Local Area

Local Information

At the heart of the area known as The Aird, Kirkhill is a small but thriving community 8 miles west of Inverness. The rural surroundings are steeped in history and abundant in wildlife, with stunning views and beautiful woodland walks and cycle routes to be found in and around the village.

Only a short stroll from Highland View is the village primary school. The community is also served by a busy community centre offering a wide range of activities for all age groups from football to indoor bowling.

The Old North Inn Hotel and restaurant is close by, with more village facilities including supermarkets, independent gift shops, Post Office, butcher, baker, chemist and cafes only 4 miles west in beautiful Beauly, renowned for its 13th century priory and pretty village square. Beauly is also served by its own railway station.

Inverness City Centre, to the east, is only a short commute with an abundance of business, education, entertainment, leisure, retail and transport options.


Air: Inverness Airport (17 miles)

Rail: Beauly Railway Station (2 miles) or Muir of Ord (3 miles)

Bus: There are regular bus services from Inverness and Dingwall via Beauly.


Primary: Kirkhill Primary School, only a short stroll from Highland View.

With excellent facilities, the school has seven classrooms and a purpose-built nursery for 3 and 4 year olds.

Secondary: Charleston Academy, Inverness (6 miles)


Doctor: A range of doctors surgeries are based in Beauly and Inverness.

Hospital: Raigmore Hospital, Inverness (10 miles).


Restaurants and bars

The Old North Inn, which dates back some 300 years, is based in the nearby village of Inchmore, at the start of the iconic North Coast 500 route and offers traditional Scottish meals and features a public bar.

Further eateries are available in Beauly, including Corner On The Square, an Italian cafe "Biagiotti", an Indian Restaurant "Shimla" as well as The Priory Hotel and The Lovat Arms.

Inverness offers a further choice of places to eat.

Community Facilities

Kirkhill Community Centre is a well-maintained community facility providing high quality space for a wide range of activities and age groups. It can be used for groups, clubs, meetings, drama, music, sports, fitness, parties, weddings, celebrations, sales, fundraising events and more.

Sports and Leisure

Kirkhill has a multi-use games area suitable for a range of sports and activities and is lined for football, basketball, and tennis. Further sports facilities are available in Inverness, including Inverness Leisure.

Golfing is available at Muir of Ord, Beauly, Fortrose, Strathpeffer, and in Inverness.

Fishing is available on the River Beauly, one of Scotland’s best known salmon rivers.

Attractions and a countless range of outdoor pursuits are also available within a relatively short drive at Loch Ness, in Inverness and Aviemore. Dolphin watching is popular at Chanonry Point at Fortrose.

To name but a few, areas of interest in Inverness include the Caledonian Canal, Culloden Battlefield, Fort George, and dolphin tours on the Moray Firth.

In short, Kirkhill offers the benefits of countryside living, with city centre attractions just a short drive away.



Kirkhill has a local Post Office. Four miles away in Beauly is a good selection of shops, supermarkets and hotels, as well as a Post Office, banks, and garage.

The city of Inverness is the nearest major shopping centre, offering a range of outlets from big name retailers to smaller independently run stores.

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