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Most Northern City in Europe
Inverness is based in Scotland and is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. It has a depth of history and is the capital of the Scottish Highlands.
It is the most Northern city in Scotland and indeed in the UK with an ancestry, which dates back to the 6th Century.
The native language was Gaelic and although this is no longer the main language spoken many of the place names still carry their original Gaelic names. You should expect to see many signs ending in the word “Glen” which translates into English as “a narrow or deep mountain valley” which is synonymous with the area.
The population of Inverness is just over 50,000 with a third of the residents living in close quarters in the centre of the town. It is twinned with the German city of Augsburg.
Castles and Valleys Galore
Scotland is famous for its rolling countryside, lakes and valleys but also for its beautifully maintained castles. A fine example is the Inverness Castle, which was built in the 1800s and is now used as a courthouse.
One of the oldest churches in the area and in fact in Scotland can be found on St Michael’s Mount by the riverside and is known as the Old High Church which was originally used for worship during Celtic times dating back to Mediaeval ages.
Highland Games and Gaelic-speaking Locals
In olden times the city was completely Gaelic speaking but more recently the first language spoken is English but there are still pockets of the city which maintain the tradition of Gaelic speaking which is rare in Scotland but adds to the authenticity of the population who maintain strong links with their past.
Inverness is also famous for its love of bagpipe players and every September the city hosts a special event where pipers compete against each other in a competition known locally as the Northern Meeting.
Another ancient tradition upheld by the locals is the annual Highland Games, which involves a multitude of physical activities dating back to the early 1800s. In 2006 the city hosted the largest ever Highland Games competition outside the USA for heavily built men aged over 40. The event is still held to this day but has moved to the Northern Meeting Park.
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