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    • Mobile Phone Carrier?

      Scotland Jan 27, 2017 at 9:26 PM

      We plan to purchase our first smart phones before visiting Scotland in June. Are their providers you would recommend and/or any we should avoid? We'll mostly be in Edinburgh and the Highlands.

      (The more I learn, the more excited I become in anticipation of this trip.)

      How sad that this site is closing! The Scotland page has been so welcoming and helpful! Many thanks to all who've responded to my questions.

    • Not much lodging available due to bank holiday.

      Edinburgh Feb 21, 2017 at 8:59 AM

      We are flying in to EDI for the start of a 3-week driving trip around Scotland. We arrive on Thursday 5/27 and will stay near the airport for 1 night (we arrive late in the evening). We thought we would then spend 3 more nights in a B and B in central Edinburgh. However, due to the bank holiday, many of the places where we would like to stay aren't available. So, instead of touring Edinburgh first, we thought we would head out of town and see some other sights/cities first and see Edinburgh at the the end our middle of our stay. Any suggestion of where we should go first since Edinburgh will be crowded? Thank you, Cynthia Burbank, CA

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      Shops in Inverness

      by maseru Online Now Jun 30, 2015 at 11:20 AM

      Hi there,
      I would like to know if the shops are open for groceries on Sunday.

      4 Answers Jun 30, 2015 at 11:44 AM
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      Loch Ness boat trip

      by muratkorman Online Now Jun 15, 2015 at 4:08 AM

      We will visit Inverness this weekend. We will drive from Montrose early Saturday morning and reach Inverness / Loch Ness around 10-11 am. We would like to take a boat trip. Which would be the best way to arrange our itinerary? Should I directly drive to Fort Augustus and take the boat trip or do you suggest an alternative?
      I also appreciate your boat trip suggestions.Thank you for your help.

      1 Answer Jun 15, 2015 at 11:53 AM
    • Places around Inverness for one day tour

      by Skimmer Online Now Aug 30, 2014 at 1:29 PM

      I am a visitor from India and will be in Inverness for two & half day. Will like to spend sometime away from Inverness. I will not be having car. Can anyone recommend me places to visit and how should I travel - is it possible to have public transport? I am told that bus timings are odd and very infrequent.

      6 Answers Aug 31, 2014 at 10:54 AM
    • Transportation around Inverness

      by ernbet Online Now Jun 25, 2014 at 2:33 PM

      We want to visit MacBean(MacBain) Memorial Gardens near Inverness. How can we get there?

      2 Answers Jun 25, 2014 at 2:57 PM
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      Looking for great b&b

      by Benalucille Online Now Jun 6, 2014 at 7:51 AM

      Four female relatives will be traveling in the Inverness area of Scotland in early October. Does anyone know of a bed and breakfast or guest house that has a great view and is close to public transportation?

    • Canny Tours

      by DeCarr Online Now Feb 19, 2014 at 5:57 PM

      Is Canny Tours (Inverness) still in business?
      I tried to email them from the address on their website, however it was returned to me as undeliverable.

      5 Answers Feb 20, 2014 at 3:45 AM
    • Waiting for transport in Inverness

      by IanB7 Online Now Aug 15, 2013 at 1:53 PM

      What pubs/restaurants would be open between midnight and four am midweek

      2 Answers Aug 19, 2013 at 5:33 PM
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      Something different to do in and around Inverness

      by Yantilley Online Now Jun 8, 2013 at 2:02 AM

      Can anybody think of anything fun to do in Inverness area on a warm Saturday,I normally do lots of mountain hiking/climbing,skiing now finished,am bored mountain biking,any ideas please

      4 Answers Jun 15, 2013 at 11:33 PM
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      Wimbledon final on Sunday

      by tartanboro Online Now Jul 6, 2012 at 1:34 PM

      can anyone recommend a pub/club that will be showing the Wimbledon final live on Sunday afternoon?

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      A new VT member in Inverness May 31 thru June 5 2011

      by paulafrapp Online Now Feb 9, 2011 at 6:55 AM

      Hi there!
      I'm new to VT and thought I'd introduce myself and perhaps post a "meet" if there is interest. I will be in Inverness - the second stop of my trip and thought it would be great to see if other VT'rs might want to meet for beer/drink/soda/coffee? I've been reading all the great posts, tips, photo's, planners etc. but I think meeting folks in person is the best way to learn and understand the area, but more importantly - meet new friends :) I'm only going to be walking and taking public transporation and will be staying "minutes away from all Inverness has to offer" and "right in the heart of Inverness" at a B&B. So I wanted to see if there was any interest and if so - get suggestions on where and when to meet. Thanks to all and hope to be meeting some of you! Paula

      11 Answers Apr 25, 2011 at 5:55 AM
    • Looking for suggestions on places to see around Inverness

      by tvmaly Online Now Jul 19, 2010 at 6:19 PM

      I finally booked my place to stay in Inverness. I will be in Edinburgh for the first part of my stay in Scotland. I will be taking a few day trips out of Edinburgh to see the surrounding area. On August 4, I will be taking a train up to Inverness to stay till August 7. There seems to be many wonderful places to see in the Highlands. I would love to be able to see the most scenic places during my short visit. Could someone suggest a few must see places in the region surrounding Inverness?

      Best Regards


      14 Answers Aug 10, 2010 at 1:31 AM
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      nokia coast to coast scotland. mtb advice sought

      by anitpotter Online Now Jul 17, 2010 at 9:05 AM

      hi, im doing this challenge. theres little info on the offroad section which runs 25miles south from port augustus on the northern side of the loch, any one around who knows the off road section involved and can tell me whether its a trail path, rocky, loose? any info please to help me with tyre choices would be great or links to local mtb forums so i can post there

      2 Answers Jul 19, 2010 at 12:02 AM
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      Taxi Tariff from Inverness to Fort Augustus

      by Rodaroo Online Now Jul 15, 2010 at 9:50 AM

      Does anyone have any idea, of the tariff charge for a Taxi from Inverness to Fort Augustus?
      I realise that there is Public Transportation to and from for about 9:00gbp
      Thanks for your help! (again)
      Rod in Canada!

      3 Answers Jul 15, 2010 at 10:19 AM
    • Places to stay outside of Inverness

      by tvmaly Online Now Jul 11, 2010 at 8:16 PM

      I will be traveling to Edinburgh on August 1 taking a few day tours. On August 4, I wanted to head up to the highlands around Inverness by train and stay until August 7. However, I really do not know where to stay. The hotels in Inverness are a little pricey this time of year. I would not mind staying outside the city or possibly in another town. Can anyone suggest a safe clean hotel or B&B for around 60-75 pounds per night?

      Best Regards


      8 Answers Jul 22, 2010 at 4:17 AM
    • Inverness transportation

      by makes3 Online Now Jun 27, 2010 at 5:59 PM

      My son will be travelling the UK in July and will be leaving Inverness on 7/7, then travel to Dublin to fly out from there on 7/9. Can someone provide me with information on the cheapest, most reliable mode of transportation to get from Inverness to Dublin on those dates? He will be staying at the Inverness Youth Hostel and going to Isaac's Hostel in Dublin.

      Thank you in advance.

      3 Answers Jun 28, 2010 at 1:21 PM
    • need a hotel near Muirtown Locks

      by MarkBev Online Now Apr 16, 2010 at 7:42 AM

      We need to stay in a hotel near Muirtown Locks for one night before our tour starts. Can anyone suggest a hotel?

      1 Answer Jun 4, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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      traveling next july & august

      by JudithToy Online Now Nov 10, 2009 at 6:11 AM

      How can we get from Dublin to Inverness by train? We will be leaving Dublin late July and wanting to return to Dublin mid-August. Thanks!

      8 Answers Nov 11, 2009 at 12:05 AM
    • Inverness to Carliff

      by JoAnnP Online Now Oct 27, 2009 at 3:00 PM

      We need to get from Inverness to Carliff in July, we want to go the most convenience and not too expensive.

      10 Answers Oct 28, 2009 at 1:37 PM
    • Coming to Inverness!

      by kitty_09 Online Now Mar 2, 2009 at 1:59 PM


      I am coming to inverness mid august, and will be there for a month, what is there to do there? I will be traveling to other places but most of my time will be spent there, i wont need accomodation just some good places to shop, and see some of the beautiful country!

      3 Answers Mar 10, 2009 at 11:59 PM
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      Whisky-Tour in april

      by clausito Online Now Mar 1, 2009 at 12:14 AM

      4 older Danes plan a Whisky-Tour in april

      2 days in Edinburgh - 4 days on the road (rent a car) and 1 night in Edinburgh on our way back

      3rd day go and stay in Inverness and from there explore Speyside (Whisky)

      Any suggestion where to go, stay and eat on our Whisky-Tour

      Expensive? We would really like to spent a night on a real castle - any suggestions?

      13 Answers Apr 24, 2009 at 1:55 PM
    • Open call for help.....

      by TNRonin Online Now Feb 24, 2009 at 10:38 PM

      Hey I just thought I would ask. I did this for a young Frenchman who came to visit Tennessee. I helped the young man with our language, customs, and locations in middle Tn. We became good friends and I look forward to his return. Would anyone be willing to meet with my daughter, a good friend of mine, and myself in July to possibly get some pointers on what to see and do in Inverness? We plan on kicking around Inverness for about two weeks starting on the 15th of July. We are going to stay in a hostel (student hotel, if possible) and just use it as a base of operations and sleeping location.

      I'm particularly interested in the local customs and life. I'm a teacher and I have summers basically off. I have hopes that I can bring my wife back on a regular basis to visit so IF I can make some friends in Inverness that would be great. I am going to do my best to get to know the people in Inverness.

      So anyway, it is late here, and early where you will read this. We would greatly appreciate it if someone would take the time to help some intrepid travelers.


      5 Answers Mar 1, 2009 at 7:49 AM
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      by iaint Online Now Dec 9, 2008 at 11:21 PM

      I'm thinking of a trip to Inverness at the end of the month which could involve an overnight trip.

      I'd love to see the Moray Firth dolphins, but as my friend gets seasick easily, a boat trip is out of the question.

      That leaves Chanonry Point on the Black Isle to see them from the shore.

      Questions -

      anyone know if there's a particular time of day or state of the tide when the chances are better?

      is the time of year relevant - for example would our chances be better in summer?

      7 Answers Dec 30, 2008 at 8:56 AM
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      Help! where can i find a public car park near Inverness castle!

      by civic1500 Online Now Sep 16, 2008 at 12:23 PM


      I am now in Inverness just checking in a b&b and will leave in tomorrow. Just want to know where can I find a public car park for my car during my visit to the castle tomorrow before I leaving. Anyone can give a hint would be much appreciated.


      3 Answers Sep 26, 2008 at 1:03 PM
    • Caravan Tourist

      by dancingchappy Online Now Aug 5, 2008 at 8:58 AM

      Thank you Uncle Andrew for your very helpful advice, my wife and I plan to tour Scotland in September for the very first time, to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary,we intend to visit Culloden and stay at the Caravan Club site there, then travel South from Inverness to the Isle of Skye, is the route given, B582, to Fort Augustus suitable for Car and Caravan outfit, your help would be very much appreciated, and may save me some embarrassing many thanks.
      A Chapman

      2 Answers Aug 12, 2008 at 2:20 PM
    • A B&B

      by Blacksta Online Now May 6, 2008 at 6:33 AM

      Does anyone know the Ivor Villa B&B in Kenneth Street.
      Is it OK? If not can I have another suggestion.

      1 Answer May 6, 2008 at 1:25 PM

      by vickyjf11 Online Now May 1, 2008 at 11:47 AM

      we will be in Kirkwall for a few hours. I cannot find information on hop on hop off bus. Can someone inform me ABOUT THIS. ALSO HOW FAR IS THE CENTER OF TOWN FROM THE SEAPORT. THANK YOU

      2 Answers May 2, 2008 at 8:21 AM
    • Arriving in a cruiseship

      by vickyjf11 Online Now Apr 30, 2008 at 6:28 PM

      We will be docking at the Inverness seaport, and would like to get information as to where do we catch the hop on- hop off bus.Also the best places to visit. Will be in Inverness for about7 hours.Thanks

      4 Answers May 6, 2008 at 7:57 AM
    • Inverness to Orkney - Scrabster or John O'Groats?

      by penerod Online Now Apr 7, 2008 at 10:10 AM

      I was just wondering if it is easier to get from Inverness to Orkney via Scrabster or John O'Groats?
      I have no vehicle so will be getting around by train, bus and ferry.
      I see the ferries from Scrabster go to Stromness and the JOG ferries go to Kirkwall, which is the best base for traveling around the islands, boat and bus?
      Thanks for any help:-)

      3 Answers Jun 3, 2008 at 11:40 AM
    • Should I Book

      by Blacksta Online Now Mar 29, 2008 at 11:21 PM

      We intend to be touring the Highlands in June /July (school holidays) will I need to prebook my B&Bs, Hotels etc. or can I take the chance.

      7 Answers Apr 2, 2008 at 12:31 AM
    • Distance

      by emmzy Online Now Mar 29, 2008 at 3:13 AM

      Hi, i was just wondering if anyone could tell me how long it would take to get from Lochgoilhead to Inverness? and also from Inverness to Isle of skye? Thanx.

      3 Answers Apr 2, 2008 at 4:14 AM