Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, Kessock Bridge, Inverness and the Moray Firth from Saddle Hill at Clava. Easter 2018.
The Port of Inverness is one of the major economic hubs of the Highlands providing a vital gateway for companies in the north both to export and import a wide variety of goods and it has been at the heart of the city's growth and expansion. It is one of Scotland’s most sheltered natural deep water harbours and as a result the port can offer ships almost guaranteed access irrespective of the weather.
If you are observant as you drive north across the Kessock Bridge from Inverness, you can catch a glimpse of a small village to the north east, on the shore of the Moray Firth.
This is the tiny hamlet of Kilmuir. With the bulk of Ben Wyvis visible behind.
Strathnairn lies 8 miles South West of Inverness and borders the Monadhliath Mountains.
The Strath's borders reach to the south by Dunmaglass, following the River Nairn through Croachy, Brin, Farr and Daviot, finally ending near where the Clava Cairns and Culloden Battlefield lie.
Autumn came early this year and the colour has not lasted due to the periods of high winds. Only the larch are retaining colour into November.
Muirtown Basin is a large port area on the Caledonian Canal just above the first (sea) Lock where the Caledonian Canal meets the Beauly Firth.
This area houses a small marina and is popular for waterspouts with local sea scouts being based nearby.
The Caledonian Canal begins at Clachnaharry, connecting to the Beauly Firth via a sea lock. The Far North Railway Line also passes through, crossing the canal on a swing bridge. Clachnaharry used to have a railway station. This station opened in 1869 on the Inverness and Ross-shire Railway, and was the first stop after leaving Inverness, but closed in 1913.
Find out more about the events leading up to, during and after the Battle of Culloden at the new and award-winning visitor centre.
The battle lines have been redrawn at the new Culloden battlefield experience. With the site restored to as close as possible to that seen by the forces on that fateful day in April 1746, Culloden now welcomes visitors with an impressive new visitor centre and exciting interactive exhibition.
With over 1,200 dead in just one hour Culloden was a short but bloody battle - the last to be fought on British soil. Now all the family can experience and understand so much more about the events leading up to, during and after the battle. Follow characters who were actually involved in the battle around the interactive exhibition, experience the true horror of the battle in an immersive film, take a battlefield tour, and watch the daily Living History presentations which bring the battle to life.
The visitor centre also includes a range of environmentally friendly facilities, including a memorabilia shop and a restaurant with a variety of delicious meals.