There are a range of gyms, sports centres and swimming pools in Inverness, including Bannatynes at Inshes Retails Park, DW Sports and Fitness Club at Inverness Retail Park and Inverness Leisure and Aquadome, the largest leisure facility in the Highlands, at Bught Park. The centre includes swimming pools and flumes, a running track, gym and studio, fitness classes, climbing wall and health suite. Inverness Leisure participates in the discounted sports High Life scheme.
There are several golf courses in Inverness at Fairways Golf Course, Castleheather, Inverness; Inverness Golf Club at Culcabock Road, Inverness; Castle Stuart Golf Links and Torvean Golf Course, Glenurquart Road, Inverness. Other courses are available at Dornoch, Nairn, Tain, Fortrose, Elgin and Brora.
Skiing on the Cairngorms and other outdoor pursuits are available at Aviemore, only 30 minutes’ drive from Inverness.
There are also plenty of opportunities for fishing, hill walking and cycling in the Inverness and Black Isle area. Walking is popular on Ord Hill near North Kessock. A forested ridge, it has two marked routes. One is a fairly level circuit around the hill, the second is an ascent to a vitrified fort on the summit.
The main theatre in Inverness is Eden Court Theatre, a large theatre, cinema and arts venue close to banks of the River Ness.
Vue Inverness, a seven-screen cinema, is based at Inverness Retail Park.
North Kessock is a famous spot for watching bottlenose dolphins, which are resident in the Moray Firth. The Dolphin and Seal Centre, just north of the village is run by the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society. It is located in the Tourist Information car park, north of the Kessock bridge off the A9.
Dolphin watching is also popular at Chanonry Point at Fortrose.
Glen Ord Distillery in Muir of Ord and the Black Isle Brewery in Munlochy are two attractions based in the Black Isle. Both open for visitors to tour.
Other attractions within the wider local area include the child friendly facilities of the Black Isle Wildlife Park at Drumsmittal, North Kessock, Robertsons Children’s Farm and Larder in Beauly, and the Highland Museum of Childhood at the Old Station building in Strathpeffer.
Attractions and areas of interest in the Inverness area include Fort George, a working fort in Ardersier, Culloden Battlefield, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle in Drumnadrochit, Inverness Castle, Clava Cairns, Dolphin Cruises on the Moray Firth, St Andrew’s Cathedral, Culloden Moor, Cawdor Castle, The River Ness and Islands and the Caledonian Canal.
North Kessock has a grocery shop with Post Office services and a hair salon.
Inverness City Centre is the nearest shopping centre, offering a range of outlets from big name retailers to smaller independently run stores.
There are also several retail parks, including Inverness Retail Park (5 miles away) has a range of further big retail names including Next, Homebase, Argos and Outfit.
Primary Education: North Kessock Primary School, Ferry Brae, North Kessock. School features a nursery, after school care, breakfast club, after school activities. The school is also available for commutiy use for classes in the evenings.
Secondary Education: The associated secondary school is Fortrose Academy.
Further Education: Inverness College, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), located on a brand new campus that opened its doors in the summer of 2015 at Beechwood, Inverness.
Munlochy and North Kessock Medical Practice, Ferry Brae, North Kessock.
Fortrose Medical Practice, Station Road, Fortrose.
Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, is 6 miles away.
A range of dentists are available in Inverness.
Buying a Tulloch home at The Bay means you enjoy all the advantages of peaceful village life in a stunning coastal setting - with easy access to the A9, the international airport and major transport links.
The open countryside offers great opportunities for outdoor activities like horse riding and cycling, while the waters of the Beauly and Moray firths are perfect for water sports and dolphin watching.
The Kessock Bridge facilitates easy access to Inverness, meaning the village has retained its character while enjoying growth as an ideal location for families seeking the optimum in lifestyle choice - a space to relax, yet close to the busy commercial and shopping centre of Inverness, with its lively social and entertainments scene.
Distance from Inverness City Centre: 5 miles
Air: Inverness Airport (12 miles)
Rail: Inverness Railway Station (5 miles). Services run to Perth, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Aberdeen, Thurso, Wick and Kyle of Lochalash. Inverness is also connected to
London by the Caledonian Sleeper.
Bus: Stagecoach runs a regular bus service to and from Inverness City Centre. Buses from Inverness Bus Station run to destinations further afield in Scotland and England.
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode