Inspiration Wednesday – Inverness

This week’s #InspirationWednesday is Inverness, the northernmost city of the UK, which has been crowned as this year’s happiest place to live in Scotland! So, what is it that makes this Highland city so special?

Lying within the Highland Council area of Scotland, it lies near two important battle sites: the 11th-century battle of Blàr nam Fèinne against Norway which took place on The Aird and the 18th-century Battle of Culloden which took place on Culloden Moor. In the early 12th century, King David I made Inverness a royal burgh and built a castle, meaning that the city flourished in the medieval times. Also, it had a busy port and exported fur, wool, and hides.


Nowadays, Inverness is a flourishing place; it is advanced in industries such as distilling, shipbuilding, and engineering, and tourism has recently increased in prominence. Plus, with it being given city status in 2000, the population has now grown to 42,000, making it a busy and happening place, perfect for families wishing to settle down. Linked with this, Inverness College is the main campus for the University of the Highlands an Islands, educating around 8,500 students, a quarter of all those who attend the university.

5 facts about Inverness

  • Loch Ness, the famous loch in Inverness, never freezes!
  • It held the first Cabinet meeting outside London.
  • Its oldest complete building, Abertarff House, was built in 1593 and is now owned by the National Trust.
  • It is home to the Pub of the Year 2007 and 2009, the Hootananny Ceilidh Bar.
  • It also has a 4,000 year old burial cairn, built by Neolithic farmers.
  • 3 properties in Inverness

    This lovely two bedroom property sits in central Inverness. With a newly refurbished kitchen and a decking area to the rear, this is perfect for a first time home or investment property.




    This four bedroom home has views straight out of The Hobbit! The grounds are fabulous and the home light and airy. What a gorgeous and unique property – grab it whilst you can!




    This six bedroom character property is a great home or holiday home. Designed by world famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the home is has a fantastic layout and design – have a look around the whole home now!



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