Hillockhead Holiday Cottages offer a choice of self catering properties with panoramic sea views of the Moray Firth, set in 160 acres on the south coast of the Black Isle near Rosemarkie and Cromarty CROMARTY (23 miles from Inverness) An 18th century fishing port which got somewhat left behind by the Industrial Revolution.
It is the best preserved 18th century village in the Highlands.
The award-winning museum at the Cromarty Courthouse is not to be missed.
You can make rubbings of Pictish symbols, play the reconstructed harp, watch the video about the Picts in Ross-shire, browse through the photo collection, leave the kids to watch a cartoon and visit the gift shop.
Open from end March to end October, Monday to Friday 11am to 4.30pm, weekends 2pm to 4.30pm.
The Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club is also set around Chanonry Point.
FORTROSE (14 miles from Inverness) Red sandstone houses, ruined cathedral, golf course.
From a soldier's perspective, great gear can make all the difference.
Service members, public safety professionals and civilians alike can find the Mil-Spec gear they need from the leading brands in the industry.In November, the museum is only open on Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 4pm. Crofters Bistro is a nice place to eat (tel: 01381 620844).The Rosemarkie Sea Caves have been the subject of several archaeological digs with some interesting finds.Why not join the jury and dress in 18th century costume?The Courtroom is open daily from 10am to 5pm from April to October and by appointment the rest of the year. Since this is an old building (it was built in 1773), disabled access is limited.Some are more easily accessible than others (either from the beach or the cliff top paths).