Population: 47,380

Living in Inverness, Scotland:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Inverness, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked three people living in Inverness what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


3 comments on “Inverness”

Inverness is a small, quaint town, but very homely and surrounded by nature. Although the Highlands may not have the best weather, it draws you in with it’s beauty and uniqueness. It is full of Scottish tradition and historical elements such as Culloden Battlefield which is featured in the famous Outlander series.

When moving to Inverness it is important to consider three key factors. First, the remoteness of the location can be unsettling for some, as it is at least a three hour drive to the next significant settlement. Second, although it is a city, it is in fact very small and would not satisfy those striving for a modern metropolitan lifestyle. Finally, the community is very tight-knit and can appear unwelcoming to outsiders therefore there is an enhanced risk of feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Alyssa, says: 2020

Inverness is the capital of the Scottish Highlands, and is beautifully positioned at the mouth of the River Ness as it flows into the Moray Firth. It has all the cultural and logistical advantages of a small city, yet is on the doorstep of some of Scotland’s most iconic scenery and historical attractions. The air is fresh and clean, and living here offers a sense of expansiveness and light throughout the year. Invernesians are family-oriented and kind at heart, and a little persistence and adaptability on the part of the new-comer will soon overcome any initial reticence.

Emerald, says: 2020

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