THE SHORT JOURNEY FROM INVERNESS TO FORTROSE

As you leave Inverness and drive towards the Kessock bridge looking over towards the right on a clear day you will see Fortrose over the water. You are soon in the beautiful countryside of the Black Isle in Easter Ross a truly spectacular part of the world. Onwards towards  to Munlochy,  keep a look out for red kites soaring high in the sky above and highland  cattle with their long tousled hair and quite fearsome long horns, they will stand and stare as you pass by. Munlochy bay is quite spectacular at high tide – there is no road down to the shore. After passing through Munlochy you pass through fields of barley, one day destined for the distillery where Scotland's most famous export is made. The hedges and hillsides are dotted with a profusion of golden gorse bushes in the spring and early summer. Wild roses follow with their joyful delicate shades of pink and the woods are filled with bluebells in the month of May.  Avoch is a delightful small fishing village where there are many small craft in the harbour's waters. From here you can take a  thrilling sea trip to see the famous Dolphins at Chanonry Point . After Avoch you follow the road beside the sea, at low tide many sea birds frequent the beach, herons stand stately as they wait for a tasty treat to come their way. On entering the village of Fortrose you are at your journey's end to Water's Edge which nestles in a beautiful garden very close to the picturesque harbour and  just a stones throw from the sea. Come and stay a while with us and you too can enjoy this beautiful special place.

Fortrose is a picturesque fishing village on the shores of the Moray Firth just 20 minutes drive from Inverness. At the harbour  you will find the Chanonry Sailing Club just along the beach from Water's Edge. In the village there are all the usual shops a quality Antique shop selling many Scottish treasures, and places to eat.

 Fortrose Golf Club  has the most amazing setting and always the chance to spot  dolphins during a game. From the village there are many lovely walks by the sea and into the hills to give you  splendid  spectacular views.

At present we putting together more  pages about Fortrose - for more information just now please take a look at the Black Isle Info web site and www.ambaile.org.uk where you will find the most comprehensive information about the rich heritage of the Highlands and islands an excellent website.