The small town of Invergordon has a naval base and port, and is increasingly used as a stop for cruise ships.
The shoreline road to Invergordon forms part of the historic Pictish Trail and the Ross and Cromarty Naval Trail, both of which are a welcoming and less travelled detour off the A9 trunk road and Moray Firth Tourist Route.
Invergordon is a town with a tremendous history stretching back through two World Wars and is now a centre for oil rig and wind turbine refurbishment and maintenance. It is also a major port of call for cruise liners bringing in excess of 70,000 passengers to the area.
If you are looking to combine leisure activities with retail therapy then visit Invergordon Leisure Centre which has a fabulous swimming pool and fitness room facilities.
Invergordon Golf Club overlooks the Cromarty Firth and has stunning views towards Fyrish Monument, Ben Wyvis and Wester Ross. A few miles out of town you will find Invergordon Sailing Club and one of the enthralling Pictish Stones which form the historic Pictish Trail. Next to the railway station, at the end of the High Street is Invergordon Bowling Club where visitors are always welcomed. At the opposite end of the High Street is Invergordon Naval & Heritage Museum with exhibits and archives relating to local history and the Invergordon Naval Mutiny.
Ideally situated in the centre of the eastern Highlands, the town has an attractive double-width High Street which allows shoppers room to breathe while they browse amongst the selection of local shops. These range from the essential food stores, chemist, Post Office, banks and newsagents to gift shops, shoe shops and beauty salons.