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Welcome to Inverness Airport

When you arrive you are sure to receive a warm and friendly welcome - as is the custom of the Scottish Highlanders. And although our airport may be small, our services are plentiful.  

As an award-winning airport, we connect visitors to many popular destinations. Start your island hopping adventures with us as we transport you to our islands, big and small.  

For travel to the UK, we operate routes to many popular city locations. From these points travellers are well placed for further adventures. With flights to many major international connection hubs, the world is at your feet.

Within our airport you can find customer service points and car hire facilities. There are also many shops and hospitality outlets to help pass the time until your departure. 

Outside the terminal we have a range of car parking facilities to suit your travel needs. We also have public transport connections to Inverness city centre, Nairn, and Elgin. For travellers that require accommodation, the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel is nearby, in addition to many city centre alternatives. 

Here at Inverness Airport, we want to welcome you to our beautiful corner of the world. The city of Inverness has long been regarded as both the capital of, and the gateway to, the Highlands. We want you to experience all that this dazzling city has to offer.  

The name Inverness comes from the Scottish Gaelic, 'Inbhir Nis'. This translates to 'mouth of the River Ness', a name that connects the city to the famous Loch Ness and its river. 

For those who have never heard of Inverness, you are sure to have heard of its famous monster. On the shores of Loch Ness, it was believed a great beast was spotted on its waters. To this day many have searched for this mythical animal, with some even claiming to have found it. All we know is that its name is Nessie, and as for being a monster - we don't believe that for one second! A cruise across this large stretch of water is a must for visitors to Inverness. And who knows, if you look hard enough you might even catch a glimpse of Nessie.

The city itself is also home to the majestic Inverness Castle. Travellers are welcome to visit the castle viewpoint. Here you can  take in the views of the city from its great height. If you visit in the summer months you might even hear the sound of the pipe band practising on its lawns. 

Perhaps the city’s most famous story is the battle of Culloden. Held on 16 April 1746, this battle saw the end of the Jacobite Rising as the army was defeated by the 'Redcoats'. Visit the Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre to learn more about this conflict.  

Before the battle of Culloden there was another notable crusade that rocked the city in 1668. This particular conflict started due to cheese. A man named Finlay Dhu knocked some cheese into the River Ness and refused to pay for it. As a result, the town of Inverness erupted into a gruesome fight. And yes, you have read that right, it was all because of some cheese.  

In the year 2000 Inverness gained its status as an official city. This award was granted as part of the UK's millennium celebrations, by the Queen. Today Inverness remains popular for its outstanding beauty and impressive history. However, it has established itself in recent years across creative and cultural hubs. Eden Court Theatre and Cinema boasts many of the city’s live performances and acts. It is also the biggest entertainment venue in the Scottish Highlands.  

Need inspiration for your next trip? Visit Inverness Loch Ness and VisitScotland have all the answers.