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Set on the perimeter of the southern edge of Inverness, the thriving capital city of the Highlands, Leys Green offers an open, attractive living space in the highly sought-after location of Milton of Leys.

Milton of Leys, which commands spectacular views over Inverness and the Black Isle and Moray Firth, offers easy access to all the attractions of city life and the busy commercial centre.

The local primary school with its excellent reputation is within walking distance, as is the new Inshes District Park, Inshes Retail Park while Raigmore Hospital and the new University of the Highlands and Islands campus are also close by.

The A9 is a short distance away, offering fast, easy access to the north, the south, and Inverness Airport.

Inverness itself is a thriving city with a rich cultural heritage, lively entertainment scene, excellent restaurants and great shopping. With business and retail parks on the outskirts, the city is also close to lots of attractions. From the monster delights of Loch Ness, to the sandy beaches and dolphin colonies of the Moray Firth, there’s also the pretty Victorian seaside resort of Nairn, world-class golf courses, cycling trails, castles and forest walks – the Highland Wildlife Park at nearby Kincraig, Aviemore, even has tigers and polar bears!

Transport

Milton of Leys is only three miles south of Inverness City Centre.

The city is well served by public transport and has direct rail links to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth. Inverness is also connected to London by the Caledonian Sleeper.

It also benefits from an excellent bus network connecting Inverness with other towns and cities in the north of Scotland, as well as further south.

Inverness Airport is located 11 miles from Milton of Leys and has regular flights to airports across the UK and the islands to the north and west of Scotland. British Airways operates daily flights to Heathrow while KLM runs daily flights to Amsterdam, providing international connectivity to the rest of the world.

Education

Primary Education: Milton of Leys Primary School, a state-of-the-art school which has a breakfast club, after school club, a multi-use games arena comprising a 7-a-side artificial sports pitch available to the school during the day and to the community after 6pm.

Secondary Education: Millburn Academy, Diriebught Road, Inverness. Millburn Academy is also a new modern building with facilities available to the community in the evenings.

There are childcare facilities nearby at Inshes Retail Park.

Further Education: Inverness College, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), Scotland’s newest university, is located at Beechwood, just a short distance from Milton of Leys.

Health

A pharmacy has recently opened in Milton of Leys at Leys Square.

A range of doctors’ and dental surgeries are available in Inverness.

Raigmore Hospital, which includes an accident and emergency department, is just two miles away from Milton of Leys.

Leisure

There are a range of gyms, sports centres and swimming pools in Inverness, including Bannatynes at Inshes Retail Park, DW Sports and Fitness Club at Inverness Retail Park and Inverness Leisure and Aquadome, the largest leisure facility in the Highlands. Inverness Leisure Centre includes swimming pools and flumes, a running track, gym and studio, fitness classes, climbing wall and health suite. Inverness Leisure participates in the discounted sports High Life scheme.

Golf is available at Fairways Golf Course, Castleheather, Inverness; Inverness Golf Club at Culcabock Road, Inverness; Castle Stuart Golf Links and Torvean Golf Course, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness.

Fishing is available on the River Ness.

Skiing on the Cairngorms and other outdoor pursuits are available at Aviemore, only 30 minutes’ drive from Inverness.

The main theatre in Inverness is Eden Court Theatre, a large theatre, cinema and arts venue close to banks of the River Ness.

Vue Inverness, a seven-screen cinema, is based at Inverness Retail Park.

The Ironworks in the city centre is a purpose-built live music venue, hosting an eclectic programme of up-and-coming and established acts.

Attractions

Attractions and areas of interest in the Inverness area include Fort George, a working fort in Ardersier, Culloden Battlefield, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle in Drumnadrochit, Inverness Castle, Clava Cairns, Dolphin Cruises on the Moray Firth, St Andrew’s Cathedral, Culloden Moor, Cawdor Castle, The River Ness and Islands and the Caledonian Canal.

Glen Ord Distillery in Muir of Ord and the Black Isle Brewery in Munlochy are two attractions based in the Black Isle. Both are open for visitors to tour.

Dolphin watching is popular at Chanonry Point at Fortrose.

Within 30 minutes’ drive is the Cairngorms National Park which offers an extensive range of outdoor pursuits including skiing at Scotland's leading ski resorts at Aviemore as well as hillwalking, mountain biking, golfing and fishing. Other attractions in the national park include Landmark Forest Park, Strathspey Steam Railway and the Malt Whisky Trail.

Shopping

Leys Square at Milton of Leys offers a Co-operative grocery store, pharmacy and two takeaway food establishments.

Just down the road is Inshes Retail Park, which features a Tesco superstore, Dobbies garden centre, and retail stores including Matalan, Deichmann Shoes, Dunelm and Hobby Craft.

Nearby Inverness Retail Park has a range of further big retail names including Next, Argos, The Range, Superdrug, River Island, New Look and Outfit.

Inverness City Centre, a short drive away, offers a range of outlets in the Eastgate Centre, Victorian Market, High Street and Old Town.

Restaurants and bars

Inverness City Centre has a wide and varied selection of restaurants, cafes, bars and coffee shops

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