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About Us

Hello!  This is a first for us – talking about ourselves!  It’s not something we do often.  We love meeting our guests from all over the world and hearing their stories.  We talk to our guests about Scotland, the places, culture, the people and the weather!  So we don’t really talk about ourselves much (honestly!).  However, we thought maybe you would be interested to know a wee bit about your hosts. We are Richard and Susan Tocher, both born and raised in Edinburgh and moved to Inverness in 2012 to open our Bed and Breakfast.  We both had professional careers and had never owned a hospitality business…

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The cupolas at Cardhu Distillery, Speyside

Scotch Whisky or Whiskey? Single Malt or Blend?

Why is Scottish whisky spelled without an ‘e’ and Irish whiskey with an ‘e’? Marketing! I know that’s probably not what you were expecting! But it was a move by Irish distillers in the 19th century to differentiate their product from Scottish distilleries also producing whisky. They put an ‘e’ in the word so that at a glance you’d know it was an Irish whiskey! Here’s an easy one… Why is it called Scotch? An abbreviation of Scottish Whisky. Strangely though, very few Scottish people ever call it Scotch. I love that the Scottish Gaelic for whisky is uisge-beatha -…

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Book Direct!

What does book direct mean?Contact us to book your stay in Inverness! Peruse our website, send us an email, give us a call, text us, send a Facebook Direct Message or an Instagram message! There are many ways to get in touch with us and we’d love to hear from you!Hopefully you’ll be booking a stay with us in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland. Our website has a plethora of information about our guest house, the location we are in, the best bars and restaurants in Inverness city centre and what to see and do in Inverness and in the…

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Read more about the article The Ness Guest House, a Biker Friendly Bed and Breakfast
Motorcycle Parking at The Ness Guest House-Barry Smith TT and World Champion

The Ness Guest House, a Biker Friendly Bed and Breakfast

My first bike was a Honda VF500, bought secondhand in Edinburgh in 1995. It had an after market fairing and a diy paint job but was great fun to ride! A few years (and motorcycles!) later, life in Inverness (the capital city of the beautiful Scottish Highlands) is good and I’m out on the open roads, whenever I can, on some of the most scenic routes in the country. That’s one of the best things about Inverness, you don’t have to ride for long before you find yourself in the most stunning of landscapes.Inverness is also the official start and…

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