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Literally translating to ’Mouth of the River Ness’, Inverness is a large and vibrant city situated in the Scottish Highlands. Considered the capital of the Highlands, Inverness boasts a rich and long history and is home to two historical battle sites, which are the site of the battle of Blàr nam Fèinne and the site of the Battle of Culloden. The northernmost city in the UK, Inverness has seen a rapid expansion in terms of population over the past decade. There are many students in the area largely due to the presence of Inverness College, which is the main campus for the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Over the years, Inverness has become known for a number of specialist industries, including distilling. However, there has been a shift over the years, with the area now home to more high tech businesses and companies. Amongst the businesses and agencies that operate from commercial and office space in the area are the Centre for Health Science, Scottish Natural Heritage, the Inverness Chamber of Commerce, and Highland Business Research.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are various entertainment options available in Inverness, including a range of annual festivities and events, such as the popular Highland Games and the Rockness Festival. Theatre lovers can enjoy catching a performance at the Eden Court Theatre while a variety of pubs in the area provide the ideal place to enjoy a relaxed drink. You can choose to eat at one of a huge range of restaurants in the area. Fabulous European cuisine can be enjoyed at Rocpool Restaurant while the Dores Inn is a historical pub that serves up great food. For British cuisine you can head to the River House Restaurant.
The Inverness railway station provides convenient rail links to places such as Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Aberdeen, and London amongst others. For those looking for air travel links, Inverness Airport is within easy reach. Various bus routes and taxi networks cover the area. Those planning to drive in the area can benefit from the well-connected road networks, including three main trunk roads that run through the area, which are the A9, A82 and A96.