Inverness has a growing reputation for fine real-ale pubs and afficionados will enjoy the 'Blackfriars' on Academy Street, the 'Castle Tavern' on Castle Street and the well-known 'Clachnaharry Inn', a short bus ride from the City Centre. Both Bob Barnes-Watts and Gavin Sinclair would be happy to provide conducted tours which could take place at any time during the weekend. Hopefully the weather will be kind to us and, with the sun setting around 2220 and plenty of light in the sky after that, enjoying a drink on the 'Clachnaharry's' beer deck overlooking the Beauly Firth is a wonderful way to end an evening.
For those of you interested in a fairly leisurely stroll, Bob Barnes-Watts would be more than happy to act as a guide for an afternoon on the Black Isle. After taking the bus to Fortrose, it's then a 6 km walk down to Chanonry Point, a perfect vantage point to view the Moray Dolphins (depending on the tides) and then along the beach to Rosemarkie, home to both the 'Crofters' and the 'Plough', pubs of renown.
It would also be possible to break the return journey at Fortrose and pay a visit to the 'Anderson', a pub serving not just a selection of real ale but also a large variety of Belgian beers. Jacobite Cruises run a selection of day and afternoon trips by boat down the Caledonian Canal to Loch Ness. Their website is www.jacobite.co.uk. Contact phone numbers will be in the official AGM notice.