Inverness capital of the Highlands

Highland Region Head QuartersInverness city population was 51,832 in 2001 and is expected to double in the next 30 years. Inverness was named the fastest growing city in Western Europe, with new housing estates being built around the city. Tourism is important to the city’s economy so is administration and healthcare.Highland Council offices just outside the city centre

The city is renowned to be the “Capital of the Highlands”. Inverness is the centre for the Highland council. Between 1975 and 1996, Inverness was a town without even having the status of a local government burgh, it was the administrative centre of the Highland region and the Inverness district of the region.

The district was created under the Local Government of Scotland, by combining the royal burgh and the district of the county withInverness Cathedral the Aird district of the county. The rest of the county had been divided between other districts of the Highland region and the Western Isles iInverness cathedral close to the centre of townslands council area.

The area of the district became the Inverness area committee of the Highland Council. Highland Council was created as a unitary council when districts were abolished under the Local Government. status was conferred on Inverness in 2000, it is being chosen as one of three Millennium Cities in the United Kingdom

Below, is a Google based map of Inverness. Highlighted, are places of interest. Click the link under the map to enlarge.

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    • Looking ahead - Diary Dates September 19, 2014
      Welcome to the Inverness Festivals News PageBelow you will find details of some of the highlights that you can look forward to enjoying here in Inverness in the rest of 2014. Events are being added to our city's events schedule every day and for the latest information please visit our Events Listings Page where you will find the latest details in our Wh […]
    • Review MWC2014 September 18, 2014
      Inverness played host to the Masters World Championships over the weekend of 12-14 September 2014 and a world record number of competitors - a staggering 165 - took part in the 3 day event. The weekend featured the establishment of 3 world records in the ladies hammer events and the unforgettable sight of a successful attempt at the Guinness World Record for […]
    • Review 2014 Kirking of the Council September 18, 2014
      The Kirking of the Council is the oldest event in the city's annual calendar of events and this year's event was full of colour and pageantry.Led by the combined pipes and drums of the Inverness British Legion and the St Andrew's Society of Central Illinois USA Pipe bands; the Kirking parade included uniformed youth groups, veterans from the R […]