Cromarty 2009 Film Festival – coming soon!

The 2009 Cromarty Film Festival takes pace from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 December.

Following the very successful 2008 Festival (featuring the world’s smallest drive through, on the Cromarty Rose!), organisers hope that the 2009 festival will be equally well received.

The historic and charming village of Cromarty on the Black Isle attracts many Inverness visitors, and the 2009 Film Festival will be an added draw.

Your Inverness B&B or guest house host can provide more information. You can find the best places to stay in Inverness here.

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Dolphin spotting at Chanonry Point – Moray Firth bottlenose dolphins

There have been numerous and frequent sightings recently of dolphins in the Moray Firth- primarily just off Chanonry Point, on the Black Isle (20 minutes drive from Inverness). Chanonry Point is believed to be the best location in the UK for regular sightings of bottlenose dolphins, which can often be seen just a few metres from the shore. There’s some debate as to when the best time to spot the dolphins is, but the majority consensus is on an incoming tide, particularly the hour or so before high tide. As the incoming tide is forced between the heads it brings with it a rich supply of food, attracting the dolphins to the waters at Chanonry Point. Directly across the water from Chanonry Point is Fort George – visitors to those magnificent fortifications often have the added bonus of being entertained by the dolphins. Check the tide table for high tides at Cromarty.

Ecoventures offer high quality dolphin spotting trips in the Moray Firth area, including Chanonry Point. Operating out of Cromarty, the trips are made in a RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat), and are approximately 2 hours long. They also offer up to date reports on recent dolphin sightings on their website.

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