the park

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

Don’t miss our Family Rollercoaster.... sit tight and enjoy the ride as it twists and turns through the trees Brill for kids Nicola Roberts / Invergordon (1.1m min height with adult over 18. Otherwise 1.4m)

adventureland antcity/kids zone

runaway timber train*

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

wee monkey trail*

pinnacle* forest safari Mini 4 x 4 jeeps on a self-drive ‘Forest tour’

- do it at www.landmarkpark.co.uk

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

online tickets

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new...Opened July 2016 Don’t miss

wildwatercoaster*

the butterfly House

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

Don’t miss this amazing addition to our attractions. Take some time to relax and take in the beauty of the hundreds of brightly coloured butterflies of all sizes as they fly around the amazing purpose-built hothouse. These are some of the most stunning butterflies from all over the world – see them hatch out in the special climate-controlled cabinet, see them glide through the foliage and watch as they feed on fruit and flower nectar. Enjoy too the amazing display of tropical flowers and plants. Listen to the water cascade into the fish pool, relax and remember to take some of the best photos ever!

Under 1.2m must be accompanied by a person of 1.2m or taller. Toddlers must be accompanied by an adult. See website for conditions.

wonderwood

Where seeing is not believing ! In a corner of this ancient forest nothing is as it seems. A spinning Vortex Tunnel, a Wonky Room where you walk at mad angles and a Bizarre Room where you grow and shrink…There’s loads of wonderful oddness. Kids and us loved it! - Sarah Mollins, Crieff

red squirrel trail and forest Tower bamboozeleum Enter a magical world packed with mystifying and dazzling exhibits New exhibits added regularly. All amazing! Graeme Wilkins, Lochgilphead

Take in the beauty and tranquillity of the 10,000 year old forest. You might see a rare Red Squirrel. See for miles from top of the Forest Tower. Free telescope.

Two floors of climby, jumpy, slidey fun for younger guests (and supervising adults) Shooting Gallery�, Mini Diggers�, Remote Controlled Trucks� (�£1 coin charge)

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

ropeworx*

lost labyrinth

Treetop Trail

Are you brave enough to follow the footsteps of the Lost Explorer… to the safety of The Explorers Amazing Tree Mansion? Amazing! Marshall Family, Eyemouth

A unique experience of the ancient forest.

skydive* A 10 metre climbing wall with eight routes to beat. 17st/110kg max weight, 22”/56cm min waist)

tarzan trail* A ropes course set just a bit closer to the ground. (1.1m min height)

Buy tickets online◊ and fast track ∆ into the park

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

Don’t miss our Family Rollercoaster.... sit tight and enjoy the ride as it twists and turns through the trees Brill for kids Nicola Roberts / Invergordon (1.1m min height with adult over 18. Otherwise 1.4m)

adventureland antcity/kids zone

runaway timber train*

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

wee monkey trail*

pinnacle* forest safari Mini 4 x 4 jeeps on a self-drive ‘Forest tour’

- do it at www.landmarkpark.co.uk

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

online tickets

◊ ∆

Online tickets available March to October Fast Track between 10-1pm daily


Landmark

The Butterfly House

Forest Activity Area Floating Tap

Treetop Trail

Tilted Room

Timber Extraction Exhibit

Growing Shrinking Room

and Adventure for everyone!

Wee Monkey Trail

Forest Safari Kids Zone First Aid Station

Wildlife Feeding Area

Scottish Thistle Award WINNER

Teeny Farm Ride Remote Controlled Trucks Haggis Farm Shooting Gallery

Illusion Chair

family ct

day OUT

ForestA whole Adventure Park day’s Fun, Discovery

Vortex Tunnel

e perfe th

Cone Kiln

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

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.

★ 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*.

member of

(*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).

Free infoline 0800-731-3446

Aviemore

Family Adventures

Inverness

• Landmark Carrbridge A96

5

A9

Aviemore

Fort William

Aberdeen

A9

March to late October.

Home made fish and chips, a burger roll or a salad? You choose. Cook’s specials and lots more over lunchtime and of course a great selection of delicious home baking all day. Open all year* (*except Christmas Day and 1st Jan)

A9

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

Dundee Stirling Glasgow

Perth

• • Edinburgh •

• 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

BOOK Your day, week, or season tickets great new attraction...the butterfly house online

Runaway Timber Train • Wildwatercoaster bamboozeleum • The Lost Labyrinth • Skydive Wonderwood • climbing Wall • Treetop Trail ropeworx • Check out the website for the full story…

www.landmarkpark.co.uk

online tickets (March to Oct)


ONLY SEVEN MILES FROM AVIEMORE

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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.

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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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Beaches The capital of the Highlands is no distance from some of Scotland’s finest sandy beaches.

Findhorn Beach, with a choice of good places to eat in the historic village.

Just along the coast to the east is Nairn with its two great beaches: the attractive Central Beach, close to the middle of town, and the wilder East Beach with its spectacular sand dunes. Further to the east is the famous

To the north of Inverness on the other side of the Beauly Firth is the friendly Rosemarkie Beach with a path along the shore to Chanonry Point – the best place in Scotland to spot dolphins. If you are looking for rockpools, delightful Shandwick Beach is just a short distance further north.

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Wildlife Watching Ancient pinewoods To savour the scenery and wildlife in the largest surviving Caledonian pinewoods beyond the Cairngorms, go west of Loch Ness. Several beautiful glens run through the hills here. The network of road and trails is particularly good at beautiful Glen Affric, off the A831 at Cannich. Use the paths near car parks at Dog Falls and Affric Falls to appreciate the massive woodland restoration work being done here. Look up in hopes of seeing a golden eagle, or in the pine trees for crested tit and Scottish crossbill. Dolphins and seals The narrow sea channel between Inverness and the Black Isle is a prime spot for bottlenose dolphins and common seals. The best dolphin lookout place is at Chanonry Point, beside a lighthouse at the end of a peninsula between Fortrose and Fort George. Use the road through the golf course. Dolphin-linked trips with accredited operators are available from Inverness, Avoch and Cromarty.

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See a Slavonian grebe in summer, and you’ll long remember the beauty of its golden head plumes. One of the best places in Britain for these superb waterbirds is Loch Ruthven, just a few miles east of Loch Ness. Get access off the B851 at Croachy and take a small trail from the car park to reach a hide. Watch for red grouse on the surrounding moors and roe, sika and red deer at the fringes of local woods.

If you’re daft about ducks and wading birds, then pullins on the north-east edge of the Black Isle are good to visit. A few hundred metres west of Jemimaville, a roadside hide overlooks Udale Bay – part of a wader and wildfowl supersystem that includes Nigg Bay near the northern shore of the Cromarty Firth. Hear redshank, oystercatcher, lapwing and curlew in summer and be boggled by many thousands of wigeon and pink-footed geese, plus the occasional merlin or peregrine, in winter. Red squirrel trails Opposite the monster-seekers-magnet of the western shore, the single-track B862 road between Dores and Fort Augustus straddles the less-visited side of Loch Ness. Travel it to enjoy the beauty of the roadside birch trees at any time of the year. At Inverfarigaig, the woodland trails can be good places to look for red squirrels and crossbill.

Forested sand dunes Trails through Culbin Forest, accessible from a car park at Wellhill, near Forres, lead through a massive, tree-covered sand dune system. From 1686 onwards, successive gales smothered the once-fertile farmland here. Now Corsican pines and other planted trees are home to scattered crested tits, crossbills and red squirrels. See some of the finest lichen-rich heath in the north softening the ground beneath the conifers. Plus an amazing array of wintergreens and creeping ladies tresses orchid.

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Theatres & Entertainment Eden Court Theatre, on the banks of the River Ness, lies at the heart of the performing arts in Inverness and the Highlands. Home to the only large scale performance venue in the region, it attracts top class productions from opera to popular music, ballet to modern dance, drama to musical theatre.You can see an arthouse film, catch a well-known comedian on tour, or simply have a drink in the bar and soak up the atmosphere.

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Want to hear live music? Then head for the Ironworks, a purpose-built music venue in Inverness.You can also find live music entertainment in many bars in the area. To experience authentic Scottish traditional music, you could visit the popular Hootananny. Take in a concert at a community arts venue or go along to a local ceilidh; you will find lots to choose from in the varied calendar of events.

Museums & Galleries A trip to the Museum at Fort George is a unique experience. This complete 18th century military fort is still occupied by a Scottish Regiment so it really is a living museum.You can find out more about the history and heritage of the Highlands at Inverness Museum & Gallery. While not museums, there are many grand stately houses and castles that open their doors to the public.You can see fine paintings, tapestries and furniture and get a real flavour of what life was like for their previous occupants. If contemporary art is to your taste there are commendable small private galleries, covering most arts and crafts, dotted across the region. Many are working studios that provide opportunities to see creations in the making.

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Glorious Gardens The capital of the Highlands is within easy reach of some exceptional gardens and specialist plant nurseries. The three gardens at Cawdor Castle are a major attraction in their own right. The delightful Frenchinspired Flower Garden was laid out in 1710. It has formal parterres, wide herbaceous borders, roses, and the original yew hedges. The Walled Garden dates from around 1600 and now has a holly maze in one half and more flower beds beyond. The Wild Garden, on a steep slope between the castle and the Cawdor burn, is an entrancing spot with rhododendrons, azaleas, primulas and bamboo. A short walk from the city centre are the quite outstanding Inverness Botanic Gardens. An oasis of calm and beauty, they include a Tropical House, Cactus House, and a beautiful outdoor garden with an excellent new Alpine Garden. To the west are two outstanding specialist nurseries: Ardfearn on the shores of the Beauly Firth; and Abriachan, a short distance further west on the shores of Loch Ness. Abriachan has an exceptional and unusual

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collection of hardy shrubs, perennial and alpines. From the nursery you can enjoy an impressive woodland garden that snakes its way uphill to a superb viewpoint over Loch Ness. Many delightful private gardens are open, in aid of charity, on certain days throughout the year. Well worth visiting, you can check out their opening dates through Scotland’s Gardens at: www.scotlandsgardens.org

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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 £3 , Children Free www.lochnessgarden.com

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Amazing Outdoors Explore Scotland’s magnificent landscapes. Thanks to Scotland’s progressive access rights to most land and inland water, you are welcome to enjoy a whole host of activities – from wildlife watching to walking, camping, mountain biking, horse riding and paragliding to kayaking and swimming – as long as you follow some basic advice in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Forestry Commission Scotland manages six Forest Parks, forest walks, bike trails, visitor centres and heritage sites across Scotland offering a fantastic day out on your doorstep.

Remember too that Scotland’s access legislation is different to the rest of the UK. Find out more at outdooraccess-scotland.com, especially if you’re camping or have a dog with you. Forests are great places to visit all year round. Whether it’s for a leisurely stroll or adrenalin fuelled mountain biking, Scotland’s National Forest Estate has something for everyone.

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Table Reservation Especially for You at The Wee Dram Offering a quiet relaxed atmosphere to enjoy dinner, where our chef proudly cooks home made meals using locally sourced produce. We serve a tempting selection of traditional Scottish meals including the Famous Scottish Haggis, West Coast Salmon, Black Isle Venison and Orkney Beef. The Wee Dram Bar boast a collection of over 100 Scottish malt Whiskys, a great selection of Scottish beers, local ales and wines from around the world. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are always available. Loch View Terrace and beer garden

Open May to October 11am to 11pm Daily Foyers House Hotel, Upper Foyers, IV2 6XU (next to the waterfall) For Reservations: Telephone 01456 486 405 Email:foyers.house@mail.com

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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.

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Home of Authentic Indian & Bangladeshi Restaurant and Takeaway We welcome you and tempt you to try our unrivaled range of authentic & imaginative traditional Indian foods Our food is cooked to the highest standards only using the best quality & freshest ingredients. We cater for Vegetarians/Non Vegetarians and Special Dietry requests.

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A superb Scottish restaurant situated right on the shores of the Cromarty Firth serving breakfast, lunch and delicious homemade cakes and pastries from 9am daily until 6pm. To ensure that we can utilise the amazing produce from our region the menu changes on a daily basis. The foodhall has a fantastic selection of local artisan foods, a deli as well as a great selection of whiskies, wines and over 70 different gins from around Scotland and further afield. Our gift shop also offers gifts for your home and perfect presents for friends and family. We look forward to welcoming you to The STOREHOUSE Restaurant, Foodhall and Gift Shop.

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ALLANGRANGE ARMS SERVING REAL ALES, FINE WINES AND FRESHLY COOKED GOURMET PUB FOOD

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Open all day every day for meals, snacks and refereshments Our extensive menu offers the best of fresh local produce from homemade venison, beef or pork burgers to organic Black Isle steaks and localy caught seafood specials.

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2 or 3 Course Lunch Monday - Saturday 2 Course £7.95 / 3 Course £9.95 Traditional High Teas Every Night 5.00pm - 7.00pm Fantastic Sunday Carvery 12.00-2.30 A’ La Carte Dinner 5.00pm - 9.00pm Reservations are advisable

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Speciality Shops Whether you are looking for something traditional or innovative, you are on to a real winner. Fine knitwear, Scottish gifts and of course kilts are aplenty. At Highland House of Fraser, you can meet the people who make the kilts and get an insight into the expertise and skill that goes into the art of kilt making. Quality Scottish shopping can be had at retailers such as Holm Mills Shopping Village and top independent store, Brodie Countryfare. In another splendid countryside setting, Logie Steading captivates customers with its unique selection of arts and crafts, antiques and second hand books. In Inverness, the covered Victorian Market is a delight to explore; you can enjoy looking around the owner operated outlets, engage in a conversation and appreciate this special kind of shopping experience.

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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.

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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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Family Restaurant The 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.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;A recommended, relaxing day out to spend with family and friendsâ&#x20AC;? 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!

Foodhall and Delicatessen Brodie Countryfare has built its reputation on quality, a theme which extends to everything. The Delicatessen tempts every taste. Meats, cheeses, hand made chocolates, honey and a huge range of dried fruits are in abundance. The Foodhall stocks the best selection of all

Brodie Countryfare Brodie, by Forres Moray IV36 2TD 01309 641 555 enquiries@brodiecountryfare.com www.brodiecountryfare.com

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Menswear The Menswear department offers the latest in fashionable casual wear for men, including a wide selection of shirts, casual trousers and sweatshirts. Cutting edge brands include Gant, Casa Moda 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.


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The Olive Tree Cafe

Great homemade food sourced locally and seasonally. Everything is freshly prepared with vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options.

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Giles Pearson Antiques

The secondhand bookshop has become a rarity. Opened in 1999, this one defies the trend and thrives with an ever-changing stock of 20,000 books in a wide range of subjects. "Top drawer· and "bottom drawer· prices! Always looking for fresh quality stock in eclectic subjects.

Selection of antique country furniture for sale. Restoration service: specialising in cane and rush seating. Giles occasionally works oft site so please ring before coming.

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Logie Steading Art Gallery

River Findhorn Heritage Centre

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

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.

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Logie Whisky & Wine

Logie House Gardens

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..

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.

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My Secret Dressing Room

Play Park and River Walk

A beautiful selection of new, pre-loved, and vintage accessories and gifts for ladles' dressing rooms. Pretty or practical: find the perfect finishing touches.

01309 611319 dressingscotland@gmail.com • logie.co.uk

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

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Great Golf There is no shortage of great courses within easy reach of Inverness. High on most people’s lists will be Castle Stuart on the shores of the Moray Firth. One of the finest new links courses in Scotland, it has already hosted the Scottish Open four times.

All courses welcome visitors with many offering online booking. Some will require a handicap certificate. Others are more family-friendly, where beginners are welcome and you can just turn up, pay and play.

Just along the coast the Nairn Golf Club, founded in 1887, has a superb links course with views of the sea from every hole. Its less famous neighbour, Nairn Dunbar, a heathland mixed with links course, is a challenging test in its own right. Another stunning and historic links course, just across the Moray Firth, is Fortrose and Rosemarkie. Established in 1793, it is surrounded by the sea on three sides, and is especially beautiful when the gorse is in bloom. The Highland capital has three good 18-hole courses, the best being Inverness Golf Club, a fine parkland example, while nearby Loch Ness Golf Club is a very good outing. Torvean is the town’s municipal course, but it is always in good condition and worth a round.

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Whisky Distilleries Whisky lover or total newbie – everyone should visit a whisky distillery at least once for a genuine centuries old experience. The North East of Scotland has plenty of famous Malt Whisky distilleries ready to welcome you and share their secrets.

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Speyside, on the lower reaches of the River Spey, is the heartland of the Scotland’s malt whisky industry. The 50 distilleries in this small area produce 60% of the country’s malt whisky.

Most distilleries have excellent shops where you can buy a range of their single malts of varying ages, many of them unobtainable elsewhere. Some distilleries even bottle rare single cask whiskies. Slainté.

• Maturation The whisky is matured for a minimum of three years in oak bourbon casks from the United States or in sherry casks from Spain. The traces of bourbon or sherry in the casks imparts a subtle flavour to the whisky.

Amongst the world famous distilleries you’ll discover here are: The Glenlivet; Glen Grant; Glen Moray; Glenfiddich; Strathisla and The Macallan. The most recent addition is the small family owned Ballindalloch Distillery. Probably the closest distillery to Inverness is Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre on the outskirts of Muir of Ord. Further afield are the award-winning Tomatin Distillery just to the south of Inverness, Dalwhinnie in the west, Scotland’s highest distillery, and Lochnagar on Deeside. Also well worth visiting is the Speyside Cooperage in Aberlour – makers and repairers of 150,000 oak casks per year for the local malt whisky industry.

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Wort, Washbacks and Stills Malt whisky distilleries offer a variety of behind-thescenes tours. Here you’ll experience the processes that have to be gone through before a grain of barley is converted into a drop of malt whisky. Just so you know what to expect before you book your tour, the key processes are: • Malting Top quality barley is soaked in water for 2-3 days until it germinates and the starch in the grain has been converted into sugar. • Drying The grain is then dried in a kiln, with as much or as little peat smoke as the distillery requires. This halts the germination process. • Milling The malted barley is ground up into a coarse flour or grist.

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• Mashing To extract the sugar from the grist, hot water is added in a large stainless steel ‘kettle’ known as a mash tun. This produces a sweet smelling sugary liquid known as wort. • Fermentation To convert the sugar into alcohol, yeast is added to the wort, in massive Oregon Pine or stainless steel tubs known as washbacks. The liquid is now known as wash. • Distillation The wash is distilled twice in long

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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 a distillery tour followed by a tutored nosing and tasting of six different whiskies from our Tomatin core range.

Understand the importance of cask selection with an in-depth distillery and warehouse 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: £20 Allow about 2 hours

Over 18s only: £35 Allow about 2.5 hours

Over 18s £8, under 18s £4 Allow about 1 hour 15 mins

Booking in advance is highly recommended to guarantee your place on a tour

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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

WHERE WE ARE

Looking for something different? We are happy to provide bespoke tours subject to availability, contact us to discuss.

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.

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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Great Walks From trails past stunning waterfalls, through ancient Caledonian pinewoods, coastal walks in forested sand dunes and a path past Scotland’s tallest tree, there are plenty of options near to Inverness. Just back from the sea between Nairn and Findhorn is the extraordinary Culbin Forest, planted in the 1920s to stabilise sand dunes. Nine miles long, with a network of tracks (Easy to get lost! So make sure you pick up a map) it is best accessed from Wellhill near Forres. C

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If you’re looking for the true spirit of Scotland start your search at a VisitScotland iCentre in Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn. Many are open all year round and can give you advice on where to go, what to see and do and even book accommodation and tickets for all kinds of events, activities and transport. Opening times can be checked at visitscotland.com/icentre INVERNESS (Castle Wynd) FORT AUGUSTUS (Car Park) NORTH KESSOCK (Picnic site A9)

AVIEMORE (Grampian Road) DRUMNADROCHIT (The Car Park) Open all year Seasonal

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iKnow Scotland is a network of accredited VisitScotland partners, with excellent local expertise. Wherever you see the iKnow logo you can trust that you’ll receive excellent advice on how to get the most from your visit, with travel advice and insider tips about the must-see attractions in Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn.

Churches The Episcopal Cathedral Church of St Andrew, built using local red Tarradale stone, is the most northerly cathedral in mainland Britain. The foundation stone, of what was the first new Cathedral to be completed in Great Britain since the Reformation, was laid in 1866 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Cathedral was opened for public worship in 1869. Also beside the River Ness is St Mary’s, the first Catholic Church to be built in Inverness since the persecution of Catholics. Across the river, on a grassy mound, stands the Old High Church; thought to be where St Columba encountered King Brude in 565 AD, when the Gospel was first proclaimed.

The Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, formed in 1893, considers itself to be the constitutional heir of the historic Church of Scotland. The Inverness congregation, of what is sometimes referred to as the Wee Wee Frees, meets at the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, Chapel Street.

Old High Church, Inverness

The heart of the Inverness Presbytery, and the Church of Scotland, is Trinity Church. Many other historic, impressive COS churches are dotted around the city, including Inverness East Church of Scotland and Old High Street St Stephen’s. The wider region supports many diverse Church of Scotland parishes.

Maps by Ashworth Maps and Interpretation Ltd. Photo Credits: VisitScotland; David Hayes; Still Moving Picture Company; Dorothy Carse; Jackie Watson; Dolphin Trips Avoch; Cawdor Castle; Cruise Loch Ness; Highland Riding Centre; Historic Environment Scotland; Inverness Museum & Art Gallery; National Trust for Scotland; Charlie Phillips, Dolphin Spirit; Experience 4x4; Inverness Leisure; Landmark Forest Adventure Park; Highland Wildlife Park; Eden Court Theatre; Loch Ness Riding; James Ross; Craig Macgregor, Loch Ness Centre; Chris Mould, The Waterside Hotel; Ewen Weatherspoon, Inverness Victorian Market; McAteer Photograph, Eastgate Shopping Centre; Leon Chew, Chivas; Rabbies Tours. 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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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, 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

Q5 Pentland Ferries n Travel to the Orkney Islands with your car on our purpose built catamaran leaving Caithness from as little as £54. Tel: 01856 831 226. www.pentlandferries.co.uk KW1 4YB

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

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

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

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

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

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

K13 Glen Affric (FCS) n Glen Affric has been described as ‘the most

of wildlife. Discover plants from every corner of the Earth. Explore Inverewe House, now open to visitors. Visitor Centre and restaurant open April Oct. Tel: 01445 781229. www.nts.org.uk IV22 2LG

H9 The Perfume Studio n The Highland’s only working perfumery, coffee

L11 Rogie Falls (FCS) n Rogie Falls is a beautiful spot off the main road

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

K14 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

Q7 Lhaiday Caithness Croft, Dunbeath n N9 Dunrobin Castle and Gardens n Wonderful displays of paintings, tapestries,

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

Q3 Skara Brae Prehistoric Village n Step back 5000 years and explore one of Europe’s best-preserved historic settlements. See stone furniture, jewellery, tools and unexplained ritual objects left behind by Neolithic villagers. www.historicenvironment.scot/skara-brae T: 01856 841 815.

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L13 Castle Cruises Loch Ness n Cruise with us and enjoy exhilarating fresh 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

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L13 Fiddler’s Highland Restaurant n Good highland Food, served by our friendly staff

in our Restaurant and an Award-winning Whisky Selection, Locally Brewed Beers and Scottish Craft Gins and Spirits in our Café Bar. Dinner Bookings Essential. Tel. 01456 450678. www.fiddledrum.co.uk IV63 6TX

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.historicenvironment.scot/urquhart-castle T: 01456 450 551.

M12 Inverness Victorian Market n The historic Victorian Market is one of the

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

M12 Culloden (NTS) n Experience the Battle of Culloden at this

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

L13 The Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition M12 Dolphin Spirit Inverness n n Experience the World Famous Exhibition, a 5 Star Experience the wildlife of the beautiful Moray Firth, (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

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

N11 Cawdor Castle & Gardens n Highland home of the Thanes of Cawdor for over

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

P11 Culbin (FCS) n Climb Hill 99, Culbin’s highest sand dune at N11 Fort George (HS) M12 n Q21 n M21 Highland Experience Tours n n March into Britain’s mightiest fortress for an With our friendly guides and luxury vehicles, we’re

unforgettable experience. Explore this enormous military base & gain an insight into life as a Redcoat or join one of our Dolphin Watches. www.historicenvironment.scot/fort-george T: 01667 460 232.

the best way to experience Scotland. Join our one-day or multi-day tours and get in touch with the real Scotland-it’s landscape, history and people. www.highlandexperience.com Inverness IV1 1HG Tel: 01463 719222. Edinburgh EH1 1RE Tel: 0131 226 1414. Glasgow G1 1QX Tel: 0141 221 3737.

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 Open 7 days with a range of tours and malt whiskies. www.tomatin.com/about T: 01463 248144, IV13 7YT E-mail:visitors@tomatin.com

Cairngorms, Aberdeen and Tayside P11 Logie Steading n Contemporary Art, Secondhand Books, Crafts,

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

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No visit to Scotland is complete without a visit to a working Scotch Malt Whisky Distillery. How better to capture the true spirit of the nation? To book a tour visit: www.discovering-distilleries.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

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

R11 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

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

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

Q11 n R19 n R24 Johnstons of Elgin Cashmere n Visitor Centre

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.

R11 Baxters Highland Village n Visit our speciality foodhall stocked with Baxters

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

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

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Q13 The Glenlivet T13 Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate n n Enjoy a visit to this world famous distillery located (NTS) in Speyside, offering a selection of bespoke tours and tastings - Coffee Shop, Gift Shop and Exhibition. Open from 13 March to 10th November. T: 01340 821 720. www.theglenlivet.com

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

N14 Aviemore Quad Bike Treks n Quad treks on off-road tracks and trails @

Rothiemurchus, Aviemore. Stunning views of mountain and moorland scenery. Families, groups and individuals welcome. PH22 1QH. Tel: 01479 812345. www.quadtreksaviemore.com

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 all year (garden April - Oct). Tel: 01330 700334. www.nts.org.uk AB31 5EY

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

Q12 Aberlour n Offering bespoke exclusive whisky tours & tutored

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

tastings for the whisky connoisseur - check our website www.aberlour.com for full details of all our tours and opening times T: 01340 881 249.

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

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

M14 Harris Tweed Shop n T15 Stonehaven Heated Open Air Pool n Iconic Harris tweeds, Designer, Classic and 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 27 May - 3 Sept 2017. www.stonehavenopenairpool.co.uk or tel 01569 762134 (in season). AB39 2RD

Q14 Balmoral Estate n Scottish home to the Royal Family. Castle Ballroom T12 Haddo House (NTS) n 6 miles west of Ellon. Designed in 1732 by

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

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

T13 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

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

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

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, target sports and 4x4 experiences set in 50,000 acres of private Highland Estate. Mountain tracks, forest, waterfalls, & castles. Tel: 01528 544358. www.quadbiketours.co.uk

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

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

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

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 Loch Insh Outdoor Centre & n Boathouse Restaurant

N16 The House of Bruar n Situated on the A9 eleven miles North of Pitlochry P15 Mar Lodge Estate (NTS) n Large estate in the heart of the Cairngorms

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

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

N13 Landmark Forest Adventure Park n Tropical Butterfly House, Rollercoaster,

Watercoaster, Wonder Wood, Adventure Play, ‘Lost Labyrinth’, ‘parachute jump’, 3 aerial rope courses, ‘Bamboozeleum’, climbing wall, Tree Top Trail, shop, restaurant and loads more! Tel: 0800 731 3446. www.landmarkpark.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

M17 Ben Lawers National Nature n 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

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

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

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

N17 The Scottish Crannog Centre n Experience the Iron Age and celebrate our 20th Anniversary! Exhibits, guided tours, ‘hands-on’ ancient skills, giftshop, picnic area. Guide dogs only. 2017: open daily 1 April - 31 Oct. Tel 01887 830583. www.crannog.co.uk Kenmore, PH15 2HY.

N17 Loch Tay Safaris n Explore the Water-Discover the story. Welcome

aboard our comfortable cabin Rib and embark on a journey through the history, nature, folklore and mystical charm of Loch Tay. www.lochtaysafaris.net Tel: 01887 820071.

P17 Tay Forest Park (FCS) n You’ll discover legends about demons and dragons, 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,

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.

N18 Crieff Visitor Centre n

Home of Caithness Glass

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.

P18 Branklyn Garden (NTS) n Small but magnificent garden with an impressive

collection of rare and unusual plants. Open April to Oct. 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

R17 J. M. Barrie’s Birthplace Kirriemuir n (NTS)

House contains a museum of J. M. Barrie’s furniture and personal items, and houses a Peter Pan display. Open April to September. Tel: 01575 572646. www.nts.org.uk DD8 4BX

S16 House of Dun & Montrose Basin n Nature Reserve (NTS)

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

S18 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 September. Tel: 01241 856761. www.nts.org.uk DD7 7RJ

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

R18 n M21 ScotKart Indoor Karting and n N17 Visit Aberfeldy n Visit Aberfeldy, an area rich in history, outdoor activities, family fun and incredible beauty set in Highland Perthshire, the heart of Scotland. www.visitaberfeldy.co.uk

P17 The Hermitage (NTS) n Woodland walk to Ossian’s Hall overlooking the dramatic Black Linn Falls. Near Dunkeld. Open: all year, daily. Tel: 01350 728641. www.nts.org.uk PH8 0HX

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 597557. DD2 4SH www.scotkart.co.uk

West Highlands and Islands E12 Dunvegan Castle & Gardens n Dunvegan Castle has been the home of the chiefs 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

E11 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

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.

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

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

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

H13 Kintail & Morvich (NTS) n E11 Visit Waternish See the Five Sisters of Kintail and the Falls of n Visit Waternish, for great food and drink, a variety Glomach. Estate open all year, daily. Countryside of fine arts and crafts, breathtaking natural beauty and scenery, wonderful wildlife and a warm welcome. www.visit-waternish.co.uk

Centre April to September. Tel: 01599 511231. www.nts.org.uk IV40 8HQ

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G13 Kylerhea, Isle of Skye (FCS) J16 Snowgoose Mountain Centre K19 Argyll Holidays n n n The Kylerhea otter hide is in a spectacular location Adventure breaks, courses & guiding. Try kayaking A well established family business offering 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.

G14 Duisdale House Hotel & Restaurant n 2 AA Rosette Restaurant perfect for evening dining

& canoeing on lochs, river & sea, dinghy sailing, high mountain walking, summer & winter climbing. Paddlesports gear hire. Tel: 01397 772467. PH33 7JH www.highlandactivitybreaks.co.uk

J16 Ice Factor n Ice, Rock, Air, Pure Adventure at the National

Ice Climbing Centre. Climb the world’s biggest indoor ice wall & some of the UK’s top rock walls. Rock & ice climbing lessons available daily. No experience required. Cafe, bar & shop. Tel: 01855 831100. www.ice-factor.co.uk

everything from archery to aerobics. Both our Hunters Quay and Drimsynie parks have excellent leisure facilities with something for the whole family. info@argyllholidays T: 0345 459 6412. www.argyllholidays.com Lochgoilhead PA24 8AD.

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

- 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.

F13 Duncan House Fine Jewellery Gallery n 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

F13 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

F13 Bella Jane Boat Trips n Experience the Unforgettable. Loch Coruisk, the

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

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

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

G14 Ragamuffin: On the pier@Armadale n Wonderful knitwear • beautiful clothes • gorgeous

gifts. Summer 9am - 6pm 7 days. Winter Monday Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm (Sundays closed January & February). Tel: 01471 844217.

J16 Treasures Of The Earth 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

J16 n N20 Experience Segway! n Join The Scottish Segway Centre for “the glide of

K17 Glencoe Mountain Resort n Mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, sledging,

summer tubing, chairlift rides, walking, climbing, stunning scenery, amazing wildlife, microlodge accommodation & great home cooked food. T: 01855 851226. www.glencoemountain.co.uk

n Spectacular mountain scenery and some of K17 Glencoe and Dalness (NTS)

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

J16 n G14 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.

J15 Nevis Range Mountain Gondola n All seasons attraction, scenic ride to 650m beside

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

your life!” Amazing, fun tours at the awesome Falkirk Wheel and in beautiful Glencoe. T: 01855 413205. Information & book online www.ScottishSegway.com

H15 Glenfinnan Monument (NTS) n At head of Loch Shiel, with views of Glenfinnan

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

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

E18 Iona Abbey n Founded by St Columba in 563, the early

monastery was a powerhouse of Christian learning. Today this ancient holy place remains a vibrant centre of Christianity set against a stunning island location. www.historicenvironment.scot/iona-abbey T: 01681 700 512.

H17 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 the Gulf of Corryvreckan. Porpoise, dolphins, eagles, whales and seals. Also Whale Watching, Iona, Staffa and Puffin Colony. Whirlpool Specials for the adventurous. www.seafari.co.uk/oban Tel: 01852 300003 - PA34 4RF

G19 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

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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, bike hire and more. T: 01700 811075. www.portavadie.com

G24 Glen Scotia Distillery n Single Malt Distillery offering tours and tastings at

11am and 3pm. For any enquiries or bookings for special tours or events please contact the distillery direct. 12 High Street, Campbeltown PA28 6DS. T: +44 (0) 1586 552 288. E: glenscotiashop@lochlomondgroup.com

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South East Scotland Q24 Grey Mare’s Tail Nature Reserve n (NTS)

A paradise for botanists, wildlife enthusiasts and 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

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

Q21 Maid of the Forth Boat Trips/ n 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

P20 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

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

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.forestry.gov.uk/7stanes

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. Featured in “Outlander”. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01383 880359. www.nts.org.uk KY12 8JH

Q21 The Scotch Whisky Experience n 5 Star. Marvel at The World’s Largest Collection

of Scotch Whisky. Whisky Tour, Bar, Tastings & Shop. Over 450 Whiskies. Whisky and food at Amber restaurant. Tel: 0131 220 0441. EH1 2NE

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

Enjoy an audio tour, in 30 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

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

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 Camera Obscura & World of n Illusions

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. www.camera-obscura.co.uk

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

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

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

R19 St Andrews Castle n Residence to Scotland’s most powerful

churchmen, the castle played a key role in the battle for hearts & minds during the Reformation. Brave the underground mine & discover some remarkable secrets. www.historicenvironment.scot/st-andrews-castle T: 01334 477 196.

Q21 Edinburgh Castle n Don’t miss Scotland’s No 1 visitor attraction. See

the Scottish Crown Jewels, Mons Meg, the One O’clock gun and much more. Book online for fast track entry at www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk T: 0131 225 9846.

R19 The British Golf Museum n The British Golf Museum has re-opened. 5 star 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! Enjoy the serenity of the beautiful Linlithgow Peel. www.historicenvironment.scot/linlithgow-palace T: 01506 842 896.

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

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

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

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

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

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

S19 Kellie Castle & Garden (NTS) n Fine 14th century castle with magnificent plaster ceilings and painted panelling. Arts and Crafts Garden. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01333 720271. www.nts.org.uk KY10 2RF

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

S23 Abbotsford House, Gardens & n Visitors Centre

Visit Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott and Scotland’s most fascinating and beautiful destination. Visitor Centre open all year round; Apr-Oct 10-5; Nov-Mar 10-4. House and Gardens; open Mar 10-4 Apr-Oct 10-5; TD6 9BQ Tel: 01896 752043. www.scottsabbotsford.com

R23 7stanes Mountain Bike Centres (FCS) n World-class mountain biking centres that span the

south of Scotland. Award-winning trails, including the internationally renowned Glentress, offer some of the best mountain biking in the country suitable for beginners, families and experts. www.forestry.gov.uk/7stanes

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 Q26 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 Garden & 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

M27 Broughton House and Garden n (NTS)

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

L26 Galloway Forest Park (FCS) n UK’s first ‘Dark Sky Park’ with 300 square miles

of mixed landscape to explore! Visitor centres at Clatteringshaws, Glentrool and Kirroughtree with stunning views, waymarked trails and fantastic cafes offering local produce. www.forestry.gov.uk/gallowayforestpark and www.forestry.gov.uk/7stanes

K24 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 June 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

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

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

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

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

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.

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 closed for 2017; Country park open all year. Tel: 01770 302202. www.nts.org.uk KA27 8HY

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

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

L27 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

K24 Heads of Ayr Farm Park (Scotland) Ltd n Fun and adventure for all the family. Meet lots

K24 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

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and Loch Lomond Shores complex. Open all year offering 50min, 1&2 hour cruises, waterbus services and private charters. Tel: 01389 752376. www.sweeneyscruises.com info@sweeneyscruises.com G83 8SW

K19 Cruise Loch Lomond n Scenery, Wildlife, Live Commentary, Outdoor

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

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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

L20 Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (FCS) n Find inspiration and exhilaration amongst bristling 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

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

L21 Snow Factor n Scotland’s only year round winter resort has a

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.

dedicated instruction slope, main ski slope, ice climbing wall, Bavarian Restaurant, Sledging & our new Baltic Ice Bar, and all only 10 minutes from Glasgow city centre (follow signs for the airport). T: 0871 222 5672. snowfactor.com

L19 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

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

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 cow nose rays! www.visitsealife.co.uk/ Loch-Lomond or call 01389 721 500.

K20 Loch Lomond Leisure n Boat Tours, Boat Hire, Watersports & Outdoor

Activities. Learn to Waterski, Wakeboard, Kayak, Paddleboard, Bike, Hike, Fish, Sail, plus much more. Located at Luss and Rowardennan. T: 0333 577 0715. www.lochlomond-scotland.com

L19 The Steamship Sir Walter Scott at n Loch Katrine

- 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

M19 Doune Castle n Set amid lovely countryside, the castle has played

many roles from royal residence to Jacobite prison and more recently film location for Monty Python, Game of Thrones and Outlander. www.historicenvironment.scot/doune-castle T: 01786 841 742.

M19 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

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

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 1PL

M21 Cuningar Loop (FCS) n Visit this exciting new woodland park in Glasgow. Land the size of 15 football pitches has been transformed into a greenspace with Scotland’s first outdoor bouldering park, a bike skills area, riverside walk, adventure play area and catering outlet. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

Girvan Beach, looking towards Arran

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the LOCHCARRON WEAVERS shop

the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading MANUFACTURER of TARTAN TARTAN - TWEED - KNITWEAR - KILTS


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).


THE

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).


Orkney by catamaran

Our purpose-built car and passenger ferry offers two comfortable lounges on the ship and an outside upper deck, which offers superb views. When you’ve taken in the sights, you can relax inside and enjoy hot and cold drinks and snacks from the on-board cafeteria. There is a wheelchair lift enabling disabled passengers to gain access from the car deck to the lounges. The journey by car from Inverness to Gills Bay is around 2 ½ to 3 hours, depending on conditions. Please allow plenty of time for the journey and check in at least 30 minutes before departure. The terminal at Gills Bay has a cafe serving a varied menu of hot and cold snacks and drinks as well as toilet facilities and information about places to visit during your stay in Orkney. Facilities for charging electric vehicles are provided at the ferry terminal.

The Italian Chapel Puffins can be seen from the boat

Departing from Gills Bay, you will arrive in Orkney through Scapa Flow at the conservation village of St Margaret’s Hope. From here sites such as the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, Skara brae and St. Magnus Cathedral are within easy reach across causeways known as the ‘Churchill Barriers’, built primarily as naval defences in the 1940s they now form part of the main road network to the Orkney Mainland.

Purpose-built car and passenger ferry sailing daily from the north coast of Scotland to Orkney. See over for timetable, tariff and how to book

ORKNEY West Mainland

Enjoy the views from the upper deck

Pentland Ferries’ sailings throughout the day mean that you can make your crossing to Orkney at a time that suits you, be that for a day trip or a longer stay.

Gills Bay terminal & cafe

The Orkney islands lie just an hour’s journey across the Pentland Firth from Gills Bay, near John O’Groats. With world-class archaeology, thriving local arts, crafts and music, and a rich diversity of wildlife, Orkney has a lot to offer the visitor.

St Magnus Cathedral

The heart of Neolithic Orkney

the fast way across the Pentland Firth

Stromness

Kirkwall Houton Scapa Flow

Gills Bay

St Margaret’s Hope John O’Groats


Timetable

TEL FREEFONE

Depart from

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat*

Sun

St Margaret’s Hope

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

Gills Bay

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

St Margaret’s Hope

11.50

11.50

11.50

11.50

11.50

11.50

11.50

0800 688 8998

Gills Bay

13.30

13.30

13.30

13.30

13.30

13.30

13.30

or BOOK ONLINE at

St Margaret’s Hope

16.50

16.50

16.50

16.50

16.50

16.50

16.50

Gills Bay

18.30

18.30

18.30

18.30

18.30

18.30

18.30

www.pentlandferries.co.uk

Times of departure - 02/01/17 to 31/05/17

*Note: During May the Saturday sailing times will change to the following times: Depart St Margaret’s Hope: 07.45, 11.15, 14.45, 18.00 Depart Gills Bay 09.30, 13.00, 16.30, 19.30.

Times of departure - 01/06/17 to 30/06/17

Tariff for single travel Prices up to 31/03/18

Depart from

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

St Margaret’s Hope

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

Adult

£16

Gills Bay

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

Children (up to 5yrs old)

Free

St Margaret’s Hope

11.50

11.50

11.50

11.50

11.15

11.15

11.50

Gills Bay

13.30

13.30

13.30

13.30

13.00

13.00

13.30

14.45

14.45

16.30

16.30

No sailing

St Margaret’s Hope

No sailing

Gills Bay

Children (5 - 15yrs inclusive)

£8

Dogs (must stay in the vehicle)

Free

Cycle

Free

St Margaret’s Hope

16.50

16.50

16.50

16.50

18.00

18.00

16.50

Car (not including driver)

£38

Gills Bay

18.30

18.30

18.30

18.30

19.30

19.30

18.30

Motorcycle (not including driver)

£16

Motorhome / Caravan (up to 5m) £38

Times of departure - 01/07/17 to 31/08/17

Motorhome / Caravan (5 to 6m)

£54

Motorhome / Caravan (6 to 8m)

£75

Depart from

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

St Margaret’s Hope

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

Gills Bay

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

Motorhome / Caravan (8 to 10m) £108

St Margaret’s Hope

11.15

11.15

11.15

11.15

11.15

11.15

11.15

Bike racks

Gills Bay

13.00

13.00

13.00

13.00

13.00

13.00

13.00

St Margaret’s Hope

14.45

14.45

14.45

14.45

Gills Bay

16.30

16.30

16.30

16.30

No sailing

St Margaret’s Hope

18.00

18.00

18.00

18.00

18.00

18.00

18.00

Bookings can be made by calling 0800 688 8998 or online at www.pentlandferries.co.uk

Gills Bay

19.30

19.30

19.30

19.30

19.30

19.30

19.30

Details are correct at time of printing.

No sailing

£5

BOOKINGS

Sailing times and fares vary from time-to-time. Times of departure - 01/09/17 to 31/03/18

Please check for the latest information when making your booking or by visiting www.pentlandferries.co.uk.

Depart from

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

St Margaret’s Hope

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

07.45

Gills Bay

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

09.30

Please note:

St Margaret’s Hope

11.50

11.50

11.50

11.50

11.50

11.50

11.50

Gills Bay

13.30

13.30

13.30

13.30

13.30

13.30

13.30

All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

St Margaret’s Hope

16.50

16.50

16.50

16.50

16.50

16.50

16.50

Gills Bay

18.30

18.30

18.30

18.30

18.30

18.30

18.30

All passengers are asked to be at the ferry terminal at least 30 minutes before departure time. The crossing takes approximately 1 hour. The only days we do not sail (weather permitting) are Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Pentland Ferries’ timetable to and from Orkney fits in with most of the outer island ferries allowing passengers to travel to their final destination without the need for an overnight stay in between.

PENTLAND FERRIES Pier Road, St Margaret’s Hope, Orkney KW17 2SW email: sales@pentlandferries.co.uk

Disabled Access Lift Please provide 48 hours notice if you wish to use the disabled access lift. Dangerous Goods Please provide 24 hours notice prior to sailing of any dangerous goods being transported e.g. diving cylinders and chemicals. Dangerous Goods form can be found on the FAQ section of the website. Please phone for prices for large or commercial vehicles.


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DUNROBIN CASTLE SCOTLAND

THE CASTLE Move through the centuries of habitation by the Dukes and Earls of Sutherland, enjoying the period treasures in the many magnificent rooms open to the public. FALCONRY Enjoy wonderful daily falconry displays in the gardens during June, July, August and September. CASTLE RESTAURANT & TEA ROOM Themed around the castle’s own Victorian horse-drawn fire engine. GIFT SHOP Where local craft products feature strongly. AMPLE PARKING SPACE GROUPS WELCOME

The JewEl in the Crown of the Highlands Wick

Open from 1st April to 15th October 2017 April, May, September & October Monday to Saturday.... 10.30 am to 4.30 pm Sunday........................ 12 noon to 4.30 pm   No Falconry April, May and October.

June, July & August Monday to Sunday...... 10.00 am to 5.00 pm    Falconry displays every day.

LAST ENTRY HALF AN HOUR BEFORE CLOSING

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Dunrobin Castle Golspie Dornoch A9

Tain

Dingwall A832

Nairn

A96

Inverness

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Please note that Dunrobin Castle is a historic building. As a consequence, there are a number of areas where access is not possible for visitors using a wheelchair or with limited mobility. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss any accessibility issues further before your visit. Wheelchair access to the gardens can be arranged on request.


Dunrobin CASTLE The most northerly of Scotlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great houses. It is the largest house in the highlands, with 189 rooms and is one of Britainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest continuously inhabited houses, dating in part from the early 1300s. The Gardens The Gardens were laid out in 1850 by the architect Sir Charles Barry, who was responsible for the Victorian extension to the Castle and who designed the Houses of Parliament. The arrangement of the Gardens, inspired by those at Versailles, have changed little in the 150 years since they were planted. Despite its location so far north, the sheltered Gardens are able to support a surprising range of plants. The Museum - Open 11am to 4pm Built by William, Earl of Sutherland as a Summer House and extended by the 3rd Duke, the Museum houses a collection of hunting trophies and other items brought from all over the world, together with many objects of interest presented to the Museum by friends of the Sutherland family.

Dunrobin Castle, Golspie, Highlands, Scotland KW10 6SF Tel: +44 (0) 1408 633 177 info@dunrobincastle.co.uk www.dunrobincastle.co.uk Designed by Jamieson Eley and Produced by Jarrold Publishing, 35 Thorpe Road, Peterborough PE3 6AG. Tel: 01733 296910 Fax: 01733 209292 email:publications@jarrold-publshing.co.uk 92201-10/14


My name is Graham Coull and I am the manager here at Glen Moray Distillery. I am only the fifth manager in the distilleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 - Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. You can also pre-book more in depth tours that can be catered to suit any level of interest in scotch whisky. Whether you wish to book a Fifth Chapter Tour with our Distillery Manager, Graham Coull, or to arrange a bespoke group visit then call us to discuss.

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 (Bookings advisable) Monday – Friday Saturdays Admission Coffee Shop and Shop: Adult admission charge: Under 18’s: Fifth Chapter Tour:

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

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

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.

Malt Whisky Trail

PART OF THE MALT WHISKY TRAIL

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Glen Moray Distillery


HIGHLAND VILLAGE FOCHABERS, MORAY

For a flavour of Scotland visit Baxters!

Restaurant | Museum | Whisky Shop | Cook Shop | Food Hall | Gifts | Play Area

Step back in time as you enter the o  ld grocery shop, originally opened by George Baxter in 1868 and discover the h  istory 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 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.

Because Taste Matters www.baxters.com


For four generations, the Baxter family have been producing some of the UKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest soups, preserves, condiments, beetroot, chutneys and a wide range of other fine quality food products. Today, 148 years on, each recipe

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is carefully developed with the personal guidance of Audrey Baxter and our dedicated team of experienced chefs. Inspired by the Baxter family â&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

Because Taste Matters

www.shop.baxters.com www.baxters.com | www.baxters.com


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 1000 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 success and dedication to our craft has led to the opening of our store on 77 New Bond Street, London.

7 7 NEW BOND STREET LO N D O N W 1S 1RY T. + 4 4 ( 0 ) 2 0 7 629 8983

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

CASHMERE & FINE WOOLLENS 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

JOHNSTONSCASHMERE.COM

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


It all comes back to the original

Experience the original Immerse yourself in the world of The Glenlivet â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the original and inspiring malt since 1824. Whether you choose a distillery tour or one of our exclusive sensory experiences, at The Glenlivet we are proud to share the inspiring legacy and craft at the heart of this historic distillery. Visit our website for more details on our tours

www.theglenlivet.com

Alan Winchester, Master Distiller

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Experience the original Immerse yourself in the world of The Glenlivet – the original and inspiring malt since 1824. Whether you choose a distillery tour or one of our exclusive sensory experiences, at The Glenlivet we are proud to share the inspiring legacy and craft at the heart of this historic distillery. Visit our website for more details on our tours www.theglenlivet.com

The Legacy When George Smith founded his small distillery at Upper Drumin in 1824, he could hardly have imagined the legacy he would leave behind him. The long journey from those first precarious years to the internationally acclaimed whisky of today is the story of The Glenlivet.

While you are here… Explore our exhibition illustrating the turbulent history of whisky making in the Glen and telling the story of the people who made The Glenlivet so special.

Coffee Shop Visit The Old Maltings Coffee Shop and enjoy some quality Scottish produce prepared with care and served with Highland hospitality. We offer some wonderful home bakes, light meals and freshly brewed coffee and tea.

The Glenlivet Distillery

Gift Shop

Located in the heart of Speyside and within the Cairngorms National Park, just off the B9008, 8 miles north of Tomintoul.

Take home something special from our range of whiskies and branded gifts.

The Glenlivet Distillery Ballindalloch, Banffshire AB37 9DB T: +44 (0) 1340 821 720 For tour details & opening times, please visit

www.theglenlivet.com @TheGlenlivet

@TheGlenlivet_ Please enjoy The Glenlivet responsibly.

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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 WWW.DUNVEGANCASTLE.COM Welcome ads 2016 Ad.indd 1

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HOME OF THE CHIEFS OF CLAN MACLEOD FOR 800 YEARS

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 WWW.DUNVEGANCASTLE.COM Welcome ads 2016 Ad.indd 2

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Created for comfort, crafted for quality

Visit our working tannery in Waternish, Skye and take a free guided tour to experience time-honoured methods of leather making. Also shop from our exclusive range of luxurious sheepskins, hides, designer clothing, cashmere, woollens and leather goods. OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND: Spring/Summer - 9am to 6pm Autumn/Winter - 9.30am to 5.30pm

01470 592 237

For your sat nav IV55 8GD | skyeskyns.co.uk


true style is timeless •

A Highland Welcome!

Our location

Skyeskyns, manufacturers and suppliers of finest quality sheepskins, is a family business established 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, leather and sheepskin.

Skyeskyns is situated on the Isle of Skye off the West Coast of Scotland, on the beautiful Waternish peninsula. How to find Skyeskyns: from Portree, take the main 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. Staffin Uig

Dunvegan Portree

Kyleakin Broadford

skyeskyns.co.uk

Armadale


BED & BREAKFAST SELF CATERING VISITOR ATTRACTIONS

ENJOY OVER 200 YEARS OF HISTORY & HOSPITALITY IN SPECTACULAR SURROUNDINGS

CASK ALES . CRAFT GINS . 135 MALTS . BEAN 2 CUP COFFEE LOCALLY CAUGHT SEAFOOD . HIGHLAND VENISON . FISH & CHIPS CREAM TEAS . HOME BAKING . B&B ROOMS . SELF-CATERING open all year, but check for

SELF CATERING

1790

winter Times and service

THE OLDEST INN ON SKYE 01470 592362 www.stein-inn.co.uk

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

www.visit-waternish.co.uk

ARTS & CRAFTS DRINKING & EATING OUT BOAT TRIPS DARK SKIES

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


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!

OPEN 10-6 7 DAYS A WEEK (Easter to the end of October) Carnach, Waternish, Isle of Skye IV55 8GL

NEXT TO ‘SKYESKYNS’ TANNERY, LOCH BAY WATERNISH, ISLE OF SKYE IV55 8GD

01470 592297

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

MOORINGS

OPEN: Easter to October: 11am - 5pm daily. November to Easter: By appointment only.

EATING

Glorious range of natural dyed yarns and hand knitted garments

DRINKING

www.theskyeshilasdairshop.co.uk

Brae Fasach-Café/Gallery

ARTS & CRAFTS SUNSETS AURORAS DARK SKIES

LANDSCAPES WILDLIFE WILD FLOWERS SEA VIEWS BIRDLIFE LIGHTHOUSE

BED & BREAKFAST SELF CATERING THINGS TO DO VISITOR ATTRACTIONS

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

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

BOAT TRIPS DOLPHINS WHALES EAGLES WALKING

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

www.visit-waternish.co.uk

Take home a beautiful reminder of Waternish Designed by Liz Myhill our Tea towel is available throughout Waternish


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.

Seals Every Trip!

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.

Daily Otter Sightings

Price Indicator 2017: 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.

As seen on

BBC1, BBC2, ITV & CH4

Voted Best Wildlife Experience in the UK - Daily Telegraph

All pictures taken by Nigel Smith, Seaprobe Atlantis

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

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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

Book Online at www.seaprobeatlantis.com. E: seaprobe@msn.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.

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 WINNER 2016

WINNER 2016

Call 0800 980 4846 or 07765 435 424 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.

Seals Every Trip!

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.

Daily Otter Sightings

Price Indicator 2017: 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.

As seen on

BBC1, BBC2, ITV & CH4

Voted Best Wildlife Experience in the UK - Daily Telegraph

All pictures taken by Nigel Smith, Seaprobe Atlantis

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

Kyle

Only From

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

Freephone 0800 980 4846/0776 543 5424

Book Online at www.seaprobeatlantis.com. E: seaprobe@msn.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.

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 WINNER 2016

WINNER 2016

Call 0800 980 4846 or 07765 435 424 Email: seaprobe@msn.com Web: www.seaprobeatlantis.com


GLENELG-SKYE FERRY RY

FER COMMUNITY OWNED

No need to book r Open Eas-te to mid October

This is a unique highland experience ...the opportunity to see Sea Eagles Dolphins, Otters

Rest a while at the Ferry Shop

...Teas, Coffees and Souvenirs

and Seals! As seen on BBC’s ‘Into the Wild’ and ‘Grand Tours of

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This is a Dark Sky Area - Glenelg EARTH twinned with Glenelg MARS www.glenelg.co.uk


A scenic journey to Glenelg

Take the original ferry crossing to the Isle of Skye, see the Cuilins, drive back to the mainland over the Skye Bridge and visit Eilean Donan Castle. We promise this will be Por tree & Tal iske

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Pictish Brochs

Ferry 9 Miles

Pony Trekking

Shiel Shop Petrol

Cluanie Inn Food & Info

Fort William 1.5 hrs.

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Design & Print: www.Kyleprint.com Eagle image: www.skye-birds.com

Genelg Shop & Crafts Glenelg Inn

NORTH Wester Ross

Kintail Lodge Hotel Food

Wild Goats

The Glenelg Skye Ferry Route

Redburn Cafe on Inverness Road Food & Info Inverness 1.5 hrs

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Master Goldsmith, Design Jeweller and Knife Maker

DUNCAN HOUSE FINE JEWELLERY Strathaird Strathai thairrd Steading, stood just above the home of the Ancient MacKinnon Chiefs hiefs in Kilmarie and overlooking Loch Slapin. a 11 miles down the single track road on the Wee are wa ay to the breathtaking village of Elgol, through way the magic shire shi of Torrin. Onn the way, one will usually pass professional and amateur photographers snapping pictures of Blaven or spotting the odd Sea Eagle circling. Along pi

of the Cullins and the islands of Soay, Canna, Rum, Muck, and Eigg. It is the gateway to walks and boat trips to Loch Coruisk and Camasunary beach. Undiscovered and wildly breathtaking is this part of the grand Isle of Skye and much poorer is the person who never experiences it.

Duncan House, Strathaird Steading, Strathaird, Isle of Skye Sk e IV49 9AX Phone: 01471 866 366 w: www.duncan-house.com e: enquiry@duncan-house.com


The viewing gallery

Keeping

this national art form alive...

Garth started making jewellery in 1972.

Although he is best known for his Ancient Celtic knotwork and

Pictish style, he has also designed and makes many modern pieces.

Many of his customers have commissioned some very elaborate items and he welcomes new and

challenging commissions. In world wide knife collectors’ circles, Garth is known for the traditional Scottish knives he makes. These Dirks

gemstone and fancy setting techniques. He alloys his own

and Sgian Dudh are collected by a select few who share

gold and silver, works in platinum and a non allergenic white gold alloy that is so white it needs no electro-plating. He executes all his own work here at the Steading.

The heavily carved knives require a keen understanding of the many materials and techniques required

It has taken many years to learn and perfect the many methods and disciplines required to take traditional Scottish craft to visit Duncan House.

Alongside Garth and his son Chapman’s work is some of the better work of other artists, who are friends, living and working on Skye.

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Finding us is easy. If you are on the A87 take the Elgol road Duncan House along the way so you can’t miss us. Strathaird Steading, Strathaird, Isle of Skye IV49 9AX t: 01471 866 366 w: www.duncan-house.com e: enquiry@duncan-house.com


Trip Times:

9.15am

10.45am

12.15pm

2.00pm

3.30pm

5.00pm

Times subject to tides. Earlier and later times by arrangement. Pickups at Coruisk Landing steps throughout the day.

Trip

Description

Standard Return

Our most popular trip, visit the seals and then spend an unhurried 1½ hrs ashore to explore the loch

Extended Return

For those wishing to walk all round Loch Coruisk or just spend more time ashore

Duration

Time Ashore

3 hrs

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3, 4½or 6½ hrs

Mini Return

Ideal if you have less time, don't want to walk, or have young children

1½ hrs

None

One Way In or Out

For walkers/climbers and those wishing to walk in or out. Available on all sailings

45 mins

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Running 7 days a week April to October. Also trips from November to March. We offer a convenient and flexible service - just choose a trip time to suit you. Adult fares from just £15

Early Bird trips - for trips running on AquaXplore from 8.00am onwards, please call us

Join us on one of our Exhilarating wildlife and sightseeing tours: A 1 ½ hour adventure to the Isle of Soay, the Cuillin Mountains and the Seal colony - Stunning scenery and wildlife. Half day adventures (4hr approx) around the Isles of Canna, Eigg, or Rum. Your best chance of seeing the Puffins, marine wildlife and get to spend some time ashore. Our most popular trips! Island explorer trip to the Isle of Rum - explore ashore on this beautiful island and see the nature reserve and the amazing Kinloch Castle. (half or whole day) • All day explorer trip to Loch Coruisk and the Isles of Canna, Rum and Soay. Our ultimate trip with the best scenery and wildlife you can get! • Early Bird trips to Loch Coruisk and the Cuillins - for climbers and walkers or if you just want an early start. From 9.00am or earlier. • Tailored trips -1 hour specials, 2½ hour cruises etc. Just call and ask! If you want to see wildlife just talk to us and remember our No Hype Guarantee: If after taking a trip with us you have not seen what we promised we will refund you in full.

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Regular sightings of Whales, Dolphins, Basking Sharks, Eagles, Puffins and much.more...


Nevis Range Fort William

OPEN daily 10am-5pm, Jul & Aug 9.30am-6pm Nevis Range is closed for annual maintenance mid Nov- mid Dec and entry is by event ticket only on 3 – 4 June 2017. All operations weather dependant.

Situated in the midst of some of the world’s most beautiful and ancient landscapes, just a stone’s throw from Ben Nevis. Event Summer Ceilidh Nights Enjoy your meal amidst breathtaking highland scenery whilst watching amazing summer sunsets, then dance all night to live Scottish music. Book in advance as spaces limited.

ZoomTrax A 40m slide on large inflatable rings located just outside the gondola top station and, best of all, it's FREE. Young children must be supervised. Open in summer months.

Mountain Biking Biking for all abilities on the Witch’s Trails all year round including green and blue cross country trails. From May – Sep riders can take vehicle uplift for lower trails or the gondola to access the World Cup downhill and Red Giant XC. Bike School offers guiding and coaching, call to book. Bike Hire on site during summer.

Gift Shop

The Mountain Gondola

Spectators are welcome at the Mountain Bike World Cup 3 – 4 June 2017, when access to the Nevis Range site is by event ticket only. Our website lists other events throughout the year.

The UK’s only mountain gondola transports visitors effortlessly from 100m to 650m on the beautiful slopes of Aonach Mor, the eighth highest mountain in Britain. The journey takes 12-15 minutes each way and each gondola holds up to 6 people.

Mountain Walks

High Wire Adventure

Over 25 miles of forest trails at Nevis Range to explore with the stunning backdrop of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis.

Great fun for everyone from children to adventurous adults on our series of high ropes courses built on poles and in the forest. Book in advance online or by phone. Open in summer months.

Mountain Discovery Centre Visit the Centre during the summer months to find out more about the wildlife, mountain habitat and landscape that surrounds us.

Children’s Parties

Two footpaths to panoramic view points, accessed from the top of the gondola.

Forest Walks

Dining at Nevis Range A warm and friendly welcome awaits you in the Snowgoose restaurant & bar at 650m, and the Pinemarten cafe bar at the base. Delicious home cooking and fresh baking made from locally sourced produce, and local whiskies and beers in the bars.

Children’s Play Area Weddings

How to get here: Nevis Range is 7 miles north of Fort William on the A82 to Inverness. A bus service runs from Fort William to Nevis Range or you can walk or cycle along the purpose built pathway. Fort William is 2.5 hours north of Glasgow and 1.5 hours south of Inverness on the A82. For those travelling from the east, there are several routes from the A9. Train and coach services operate from Edinburgh & Glasgow, and a train service & sleeper from London to Fort William.

Nevis Range, Fort William, Scotland, PH33 6SQ 01397 705825 • nevisrange.co.uk • mobile site info@nevisrange.co.uk


Nevis Range Fort William

SLEDGE, SKI & SNOWBOARD

Visit Scotland’s rea highest snowsports a • Friendly Snowsports School • Snowsports Equipment Hire ts • Gondola accessed snowspor aurant and bar • Beginners area near to rest • Terrain park features ck Corries • Backcountry skiing in the Ba

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Snowsports School

For skiers & snowboarders at all levels from beginner to expert. Group or private lessons with qualified instructors every morning & afternoon. Beginner packages offer a great value introduction to snowsports. Back Corrie and other advanced workshops. Advanced booking advised or ask onsite for last minute availability.

We’re closer than you think Nevis Range is 7 miles north of Fort William on the A82 to Inverness. A bus service runs from Fort William to Nevis Range or you can walk or cycle along the purpose built pathway. Fort William is 2.5 hours north of Glasgow and 1.5 hours south of Inverness on the A82. For those travelling from the east, there are several routes from the A9. Train and coach services operate from Edinburgh & Glasgow, and a train service & sleeper from London to Fort William.

Nevis Range, Fort William, Scotland, PH33 6SQ 01397 705825 • nevisrange.co.uk • mobile site info@nevisrange.co.uk


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Introduction to kayaking on flat & sheltered water Introduction to & lmprovers Kayaking Kayaking on Moving Water (Grade 1-2) Introduction to White Water (Grade 2-3) Intermediate & Advanced White Water (Grade3 +) River & Loch Day Tours

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Flat water canoeing Skills Introduction to & lmprovers Open Canoe Skills Introduction to Open Canoe Moving Water (Grade 1-2) & River Paddling on White Water(Grade2-3) Intermediate Open Canoe Day Tours Open Canoe Journeying & Wilderness Expeditions 2-5 days

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with your kids extended family and group of friends; or arrange

activity sessions & adventure programmes for families, groups

an away day with some friends who are "up for it" in the great

of friends and youth groups through our Family Day T ickets,

outdoors.

Group Tickets for Adults or Junior Groups. Or come along as

with your kids extended family and group of friends; or arrange

an away day with some friends who are "up for it" in the great

outdoors.

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activity in more depth or develop your existing outdoor skills in

out of your activity sessions & courses with us. With a huge

activity in more depth or develop your existing outdoor skills in

out of your activity sessions & courses with us. With a huge

and exploration in our unique location on the water, crag or hill;

a few miles of Fort William - what better location to get to grips

and exploration in our unique location on the water, crag or hill;

our family activity days are the perfect way to spend quality time

• • • • • • • • • •

rock taster sessions & introduction to easy rock climbing & abseiling rock improvers & advanced rock introduction to leading under 18's learn to rock climb classic mountain rock ridge & scramble ben nevis mountain days summer high mountain walking (munros & ridges) mountain safety, weather, evacuation & rescue autumn & early winter mountaincraft mountain expeditions & tours

• • • • • •

Dinghy Sailing Taster Sessions - half or full day Or as part of a Multi Activity Break Start Sailing & Basic Skills for Junior & Adults 1, 2 & 5 days lmprovers Sailing for Juniors & Adults (Stage 3 & 4) Plus our Sailing Dinghy Day Tours & our multi day Sailing Dinghy expeditions

will want to join one of our Skills Training Courses to learn an

climbers, paddlers or sailors and who will help you get the most

a particular outdoor sport. Active Breaks offer discovery, fun,

variety of crags, hills, rivers and lochs on our doorstep or within

a few miles of Fort William - what better location to get to grips

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Introduction to kayaking on flat & sheltered water Introduction to & lmprovers Kayaking Kayaking on Moving Water (Grade 1-2) Introduction to White Water (Grade 2-3) Intermediate & Advanced White Water (Grade3 +) River & Loch Day Tours

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• • • • • • • • •

rock taster sessions & introduction to easy rock climbing & abseiling rock improvers & advanced rock introduction to leading under 18's learn to rock climb classic mountain rock ridge & scramble ben nevis mountain days summer high mountain walking (munros & ridges) mountain safety, weather, evacuation & rescue autumn & early winter mountaincraft mountain expeditions & tours

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Kayaking • • • • • •

Introduction to kayaking on flat & sheltered water Introduction to & lmprovers Kayaking Kayaking on Moving Water (Grade 1-2) Introduction to White Water (Grade 2-3) Intermediate & Advanced White Water (Grade3 +) River & Loch Day Tours

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Flat water canoeing Skills Introduction to & lmprovers Open Canoe Skills Introduction to Open Canoe Moving Water (Grade 1-2) & River Paddling on White Water(Grade2-3) Intermediate Open Canoe Day Tours Open Canoe Journeying & Wilderness Expeditions 2-5 days

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Dinghy Sailing Taster Sessions - half or full day Or as part of a Multi Activity Break Start Sailing & Basic Skills for Junior & Adults 1, 2 & 5 days lmprovers Sailing for Juniors & Adults (Stage 3 & 4) Plus our Sailing Dinghy Day Tours & our multi day Sailing Dinghy expeditions

Flat water canoeing Skills Introduction to & lmprovers Open Canoe Skills Introduction to Open Canoe Moving Water (Grade 1-2) & River Paddling on White Water(Grade2-3) Intermediate Open Canoe Day Tours Open Canoe Journeying & Wilderness Expeditions 2-5 days

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Fort William

Award winning attraction

Gemstones | Crystals | Fossils | Gift Shop | jewellery | Online Store

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Fort William

Gemstones | Crystals | Fossils | Gift Shop | jewellery | Online Store

WE ARE OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND November - February 10am - 4pm March - May, June, September & October 10am - 5pm July & August 9.30am - 6pm *January times may vary, please call to check before you visit.

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Corpach, by Fort William PH33 7JL | Call. 01397 772283

Corpach, by Fort William PH33 7JL | Call. 01397 772283

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and fossils, housed in an atmospheric simulation of caves, caverns and mining scenes.


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A Unique Collection IN A DYNAMIC SETTING

See towering crystal geodes, ancient fossils over 1/2 Billion years old, Rubies,

Learn about the largest Gold Nugget ever discovered and the history of the

Diamonds and Emeralds, and follow the tunnel to the Mysterious Ultraviolet Cave

Scottish Gold Rush. Explore our stunning collection of Fossils which even

where crystals magically change colour and glow in the dark.

includes some Dinosaur poo! Enter the cave which makes crystals magically

All housed in an atmospheric simulation of caves, caverns & mining scenes.

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change colour and glow in the Ultraviolet light.

You can touch the towering amethyst geodes, some of which are over 7 feet tall and were formed more than 200 million years ago deep within the Earth.

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Our shop carries a wide range of gifts, jewellery, fossils, crystals, toys and more.

Fort William

A Unique Collection IN A DYNAMIC SETTING


www.treasuresoftheearth.co.uk

A Unique Collection IN A DYNAMIC SETTING

See towering crystal geodes, ancient fossils over 1/2 Billion years old, Rubies,

Learn about the largest Gold Nugget ever discovered and the history of the

Diamonds and Emeralds, and follow the tunnel to the Mysterious Ultraviolet Cave

Scottish Gold Rush. Explore our stunning collection of Fossils which even

where crystals magically change colour and glow in the dark.

includes some Dinosaur poo! Enter the cave which makes crystals magically

All housed in an atmospheric simulation of caves, caverns & mining scenes.

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change colour and glow in the Ultraviolet light.

You can touch the towering amethyst geodes, some of which are over 7 feet tall and were formed more than 200 million years ago deep within the Earth.

www.treasuresoftheearth.co.uk

Our shop carries a wide range of gifts, jewellery, fossils, crystals, toys and more.

Fort William

A Unique Collection IN A DYNAMIC SETTING


www.treasuresoftheearth.co.uk

Fort William

Award winning attraction

Gemstones | Crystals | Fossils | Gift Shop | jewellery | Online Store

Featuring one of Europeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest private collections of priceless gemstones, crystals

Fort William

Gemstones | Crystals | Fossils | Gift Shop | jewellery | Online Store

WE ARE OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND November - February 10am - 4pm March - May, June, September & October 10am - 5pm July & August 9.30am - 6pm *January times may vary, please call to check before you visit.

www.treasuresoftheearth.co.uk

www.treasuresoftheearth.co.uk

Corpach, by Fort William PH33 7JL | Call. 01397 772283

Corpach, by Fort William PH33 7JL | Call. 01397 772283

www.treasuresoftheearth.co.uk

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glencoe mountain OPEN ALL YEAR SKIING SNOWBOARDING SLEDGING XC & DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKING WALKING & CLIMBING SUMMER TUBING or just relax and enjoy a chairlift ride amidst some of Scotland's most stunning scenery

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Just 1 1/2 hours north of Glasgow, we are situated on the A82 north of Tyndrum and south of Glencoe village. SatNav - PH49 4HZ / Nearest railway station - Bridge of Orchy Buses - Citylink operates from Glasgow/Edinburgh to Glencoe village.

01855 851 226

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THE HOME OF COUNTRY CLOTHING SCOTLAND’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS INDEPENDENT STORE

We are proud to be one of the leading designers of country clothing in Great Britain, with our Cashmere and Knitwear Hall (the largest in the UK) providing a stunning selection of luxury natural fibre designs in a comprehensive range of colours. We also offer a superb collection of prestigious brands. Our Ladies Country Clothing Halls showcase Gant, Gerry Weber, Gardeur, Masai and Barbour, while our Shoe and Handbag Department includes Dubarry, Brics, Gianni Conti and Gabor.

Innovative ideas for home and garden reside in the Country Living Department. Our Present Shop is the perfect place to find that exclusive gift, and the experienced staff would be delighted to help with your wedding list. Throughout the Food Hall, Delicatessen and Restaurant you will find the finest produce from Scotland’s natural larder. Special mention must be made of our prize-winning Butchery, awarded Best Sausage in the UK by the prestigious London Q Guild of Butchers. They offer a choice selection of local beef, Scottish lamb and home-cooked hams.

Our 20,000 sq ft Menswear Hall houses a wide range of tweeds, knitwear, shirts, shoes and accessories, which, alongside our Technical Department, provide the ultimate choice of country clothing.

No trip to Scotland is complete without a visit to The House of Bruar. We are conveniently situated just off the A9, ten miles north of Pitlochry.

The Fishing Tackle Shop is a haven for the keen fisherman, while just next door you can browse contemporary rural art from some of Britain’s leading artists in our Gallery.

To request our latest mail order catalogue, please ring 01796 483 236 or visit our website.

The House of Bruar by Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TW Telephone: 01796 483 236 Email: office@houseofbruar.com

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Welcome to Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn 2017-18  

This folder is full of information on the best places to visit in this area. At the front you will find a map of the area and listings of lo...

Welcome to Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn 2017-18  

This folder is full of information on the best places to visit in this area. At the front you will find a map of the area and listings of lo...