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LOCH NESS

VISITOR ATTRACTION

CENTRE & EXHIBITION

Since 1980

2021/2022 “A portal to the unique natural phenomenon that is Loch Ness” Scottish Natural Heritage

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Contents INVERNESS & LOCH NESS

• Map & Listings • Boat Trips • Historic Attractions • Museums & Galleries • Whisky Distilleries • Shopping • Family Fun • Activities & Adventures • Eating & Drinking • Great Walks • Wildlife Watching • Highland Games • Amazing Outdoors

REST OF SCOTLAND • All Attractions

20/21

YEAR OF COASTS & WATERS 20/21

In 2021, Scotland continues to celebrate its Coasts and Waters with a programme of activities and events which will shine a spotlight on these vital elements of our landscape. From our beautiful natural features including coasts, lochs and rivers to our industrial heritage such as our canals, mills and the creation of our national drink – whisky, Scotland’s Coasts and Waters have shaped our culture, our stories and our way of life.

Join the conversation #YCW2021 visitscotland.com/ycw2021

Cover Photos: Cawdor Castle; Dolphin Spirit; The Victorian Market; Cruise Loch Ness. Maps by Ashworth Maps and Interpretation Ltd. Photo Credits: David Hayes; Paul Tomkins, Kenny Lam,VisitScotland; Cruise Loch Ness;Tomatin Distillery; Historic Environment Scotland; River Ness Rafting; Inverness Museum & Art Gallery; Loch Ness Riding; Charlie Phillips, Dolphin Spirit; Eden Court; National Trust for Scotland; mountaintreks/Shutterstock.com; Ian Dagnall/Alamy Stock Photo; Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition; Glenmorangie Distillery; John Paul Photography, Brodie Countryfare; Natalia Sidorova/Shutterstock.com; Landmark Forest Adventure Park; Strathspey Steam Railway; High Life Highland; The Storehouse; Linda Harms/Shutterstock.com; Cliff Hands/Shutterstock.com; Ben Queenborough/Shutterstock.com; JASPERIMAGE/Shutterstock.com; Amy Muir; Fencewood Studio/Shutterstock.com. Published by Landmark Press, Station Road, Carrbridge, Inverness-shire PH23 3AP E: sales@landmark-press.com T: 01479 841900. 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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Things to See and Do

IN INVERNESS & LOCH NESS

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. (FLS) Forestry and Land Scotland (HS) Historic Scotland 1 Glen Affric (FLS) 7 Inverness Museum & Art Gallery 14 Brodie Countryfare l l l Glen Affric has been described as ‘the most Discover how the Highlands are linked with A wonderful day out for all the family. 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.forestryandland.gov.scot

2 Discover Historic Scotland with l our Explorer Pass (HS)

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. historicenvironment.scot/explorer

l Cruise with us and enjoy exhilarating fresh 3 Castle Cruises Loch Ness

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

the rest of the world. Experience Highland art, crafts and special exhibitions or just relax in our café. Tel: 01349 781730. IV2 3EB

8 Eastgate Shopping Centre l With over 60 stores and eateries, Eastgate is the go-to shopping destination in Inverness. City Centre covered car parking available at Eastgate and Falcon Gallery – open 7 days a week. Tel: 01463 226457. www.eastgateshopping.co.uk

9 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

10 The Storehouse l With outstanding views over to the

6 Highland Celtic Art l Celtic Design and Illustration - see both

original artwork and a range of printed gifts at the Studio next to an ancient cup marked stone. Highland Celtic Art - studio and workshop, Clachmhor, Culnakirk, Drumnadrochit. IV63 6XS Tel: 01456 450938 www.highlandcelticart.co.uk

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

16 Landmark Forest l Adventure Park 11 Cawdor Castle l Built in 1370 with a history extending

to Macbeth. 3 Award-winning gardens, 9-hole Golf Course, Courtyard Café & Snack Bar, 3 Shops, Nature Trails. Apr-Oct. 10am-5.30pm (Last admission 5pm) IV12 5RD Tel: 01667 404401. www.cawdorcastle.com

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Needle felted paintings of Highland cows and Crofts, visit this working studio where you can see the pieces being created. Originals and printed giftware available. The Glen Affric Studio, 3 Kilmore Road, Drumnadrochit. IV63 6TS T: O7840 146230. www.facebook.com/theglenaffricstudio

15 Tomatin Distillery Visitor l Centre

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.thestorehouse.scot

4 The Loch Ness Centre & l Exhibition

Experience this World Famous 5 star Exhibition. Browse the Nessie and Whisky shops, eat ices at Miele’s Gelataria, visit “What is your Name” cruise on our research boat Deepscan and enjoy a delicious snack or meal at Cobbs cafe. IV636TU Tel: 01456 450573 www.lochness.com

Enjoy top Womenswear, Menswear, Gifts & Interiors, Scottish Gifts, Toys, Foodhall & Deli and impressive Family Restaurant. Open Mon - Sun 9.00am - 5.30pm (5pm winter). IV36 2TD Tel: 01309 641555. www.brodiecountryfare.com

Voted by TripAdvisor as one of the Top 10 Parks in the UK! Landmark has everything from a family roller-coaster and water slides to high ropes-courses and Butterfly House. Don’t miss Scotland’s Biggest & Best Dinosaur Experience – Dinosaur Kingdom! 01479 841 613 www.landmarkpark.co.uk

17 The Strathspey Railway l Aviemore - Boat of Garten - Broomhill 12 Culbin (FLS) 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.forestryandland.gov.scot/culbin

13 Findhorn Pottery l For all pottery lovers, a visit to

Findhorn Pottery is a must. The colours, quality and originality of the ceramics, sets it apart from other studios. T: 07519 787817. www.findhornpottery.com www.etsy.com/uk/shop/FindhornPottery

Experience steam rail travel through the Highlands of Scotland. Three train journeys per operating day, with on board catering. Special Events throughout the year. Book Online - www.strathspeyrailway.co.uk


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here is a good choice of both freshwater and saltwater boat trips here.

For a cruise on Loch Ness and a visit to Urquhart 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. Head east to the sea and the Moray Firth if you want to be more certain of seeing wildlife! 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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Cruise Loch Ness Memories you will never forget

“A brilliant way to see Loch Ness We all enjoyed our Loch Ness cruise. The staff were friendly and helpful, making us feel safe. The sonar was very interesting to see too and we couldn’t believe how deep the Loch is. The vessel was modern and well equipped.”

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The most tranquil experience. This is exactly how a cruise on Loch Ness should be.

Are you ready to be blown away by the loch’s majestic evening beauty?

Total and absolute bliss aboard our 5* vessels on the most

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beautiful loch in Scotland. You won’t find a better cruise

summer evening over Loch Ness, you’ll be treated to the

on the loch. It’s perfect. And, relax... with delicious coffee

most stunning skies as the sun dips behind the rugged

from Scotland’s oldest coffee roaster and delightful locally

Highlands. It’s a spectacular setting - a must do trip.

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Finding Nessie

She’s there, somewhere in the loch. Trust us on that one. A legend the world over: Nessie, The Loch Ness Monster. Will you and your own little monsters be fortunate enough to see her? Will she rise from her deep and murky depths and tease you with her presence? You’ll have to come and look for yourself.

Yes, you could take a leisurely Loch Ness cruise. Or you could get fired across the loch at lightning speed. Our highly skilled skippers will whiz you to Urquhart Castle and back and tell you all you need to know about the castle, and the loch, the only way they know how – at breakneck speed. Faster? Ok.

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This. Is. It. At least once in your life, you NEED to be launched over Loch Ness at an adrenaline inducing 30 knots.

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Please note that you must arrive no later than 20 minutes prior to tour departure time. *All Speed Cruises are weather dependent. The minimum height requirement for this trip is 110cm. †Child 15 years old and under. We all know how the Scottish weather can change rapidly so please ensure that you wrap up warm with plenty of layers and a waterproof jacket/trousers as we are not able to supply any additional clothing for Speed Cruises.

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Cawdor Castle

Historic attractions 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 9,000 men, under the Duke of Cumberland, inflicted a disastrous defeat on a Jacobite force of around 6,000. 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.

Culloden Battlefield


Historic Attractions Splendid Castles Once one of Scotland’s largest castles, the splendid Urquhart Castle 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.

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. Urquhart Castle

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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 of town is Inverness’s ‘souk’, the Victorian Market rebuilt in 1890-91 following a fire. It has a wide range of speciality 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 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, crossslabs 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.

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. A visit to the 5* Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition is essential for a truly fascinating experience, revealing the history and natural wonders of the world’s most famous loch along with its famous legend - The Loch Ness Monster. Nigg Cross-Slab


Historic Attractions

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Historic Attractions Edinburgh & the Lothians 1 Blackness Castle 2 Cairnpapple Hill 3 Craigmillar Castle 4 Crichton Castle 5 Dirleton Castle and Gardens 6 Edinburgh Castle 7 Inchcolm Abbey and Island 8 Linlithgow Palace 9 Seton Collegiate Church 10 Tantallon Castle 11 Trinity House Maritime Museum

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North & Grampian 56 Balvenie Castle 57 Corgarff Castle 58 Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery 59 Duff House 60 Elgin Cathedral 61 Fort George 62 Huntly Castle 63 Kildrummy Castle 64 Kinnaird Head Castle and Lighthouse and The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses 65 Spynie Palace 66 Tolquhon Castle 67 Urquhart Castle

The Scottish Borders 12 Dryburgh Abbey 13 Hermitage Castle 14 Jedburgh Abbey 15 Melrose Abbey 16 Smailholm Tower

Historic Scotland cares for the very best of Scottish heritage including the country’s finest castles, palaces, abbeys and prehistoric sites. Whether you’re on a long holiday or short break, you will find a Historic Scotland site nearby. Pre-booking is required. Visit historicenvironment.scot/visit for more information and to check which sites are currently open.

The Western Isles 68 The Blackhouse, Arnol 69 Calanais Standing Stones 70 Kisimul Castle

Dumfries & Galloway 17 Caerlaverock Castle 18 Cardoness Castle 19 Dundrennan Abbey 20 Glenluce Abbey 21 MacLellan’s Castle 22 New Abbey Corn Mill 23 Sweetheart Abbey 24 Threave Castle 25 Whithorn Priory and Museum

Orkney Islands & Shetland 71 The Bishop’s and Earl’s Palaces, Kirkwall 72 Broch of Gurness 73 Brough of Birsay 74 Hackness Martello Tower and Battery 75 Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement 76 Maeshowe Chambered Cairn 77 Skara Brae Prehistoric Village

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VISITOR ATTRACTION

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

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

VISITOR ATTRACTION

Cruises on the Loch

Kiltmakers Try on

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

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

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your ancestors and have you seen your family crest?

Officially branded ‘Nessie’ merchandise uniquely available here.

Coffee Shop

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

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.

01456 450573 www.lochness.com


Groam House Museum, Rosemarkie

Museums & Galleries

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iscover more about the history of the Highlands at several outstanding local museums. The Highlanders Museum at Fort George is one of Scotland’s top military museums. With fascinating displays it celebrates the history of three famous Scottish regiments. The Inverness Museum and Gallery provides a good introduction to the history and heritage of the Highlands and the town of Inverness. On the other side of the Kessock Bridge at Rosemarkie, the Groam House Museum is the place go to find out about the Picts.

Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition The Highlanders Museum

Inverness Museum & Gallery


Tomatin Distillery

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Distilleries

hisky 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. Speyside, on the lower reaches of the River Spey, is the heartland of Scotland’s malt whisky industry. The 50 distilleries in this small area produce 60% of the country’s malt 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, Scotland’s highest distillery, and Lochnagar on Deeside. Also well worth visiting is the Speyside

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Cooperage in Aberlour – makers and repairers of 150,000 oak casks per year for the local malt whisky industry. 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. 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. Slàinte!


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VISITOR CENTRE OPENING TIMES Ongoing Covid restrictions mean our opening times are subject to change. For the most up to date information please see www.tomatin.com/visit We will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day.

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TOURS

All of our tours are delivered in the English language, however written translations are available on request.

The Legacy Tour

Taste of Tomatin Tour

Single Cask Experience

Explore our distillery and learn how we produce our award winning whiskies. You will be taken on a walk through time, from our beginning in 1897 through the height of production, to the present day. Finish with a tutored tasting of three of our single malts, Tomatin Legacy, Tomatin 12 year old and Cù Bòcan Signature.

An enhanced experience with a distillery tour followed by a tutored nosing and tasting of 6 different Tomatin expressions, each revealing why we are the ‘softer side of the Highlands’.

Understand the importance of cask selection with an in-depth distillery and warehouse tour concluding with a tutored nosing and tasting of 5 different distillery exclusive single cask expressions. Please enquire at the Visitor Centre to find out which casks are on offer.

Over 18s £10, under 18s £4, under 5s free. Allow about 1 hour 15 mins

Over 18s only: £25 Allow about 2 hours Booking is essential. Please e-mail visitors@tomatin.com for more information and availability.

Legacy tours run regularly throughout the day but please book in advance to guarantee your place and a time that suits you.

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Don’t have time for a tour? You are welcome to drop in to our bar and enjoy a complimentary taste of our Tomatin 12yo single malt, and then have the option to purchase tokens to sample a variety of other Tomatin single malts and blends. Last orders 15 minutes before closing.

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

BOTTLE YOUR OWN 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.

Over 18s only: £40 Allow about 2.5 hours Booking is essential. Please e-mail visitors@tomatin.com for more information and availability.

Please be aware that due to Scottish licensing laws we are unable to sell alcohol for off-sales until 10am daily.

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

WHERE WE ARE

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your tour. If you are late we cannot guarantee your place and reserve the right to reallocate it. If this happens, we will try our best to book you on the next available tour if possible. If you have a change of plans and need to cancel your tour, just let us know.

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 with Stagecoach Inverness for current bus timetables.

We allow children of all ages on our Legacy tours, but as we are a working distillery, we require that parents/guardians supervise all children at all times. Disabled access is available to most parts of the distillery, please book in advance and let us know of any specific requirements. 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.

Tomatin Distillery Inverness-shire, Scotland IV13 7YT SHOP ONLINE www.tomatindistillery.shop CONTACT US +44(0)1463 248 144 visitors@tomatin.com

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Eastgate Shopping Centre

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Inverness’s Eastgate Centre is the Highland’s largest shopping centre. The covered Victorian Market, with 40 owner operated shops offering a unique shopping experience, is a delight to explore. Just across the river at the Highland House of Fraser you can meet people

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who make kilts and get an insight into the expertise and skill that goes into the art of kilt making. Not to be missed are the splendid art galleries in and around the town.

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To the east near Adersier there is a fascinating shop where you can watch handcrafted cheese being made. Just beyond Nairn is Brodie Countryfare, one of Scotland’s top independent department stores, while nearby Logie Steading captivates customers with its unique selection of arts and crafts. In the west at Invermoriston you can buy handmade wooden clogs.


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All together more... Over 60 stores and eateries in the heart of Inverness


Opening Hours* Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Shopping & Eating Dedicated to providing you with the best in fashion, beauty, homeware, music, books and gifts, Eastgate plays host to all your favourite stores and brands! In fact, there’s so much choice you might have trouble making your mind up!

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If you’re on the go, grab a drink from Starbucks or Costa Coffee. Alternatively, if you are looking for a sit down meal, spoil your taste buds at Pizza Express or Filling Station. Whatever your taste, we’ve got you covered! For a full and up-to-date mall directory, car park opening hours, as well as calendar of events and promotions for the whole family to enjoy, visit us online or connect with us on social.

Visiting Eastgate By Train: Inverness train station is less than a minutes’ walk from Falcon Square and the main centre entrance. By Bus: Local bus stops are located outside the Centre on Falcon Square, with the main bus station only a 5-minute walk away. By Car: Enter Inverness via the A9, A96 or A82 and follow signs for the City Centre. Alternatively, use SatNav: IV2 3PP. Where to park: 1,335 covered car parking spaces are available in the heart of the city – choose from Eastgate or Falcon Gallery. The main entrances to the car parks are off Millburn Road - head to the right into Falcon Gallery Level 2, or left into Eastgate Level 1. Turn left on to Crown Road for Eastgate Level 3.


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

Shop online at www.brodiecountryfare.com


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

“A recommended, relaxing day out to spend with family and friends”

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Foodhall and Delicatessen The newly refurbished Foodhall and Deli stocks the finest selection of Scottish produce as well as an array of delicacies from around the world. Fresh food served from the Deli include meats, cheese, olives, salads and homemade pies. In the Foodhall, there is something to tempt every taste with speciality hampers and a huge selection of oatcakes, chutneys, honey and preserves plus so much more.

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Menswear The Menswear department offers the latest in fashionable casual wear for men, including a wide selection of shirts, trousers and knitwear. Cutting edge brands include Gant, Fynch Hatton and Tommy Hilfiger. Menswear also stocks a selected range of performance outdoor wear and accessories including Schoffel & Aigle.

Gifts and Interiors The Gifts department combines Scottish gifts with an exclusive collection of design led gifts. Kitchenware, bathroom and candle shop, greetings and stationery, luxury cushions and throws and an exciting collection of exclusive furniture. There are hundreds of gift ideas with something for everyone and you will find the service second to none.

Ladies Fashion and Accessories The womenswear department has one of the largest fashion collections in the North with brands including Betty Barclay, Max Mara, Michael Kors and Armani Jeans. Update your wardrobe with a huge choice of fashionable daywear, occasionwear, shoes and accessories.


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Family Fun

here 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.

Landmark Forest Adventure Park

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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MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

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

OPENING HOURS APRIL TO OCTOBER Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm NOVEMBER TO MARCH Tuesday to Thursday 12pm-4pm Friday and Saturday 11am-4pm

Castle Wynd, Inverness IV2 3EB Tel: 01349 781730 www.highlifehighland.com High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity no. SC042593.


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Daily Luncheon - Afternoon Tea - Traditional Sunday Luncheon Evening Dining Train - Bar on Board BOOKING ESSENTIAL

3 Trains per operating day

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Landmark Forest Adventure Park

Less than 25 minutes from Inverness!

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here is no shortage of activity options around Inverness.

Loch Ness Riding

With several stables nearby there are plenty of riding opportunities for all ages and abilities. You can also get afloat and go kayaking or canoeing, or try your hand at gorge walking, climbing or abseiling. You can fish for salmon on the River Ness in the centre of the town and also on many other excellent local rivers. There is good trout fishing on hill lochs and fisheries. For something more exciting you could try paintball and laser tag at Loch Insh Outdoor Centre. Loch Ness Riding takes experienced riders for hacks either privately or in small groups. Riders should be competent and balanced at all paces - English style - no jumping required! Hacks available for 11/2, 2 and 3 hours. Bespoke riding packages. Advance bookings only.

We are 10 miles SW of Inverness, near Dores, about 20 mins by car. This is the east side of Loch Ness and the north end of the Great Glen (IV2 6TX). Use Google Maps. River Ness Rafting

Tel: 07973 815 208 Email: candy@lochnessriding.co.uk www.lochnessriding.co.uk


The Storehouse

Eating & DRinking Fresh, seasonal produce in a beautiful setting Delicious, home-cooked meals • Full Scottish Breakfast • Award-winning cakes & pastries Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm Closed on Sundays • Evening functions • Meeting facilities • Farm shop • Outside catering • Picnic service • Gifts & • Office Lunches • Local home deliveries Homewares

The STOREHOUSE

Restaurant and Farm Shop Foulis Ferry,Evanton 1V16 9UX

Tel. 01349 830038 www.thestorehouse.scot


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rom 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.

Glen Affric

To the west is superb Glen Affric, with its ancient pine forest and many trails. Not far from here, off a well-signposted path are the mighty 40 metre high Plodda Falls. Closer to Inverness is Reelig Glen with its great Douglas Firs, one of which ‘Scotland’s tallest tree’ - is 62 metres high. Dog Falls

For details of the great walks near to where you are staying, check out: www.walkhighlands.co.uk


Dolphins in the Moray Firth

Wildlife Watching

Dolphins and seals

Red Squirrel

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.

Slavonian grebes up-close 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.

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.

Wildfowl by the shore If you’re daft about ducks and wading birds, then pull-ins 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.


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Highland Games

ne of Scotland’s oldest and highly treasured traditions are the Highland Games.

With a history stretching back nearly 1,000 years to King Malcolm’s search for a royal messenger, each Highland Games includes tests of strength and endurance including the caber toss, hammer throw and weight over height events. Highland culture is also on display with the dancing competitions throughout the day and the massed pipe bands playing at opening and closing ceremonies. There are more than 60 games each year across the country from Skye to St Andrews, and from Halkirk to Cowal.

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Heavyweight Events - Highland Dancing - Hill Race Tug-o-War - Light Events - Massed Pipe Bands Fiddle Competition - Clan Village - Country Food Fair Large Fun Fair - Marquee Discos

Further information from Secretary Morag McBeath Tel: 013398 86049 morag.mcbeath@btinternet.com

The Traditional Highland Games - Since 1867

BALLATER HIGHLAND GAMES

Thursday 12th August 2021

Monaltrie Park, Ballater AB35 5RG

Gates open 10am, events start 11am, official opening 12pm. Online tickets available see our website or Facebook page * Pipe Bands - Track & Field Events * Piping - Highland Dancing * *Hill Race - Tug o’ War * Trade Stands - Funfair *

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In Scotland the public have the right of access to most land and inland water, provided they respect the rights of the people and organisations who earn a living from the land, particularly livestock farmers. The Scottish Outdoor Access Code www.outdooraccess-scotland.scot - a really useful document – gives examples of the rights and responsibilities of all users from hill walkers to mountain bikers, kayakers to campers. Essential reading especially for dog owners! Paths have hugely improved in recent years. You’ll find that there are usually a range of well-marked trails wherever you are, especially on land owned by Forestry and Land Scotland.

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Great Days Out! Làithean sgoinneil sa bhlàr a-muigh!

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Whether you’re searching for peace, adventure or wildlife, our forests and woodlands across Scotland have something to inspire you.

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Our accredited iKnow Partners are based throughout Scotland and can offer tailored advice to help you make the most of your visit. Chat with them for insider tips about the must see attractions in the local area. Find them at visitscotland.com/iknow

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Things to See and Do IN THE REST OF SCOTLAND Each of the attractions listed below has a grid reference which relates to the map opposite (e.g. R20). The attractions are ordered clockwise within each area. Leaflets for many of the attractions follow. (FLS) Forestry and Land Scotland (HS) Historic Scotland

Inverness, Northern Highlands, Orkney and Shetland 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. joy@lochcarron.com IV54 8YH

H9 Perfume Studio & Aroma Cafe n The Highland’s only working perfumery,

coffee 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

L5 Smoo Cave, Durness n M6 Strathnaver Museum, Bettyhill n Q3 Skara Brae Prehistoric n Village (HS)

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. T: 01856 841 815. KW16 3LR historicenvironment.scot/skara-brae Loch Maree, Wester Ross

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

R5 n M12 Orkney Islands - Day Tours n

from John O’Groats and Inverness

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

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

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

road 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.forestryandland.gov.scot

L13 Urquhart Castle (HS) n Explore the dramatic ruins of this great

fortress. Enjoy the panoramic views across Loch Ness, see fascinating artefacts and discover the turbulent history of this iconic stronghold. T: 01456 450 551. IV63 6XJ historicenvironment.scot/urquhart-castle


L13 The Loch Ness Centre & n Exhibition

Experience the World Famous Exhibition, a 5 Star (VisitScotland) Attraction. Browse the Whisky, Nessie, Cashmere and Miele’s Gelataria Shops. Ancestral Names. Loch Cruises, Cobbs Cafe and Restaurant. Tel: 01456 450 573. www.lochness.com IV63 6TU

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. Tickets available from The Loch Ness Gifts Shop, Drumnadrochit. 01456 450695. Sat. Nav. IV63 6TX www.lochnesscruises.com

M12 Dolphin Spirit Inverness n Experience the wildlife of the

N12 Cawdor Castle n Built in 1370 with a history extending

M11 Fort George (HS) n March into Britain’s mightiest fortress

N13 Tomatin Distillery Visitor n

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

for an unforgettable experience. Explore this enormous military base & gain an insight into life as a Redcoat or join one of our Dolphin Watches. T: 01667 460 232. IV2 7TD historicenvironment.scot/fort-george

to Macbeth. 3 Award-winning gardens, 9-hole Golf Course, Courtyard Café & Snack Bar, 3 Shops, Nature Trails. Apr-Oct. 10am-5.30pm (Last admission 5pm) IV12 5RD Tel: 01667 404401. www.cawdorcastle.com

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

P11 Culbin (FLS) n 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 wheelchairs www.forestryandland.gov.scot/culbin

Cairngorms, Aberdeen and Tayside P11 Brodie Countryfare n 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 9.00am - 5.30pm (5pm winter). IV36 2TD Tel: 01309 641555. www.brodiecountryfare.com

Q11 Elgin Cathedral (HS) n Admire the magnificent ruins of this

T15 Dunnottar Castle n Visit dramatic and evocative

R11 WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre n See the Moray Firth Bottlenose

Q14 Balmoral Estate n Scottish home to the Royal Family.

R11 Baxters Highland Village n For a flavour of Scotland visit Baxters

N13 Landmark Forest Adventure n

sacred place, which dates to the 1200s. Highlights are the glorious west front, the sumptuous decorations & the atmospheric chapter house. T: 01343 547 171. IV30 1HU historicenvironment.scot/elgin-cathedral

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. dolphincentre.whales.org

Dunnottar Castle, a ruined clifftop fortress that holds many rich secrets of Scotland’s colourful past. Open all year (weather permitting). Tel: 01569 766320. www.dunnottarcastle.co.uk AB39 2TL

Gardens, exhibitions and Castle Ballroom display. Audio tour in six languages. Gift shop & Café. Tel: 013397 42534. www.balmoralcastle.com

Q11 n R19 n R24 n Q21 Johnstons of Elgin n Cashmere Visitor Centre

Experience the world of luxury. Take a mill tour, browse our latest collection and sample delicious local food in our coffee shops. Open all year. www.johnstonsofelgin.com Tel: 01343 554099, IV30 4AF. Tel: 01334 472216, KY16 9JG. Tel: 01450 360549, TD9 8AA. Tel: 0131 3706610, EH1 3DQ.

Fochabers. Food Halls, alcohol shop, gifts and museum. Visit the restaurant for our famous pancakes and home cooked Scottish food. Tel 01343 820666 www.shop.baxters.com www.baxters.com IV32 7LD

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.

Q12 Glen Grant Distillery & n Gardens

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 83211.

Park

Voted by TripAdvisor as one of the Top 10 Parks in the UK! Landmark has everything from a family roller-coaster and water slides to high ropes-courses and Butterfly House. Don’t miss Scotland’s Biggest & Best Dinosaur Experience – Dinosaur Kingdom! 01479 841 613. www.landmarkpark.co.uk


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

Park, the impressive pinewoods and the spectacular Loch Morlich make this a must visit destination. The visitor centre and cafe are a great place to relax and take in the stunning surroundings. www.forestryandland.gov.scot/glenmorefp

N17 Highland Safaris n This 5 star experience includes .

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

Home of Caithness Glass

Boathouse Restaurant

M14 Harris Tweed Shop n Iconic Harris tweeds, Designer, Classic and Traditional clothing along with stunning accessories for Ladies and Gents. Come and visit. Main Street, Newtonmore, PH20 1DD www.harristweedshop.com Tel: 01540 670188.

never disappoints. With the last remaining hand mash tun in the industry, Glenturret is truly the only real handmade craft whisky. The Hosh, Crieff PH7 4HA T: 01764 656565. enquiries@theglenturret.com

N18 Crieff Visitor Centre n

N14 Loch Insh Outdoor Centre & n Wildlife Passenger Boat (12 seater), Watersports, River Trips, Dry 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

N18 The Glenturret Distillery n A visit to Scotland’s oldest working distillery

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

N17 Karelia House n Karelia House stocks a wide range of

fabric, yarns, patterns, Brother sewing machines & accessories and a lovely coffee shop - this is simply a crafter’s paradise. T: 01887 822027 info@kareliahouse.co.uk www.kareliahouse.co.uk PH15 2LS

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

N16 The House of Bruar n On the A9 eleven miles north of Pitlochry

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.

it comprises Country Clothing Halls, Cashmere Hall, Gift and Homeware, Fishing Tackle Shop and Stalking Department, Foodhall, Restaurant and Gallery. Fish and Chip Shop open late. Excellent reviews. Tel: 01796 483236. Open 7 days. PH18 5TW

N17 Loch Tay Safaris n The ultimate way to explore

Perthshire’s largest loch! Experience this inspirational journey full of history, nature, heritage and mystical charm on our custom built boat. Daily departures April November. www.lochtaysafaris.net T: 01887 820071.

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.com PH2 7SP

N16 SegwayEcosse n Discover Highland Perthshire and the

spectacular grounds of Atholl Estates on our rugged Segway X2s, with escorted tours from Blair Castle Caravan Park. T: 0845 548 2270. info@segway-ecosse.com

N16 Queen’s View Visitor Centre (FLS) n The 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.forestryandland.gov.scot/tayfp

N17 Visit Aberfeldy n Visit Aberfeldy and Loch Tay… an area rich

in history, outdoor activities, family fun and incredible beauty set in Highland Perthshire, the heart of Scotland. www.visitaberfeldy.co.uk admin@visitaberfeldy.co.uk

The Old Packhorse Bridge, Carrbridge

N17 The Scottish Crannog Centre n Experience the Iron Age with the

Crannog Community – an interactive & unique visit. Includes museum, guided tours, log boats, plus gift shop and hot drinks available for purchase. Open from 6 March. (date subject to change, please check website for details). Tel 01887 830583. www.crannog.co.uk Kenmore PH15 2HY

R17 Glamis Castle n Ancestral seat of the Earls of Strathmore

and Kinghorne since 1372, immortalised in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Open daily. 28 Mar. – 31 Oct. 10-17.30, last tour 16.30; weekends only from 1 Nov. - 20 Dec. 10.30-16.00, last tour 15.00. www.glamis-castle.co.uk T: 01307 840393.


West Highlands and Islands E12 Dunvegan Castle & Gardens G13 Kylerhea, Isle of Skye (FLS) n n Dunvegan Castle has been the home of the The Kylerhea otter hide is in a spectacular chiefs of clan MacLeod for 800 years. Open 1 April - 15 October, 10am-5.30pm (last admission 5pm). Tel: 01470 521206. www.dunvegancastle.com

E11 Skyeskyns 5 star Exhibition n Tannery and Showroom

Witness how real sheepskins are made using time honoured methods of leather making. Comprehensive range of sheepskin, hide, quality wool & leather goods. Seasonal pop-up tea tent YURTea&coffee. Open 7 days all year. Tel: 01470 592 237. www.skyeskyns.co.uk

E11 Isle of Skye Smokehouse n The Isle of Skye Smokehouse is an award winning smokehouse creating artisanal produce & smokehouse tours. (Booking essential via website or Airbnb). Scalpay View, Ard Droch, Braodford, IV49 9AJ. T: 07703 021321. skyesmokehouse.co.uk E: john.corfield@skyesmokehouse.co.uk.

location with fantastic views across to Glenelg and the Kintail mountains. Observe wild otters and other animals in their natural environment. www.forestryandland.gov.scot

G14 Duisdale House Hotel & n Restaurant

2 AA Rosette Restaurant perfect for evening dining - light snacks, lunches and traditional afternoon teas - modern Scottish cuisine. Luxury hot tub available. www.duisdale.com Tel: 01471 833202.

G14 Ragamuffin: On the pier n @Armadale

Wonderful knitwear • beautiful clothes • gorgeous gifts. Summer Monday - Saturday 9am - 6pm, Sunday 10am- 5pm. Winter Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 5pm (Sundays closed January & February). www.Ragamuffinstore.com Tel: 01471 844217.

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

J19 Argyll Forest Park (FLS) 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.forestryandland.gov.scot/ argyllfp

J19 Inveraray Jail n Face the Judge in the magnificent

Courtroom, 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

F12 Stardust Boat Trips n Spectacular scenery & wildlife,

witness the White Tailed Sea Eagle in flight, Dolphins, Seals, Whales and & many other sea birds. Locally owned and run for over 20 years. Tours from PORTREE harbour (IV51 9DD) from £20. Booking advisable. T: 077 98 74 38 58 / 077 95 38 55 81. skyeboat-trips.co.uk

n 20 acres of outstanding gardens H12 Attadale Gardens

with Monet bridges over water, old rhododendrons, unusual trees, fern collection, conservatory, kitchen garden and sculpture with views of Skye. Tel: 01520 722603 www.attadalegardens.com IV54 8YX

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: 0800 980 4846. www.seaprobeatlantis.com

J15 Forests of Lochaber (FLS) n Explore some of Highland Scotland’s most dramatic scenery. Visit the Great Glen for world class biking & walking trails or have a flutter at Allt Mhuic Butterfly Reserve. www.forestryandland.gov.scot

J15 Ben Nevis Distillery Visitor Centre n Come and experience some Highland

history at Inveraray Castle. Open daily, except Fridays, May until October. Tearoom, giftshop, estate walks and parking. Book Online: www.inveraray-castle.com PA32 8XE

hospitality. Take a tour, visit our shop and café and see the secret of the “Dew” revealed before sharing a dram. Tel – 01397 700200. PH33 6TJ

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 Snowgoose Mountain Centre n Adventure breaks, courses & guiding.

Try kayaking & 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

View of Isle of Kerrera, Oban

J19 Inveraray Castle and Garden n Experience elegance, grandeur and

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. rbge.org.uk/benmore


South East Scotland Q21 Camera Obscura & World n of Illusions

Q21 The Royal Yacht Britannia n Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction

(VisitScotland). Enjoy an audio tour, in 30 languages, of five decks of HM The Queen’s former floating palace. Free parking. Buses every 10 minutes from city centre. Ocean Terminal (Porta), Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ Tel: 0131 555 5566. www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk

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

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

attraction. See the Scottish Crown Jewels, Mons Meg, the One O’clock gun and much more. Book online for guaranteed entry at edinburghcastle.scot T: 131 225 9846. EH1 2NG

Tiso and Alpine Bikes

Tiso is Scotland’s leading specialist retailer for outdoor clothing, camping equipment & climbing gear. Alpine Bikes is Scotland’s leading cycling specialist. We are proud to offer exceptional service, quality and value, with something for all the family. www.tiso.com Stores across Scotland.

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. rbge.org.uk

S20 Scottish Seabird Centre n Learn more about Scotland’s incredible

marine environment with all NEW exhibits and interactive live cameras showing amazing wildlife in its natural habitat. Cafe, gift shop and seasonal boat trips. www.seabird.org

S20 Tantallon Castle (HS) n Ascend Tantallon’s towers for

spectacular views of the Bass Rock & to watch gannets plunge into the North Sea. The castle was home to the powerful Red Douglas dynasty, which often clashed with the Crown. T: 01620 892 727. EH39 5PN historicenvironment.scot/tantallon-castle

S23 Melrose Abbey (HS) n Trace the lives and beliefs of medieval

monks in one of Scotland’s largest and richest medieval abbeys. You will find remarkable sculptures of saints, demons and the famous bagpipe playing pig. T: 01896 822 562. TD6 9LG historicenvironment.scot/melrose-abbey

S23 Abbotsford n Home of Scotland’s Greatest Storyteller

Sir Walter Scott, an inspiring, fascinating & beautiful destination. Explore Scott’s home & gardens, plus chapel, woodland and riverside walks, play trail, exhibitions, events, café & gift shop. Near Melrose, TD6 9BQ T: 01896 752043. www.scottsabbotsford.com

Q21 Dynamic Earth n Feel the Earth move as a volcano

explodes beneath your feet and experience the chill of Polar Ice. Plus, 360° Dome Films shown exclusively in the ShowDome. EH8 8AS Tel: 0131 550 7800. www.dynamicearth.co.uk

n Step inside this former royal residence P21 Linlithgow Palace (HS)

and birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots where the water fountain once flowed with wine! Enjoy the serenity of the beautiful Linlithgow Peel. T: 01506 842 896. EH49 7AL historicenvironment.scot/linlithgow-palace

unmissable experience, telling Scotland’s story and bringing together treasures from around the world. Tel: 0300 123 6789. www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-scotland

Edinburgh Castle from Princes Street

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.forestryandland.gov.scot/7stanes

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

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

S19 St Andrews Castle (HS) n Residence to Scotland’s most powerful

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

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.forestryandland.gov.scot

Q21 National Museum of Scotland n The National Museum of Scotland is an

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

churchmen, the castle played a key role in the battle for hearts & minds during the Reformation. Brave the underground mine & discover some remarkable secrets. T: 01334 477 196. KY16 9AR historicenvironment.scot/st-andrews-castle

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. rbge.org.uk/dawyck

building for the Forest Park. Facilities include a cafe, bike hire & shop, wildlife viewing, walking & biking trails. www.forestryandland.gov.scot/tvfp and www.forestryandland.gov.scot/7stane


South West Scotland P26 Caerlaverock Castle (HS) n One of Scotland’s great medieval

fortresses. Caerlaverock Castle played an important role in defending the realm. It is unique in its striking triangular shape and is full of nooks and crannies just waiting to be explored. T: 01387 770 244. DG1 4RU historicenvironment.scot/caerlaverock-castle

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

N20 Stirling Castle n Step back in time to Renaissance

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

L21 Dumbarton Castle (HS) n Conquer over 500 steps to stand

Outdoor Activities. Learn to Waterski, Wakeboard, Kayak, Paddleboard, Canoe, Bike, Hike, Fish, & more. Located at Luss, Balloch, Balmaha & Rowardennan. T: 0333 577 0715. www.lochlomond-scotland.com

Scotland and meet the characters of the Royal Stewart Court. Enjoy the magnificent artistry and stunning surroundings of this iconic castle. T: 01786 450000. FK8 1EJ stirlingcastle.scot

L26 Galloway Forest Park (FLS) 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.forestryandland.gov.scot/gallowayfp

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

J23 Woods of Arran (FLS) 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.forestryandland.gov.scot

L20 Sweeney’s Cruise Co, n Loch Lomond

Loch Cruises from Balloch Village & Loch Lomond Shores visitors centre. Open All year offering a variety of cruises, speedboat tours, private charter & waterbus services linking Balloch, Luss and Balmaha. Tel: 01389 752376. www.sweeneyscruiseco.com G83 8SW Walkers on Ben A’an in The Trossachs

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

L20 Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (FLS) 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.forestryandland.gov.scot/qefp

M19 Doune Castle (HS) n Set amid lovely countryside, the

castle has played many roles from royal residence to Jacobite prison. It was more recently a film location for Monty Python, Game of Thrones and Outlander. T: 01786 841 742. FK16 6EA historicenvironment.scot/doune-castle

atop one of Scotland’s greatest strongholds. Dumbarton Castle was a cornerstone of medieval power and latterly served as a military base and prison. T: 01389 732 167. G82 1JJ historicenvironment.scot/dumbarton-castle

M21 Glasgow Cathedral (HS) n The most complete medieval

cathedral on the Scottish mainland is still a working church with an active congregation. Glasgow Cathedral is full of intriguing features. It has remarkable audio guides full of music and history. T: 0141 552 6891 /0988. G4 0QZ historicenvironment.scot/glasgow-cathedral

M21 The Clydeside Distillery n A Single Malt Scotch Whisky distillery,

visitor experience, café, and specialist whisky shop in the heart of Glasgow. Open daily. Book your tour online at www.theclydeside.com/tours Tel: 0141 212 1401 Email: info@theclydeside.com


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In our modern purpose-built Perfume Studio we design and make an original range of perfumes, fragrances, skin crèmes, toiletries and soaps. 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.

+ The Aroma Café serves barista-made coffees, teas, a delicious selection of lunches, home-made cakes and ice creams. The bright and airy café has spectacular panoramic views across Loch Ewe, from the Torridon mountains to the Outer Hebrides.

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. Mellon Charles, IV22 2JL www.perfume-studio.com

+44 (0)1445 731618 info@perfume-studio.com

Open daily except Mondays from Easter Holidays until late October (please call or email).


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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 from April until the end of 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

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Dunrobin CASTLE The most northerly of Scotland’s great houses. It is the largest house in the highlands, with 189 rooms and is one of Britain’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, Tel: 01733 296910 Email:publications@jarrold-publshing.co.uk www.jarrold-publishing.co.uk 92352-11/18


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Enjoy delicious dining at one of our elegant hotels. Situated on both ends of the Isle of Skye, each of our venues has something unique to offer. Explore the island and visit our boutique HOTELS & RESTAURANTS hotels and discover the beauty of our comfortable lounges, open res and stylish restaurants. All three hotels have an award-winning restaurant serving the best of the island and Highland cuisine with a ne selections of wine, whisky and gin.

The Sonas Collection

Enjoy delicious dining at our family run boutique hotels, situated in the North and South of the Isle of Skye. Each has something unique to offer, from lunch or early evening meal in our Chart Room Bar at Duisdale, to afternoon tea in the drawing room at Skeabost. Discover comfortable lounges with open fires for you to relax and unwind. All three hotels have a stylish award winning restaurant serving the best of Island and Highland cuisine with a fine selection of wine, local whiskies and gins.

AA Rosette Award

www.skyehotel.co.uk and join us at Skeabost House Hotel - Skeabost Bridge sdale House Hotel - Sleat (IV43 8QW), Toravaig House Hotel - Sleat (Iv43 8RE)

For more information or to book call us at

Skeabost House Hotel - T:01470 532 202 E:info@skeabosthotel.com - Skeabost Bridge (IV51 9NR) Duisdale House Hotel - T:01471 833 202 E:info@duisdale.com - Sleat (IV43 8QW) Toravaig House Hotel - T:01471 820 200 E:info@toravaig.com - Sleat (IV44 8RE)

www.skyehotel.co.uk


CASHMERE HERITAGE CENTRE, CLOTHING, RESTAURANT & FREE GUIDED MILL TOURS OPEN 7 DAYS JOHNSTONSOFELGIN.COM

NEWMILL ELGIN MORAY IV30 4AF

EASTFIELD MILLS MANSFIELD ROAD HAWICK TD9 8AA

Shop only: 11 MULTREES WALK EDINBURGH EH1 3DQ

Shop only: 4 PILMOUR LINKS ST. ANDREWS KY16 9JG


With over 220 years of experience in working with the world’s finest fibres, Johnstons of Elgin is renowned for luxurious cashmere and fine woollen products, woven and knitted in the heart of Scotland. Our unique family business has heritage and tradition at its core, while we continually push the boundaries of design and innovation to provide our customers with products of the highest possible standard. In our Scottish mills, employing over 1000 people in total, heritage equipment sits side by side with cutting edge technology. This balance of old and new is what makes us so special. We are proud to hold a Royal Warrant of Appointment as Suppliers of Tweed to HRH The Prince of Wales, recognising our high level of service, quality and excellence. Visitors can find out more about our history and manufacturing processes by taking a free mill tour at our Elgin and Hawick sites. Our five-star VisitScotland tourist destinations each have a heritage centre, mill shop and eatery. Our eateries serve the highest quality local produce, from home bakes to Scottish seafood options. Our St Andrews retail store, at 4 Pilmour Links, is a fivestar VisitScotland tourist attraction, while our flagship stores at 77 New Bond Street, London and 11 Multrees Walk, Edinburgh offer a unique retail experience with unparalleled customer service.

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.

77 NEW BOND STREET LONDON W1S 1RY T. +44 (0) 207 629 8983

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

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

11 MULTREES WALK EDINBURGH EH1 3DQ T. +44 (0)131 370 6610

CASHMERE & FINE WOOLLENS MADE IN SCOTLAND JOHNSTONSOFELGIN.COM

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


SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

Perfected by Speyside CRAFTED BY EXPERTISE

The locally malted barley and pure waters of the River Lossie combine to produce this delicate, well-balanced, high quality Speyside single malt scotch whisky, crafted here since 1897. At the Glen Moray distillery you can discover the reality of malt whisky distilling. With over 120 years of production get up close to all the sights, sounds and smells of an authentic working distillery. Let the guide introduce to all the finer points of the production process that turns malted barley, water and yeast into ‘the water of life’.

www.glenmoray.com


SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY The Visitor Centre welcomes you to the world of Glen Moray. Take a tour of the distillery and discover the whisky making processes or enjoy the end results with a tasting from the bar.

OPENING HOURS

Closed two weeks over Christmas and New Year

MONDAY – FRIDAY 09:00 – 17:00 SATURDAY 09:00 – 17:00 (May – September only)

DISTILLERY TOUR Explore the distillery with one of our guides and see

how we make our award winning single malt. Visit the warehouse to learn about our cask selection process and the variety of whiskies we produce. Finish off with a complimentary tasting of two drams. Approx. 1 hour. 09:30 • 11:30 •13:30 •15:30 Available: MONDAY – FRIDAY SATURDAY (May – September only) 09:30 • 11:30 •13:30 •15:30 Admission £7 Under 18’s free of charge. Limited group size, booking advisable.

Tour admissions and group bookings can be made via email: visitor.centre@glen-moray.co.uk

TASTINGS Relax and enjoy a tasting flight at the Visitor Centre.

Each tasting includes 4 different whiskies allowing you to explore a range of expressions for yourself. These can be enjoyed separately or added to a tour reservation for a more in-depth Glen Moray experience.

Available: MONDAY – SATURDAY 10:00 – 16:30 TASTING FLIGHTS AVAILABLE from £5

COFFEE SHOP Start your day with a cooked breakfast, or enjoy a light lunch in our comfortable surroundings. Our coffee shop serves a range of homemade cakes and biscuits, soups and sandwiches, along with daily specials and great Illy coffee. Le

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HOME OF THE CHIEFS OF CLAN MACLEOD FOR 800 YEARS

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) DUNVEGAN CASTLE, ISLE OF SKYE IV55 8WF T: +44 (0) 1470 521206 E: INFO@DUNVEGANCASTLE.COM WWW.DUNVEGANCASTLE.COM


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

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) DUNVEGAN CASTLE, ISLE OF SKYE IV55 8WF T: 01470 521206 E: INFO@DUNVEGANCASTLE.COM WWW.DUNVEGANCASTLE.COM




Strathcarron, Wester Ross IV54 8YX April to October Open daily 10am - 5:30pm Adult £10.00 Seniors £8.00 Child £1.00


Started by Baron Schroder in the late 19th century, hill paths meander through 20 acres of conifers and rhododendrons. Totally transformed after the 1980 storms by Nicky Macpherson, it is now a painter’s garden, designed to frame the magnificent views of Skye and the surrounding hills. Waterfalls, Monet bridges, meconopsis, bamboo and candelabra primula are reflected in dark pools. Sculpture lurks in unexpected places. Attadale is located on the A890 between S. Strome and Strathcarron. 01520 722603 www.attadalegardens.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

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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


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

The House of Bruar is the leading designer of country clothing in Great Britain, creating a range of contemporary country classics in quality natural fibre materials.

Innovative ideas for home and garden reside in the Country Living Department, and gifts galore can be found in our Present Shop, the highlights of which feature in our annual Handmade Gift Catalogue. We can even help you set up an exclusive wedding list for your special day.

Our Cashmere and Knitwear Hall - the largest in the UK - is a treasure trove of stunning garments in a spectacular range of colours. Alongside our own original creations you’ll also find a host of leading brands throughout our Ladieswear Department, including Adini, Gardeur, Masai and Barbour - of which we have the largest selection in Britain - while our Shoe and Handbag Department showcases Dubarry, Brics, Gianni Conti and Gabor.

The Jewel in the Crown, our dazzling jewellery shop, is filled with a resplendent collection of artful creations in gold, silver and a host of other materials from designers across Scotland, Britain and around the world. The best of Scotland’s natural larder is always on the menu in our Food Hall, Delicatessen and Restaurant, while our award-winning Butchery features quality cuts from local providers. Our Bakery provides tempting treats with everything from freshly made barista coffee to homemade sandwiches, while the unique Fish & Chip Shop also specialises in fresh squid and lobster - the ultimate luxury comfort food!

Men are equally well catered for in our 20,000 square foot Menswear Hall, with brands including Barbour, Tommy Hilfiger, Gant, Levi’s and Patagonia, all of which are perfectly balanced by our own exclusive British tweeds, shirts, shoes and more to create the complete country wardrobe. Our newly opened Stalking Department brings you the best sporting equipment from leading manufacturers including Páramo, Swanndri and Harkila, all complemented by own-brand classics such as waterproof tweed shooting coats and matching apparel.

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

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

Shown here is a taste of our new Autumn/Winter 2020-21 range. To order a copy of the latest mail order catalogue please call us or visit our website.

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

www.houseofbruar.com