Festive Fun In Inverness

Keep warm with some Cashmere

Snuggle up for the winter in some luxury white cashmere. Johnstons have been producing cashmere for 210 years so they know a thing or two about staying warm! Based in the heart of Morayshire, their flagship cashmere mill in Elgin is the only one of its kind in Britain to convert raw fibre, transported from the inhospitable plateaux of Inner Mongolia, to the finished, beautiful cloth that so many people desire.
Johnstons are offering 15% off white cashmere gloves and socks throughout November, December 07 and January, February 08! So follow this link to obtain your promotional code. 

Contact

Newmill Elgin Morayshire IV30 4AF  

www.johnstonscashmere.com 01343 554040

Inverness Winter Festival

The Inverness Winter Festival runs from 22 November 2007 to 12 January 2008 and promises a full programme of entertainment and events throughout the season.

The centrepiece is the city centre’s first ice rink which is being specially created in Falcon Square. The rink will host a Synchronised Skating opening event, ice discos, curling practice and of course provide hours of skating fun for the whole family.

There will also be a city wide treasure trail, Victorian market complete with Santa’s grotto, face painting and appearances from Pantomime Characters, all amongst the sparkling Christmas lights. A trip to Inverness during the festival is the perfect way to celebrate Scotland’s Highland culture. 

Contact

Inverness City Centre Inverness IV1  

info@highland2007.com Tel: 01463 70200

Have a wee Dram to keep warm

A visit to Scotland’s cities wouldn’t be complete without a ‘wee dram’ to make you all warm & fuzzy inside!

THE WHISKY SHOP has branches in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Fort William, Oban and Callander offering a unique shopping experience with a choice of over 400 different whiskies. Exclusive to The Whisky Shop, The Glenkeir Treasures range of specially selected Single Malts are held in barrels in each shop and hand bottled to order.

So raise a glass to a 10% discount on The Glenkeir Treasures ranges and treat yourself to a unique single malt this winter! Offer available throughout November, December 07 and January, February 08.

Contact

The Whisky Shop 17 Bridge Street Inverness IV1 1HD  

www.whiskyshop.com Tel: 01463 710525

Go Dolphin Watching

The Moray Firth, the sheltered bay stretching north-east from Inverness, is home to the most northerly colony of Bottlenose dolphins in the world, one of only two resident populations in the UK.

There are currently believed to be 130 dolphins in the colony, growing up to 4m or 13 feet in size. They are very inquisitive and boisterous creatures and they love to frolic, hunt and play, often approaching the Dolphin-watching boats to have a closer look! If you are lucky you may even get to tickle their white tummies! 

Contact

Dolphin Trips Avoch Harbour Office, Pierhead Avoch IV9 8PT  

www.dolphintripsavoch.co.uk Tel: 01381 622383

Inverness Highland Lights

Join with the folk of Inverness on the eve of “An t-Seann Bliadhn’ Ùr” (The Old New Year) for Highland Lights, the grand finale of the city’s Winter Festival and Highland 2007, Scotland’s year of Highland culture.

Highland Lights is a must see mix of music, dance and fireworks. It all starts with a Torchlight Procession for charity which you can join, to wind your way through Inverness to the Kessock Bridge. This well known Highland landmark will then be the backdrop for a spectacular pyrotechnic show.

Click here for further information on Inverness' Highland Lights.

Contact  

Contact Inverness City Centre Inverness IV1  

info@highland2007.com Tel: 01463 70200

Snow Sports in the Cairngorms

The Cairngorm National Park is Britain’s largest national park and covers 3,800 kilometres of stunning Scottish countryside.

Winter is of course the best time of year to visit CairnGorm Mountain, a major winter sports destination offering skiers and snowboarders some of the best and most challenging runs in Scotland. No need to panic though if you are a beginner or need to brush up on your skills. The Snowsports school offers tuition with fully qualified instructors throughout the Winter months.

Contact

Aviemore Tourist Information Centre Grampian Road Aviemore PH22 1PP

www.visitscotland.com/ski Tel: 01479 810363