Inverness, the Highlands + Islands

Inverness; from the Scottish Gaelic: Inbhir Nis, meaning "Mouth of the River Ness" is regarded as the capital of the Highlands. 

It is the northernmost city in the United Kingdom and lies within the Great Glen (Gleann Mòr) at its north-eastern extremity where the River Ness enters the Moray Firth. In October 2018 the Highlands and Islands were voted fifth in the world on Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel’ destinations describing the region as “one of the wildest and most scenic parts of Europe”.

In 2019 Inverness has a population of 70,000 and is one of Europe's fastest growing cities, with a quarter of the Highland population living in or around it. Approximately 250,000 people live in the Highlands. Eden Court is proud to serve this entire population. Inverness is ranked fifth out of 189 British cities for its quality of life, the highest of any Scottish city. 

Credit - Gordon Bain

one of the wildest and most scenic parts of Europe

In the recent past, Inverness has experienced rapid economic growth: Inverness and the rest of the central Highlands showed the largest growth of average economic productivity per person in Scotland and the second greatest growth in the United Kingdom as a whole, with an increase of 86%. Inverness is twinned with one German city, Augsburg, and two French towns, La Baule and Saint-Valery-en-Caux.

Inverness College is the main campus for the University of the Highlands and Islands. With around 8,500 students, Inverness College hosts around a quarter of all the University of the Highlands and Islands' students.

In 2014, a survey by a property website described Inverness as the happiest place in Scotland and the second happiest in the UK. Inverness was again found to be the happiest place in Scotland by a new study conducted in 2015.

Eden Court is situated on the banks of the River Ness in the centre of Inverness. We’re just eight miles north of the famous Loch Ness and five miles from the Culloden Battlefield.

The capital of the Highlands is steeped in history and has a rich and diverse cultural heart. The area hosts a number of festivals and events throughout the year including the Loch Ness Marathon, Belladrum Tartan Heart Music and Performing Arts Festival, Food and Drink Festivals, the Inverness Film Festival and the Etape Loch Ness cycling event.

The surrounding countryside offers everything for an outdoors enthusiast whilst vibrant restaurants and buzzing pubs, many with live music, make the city a great place for a night out.

Credit - Gordon Bain