Inverness is a great base to explore the history and culture of the Highlands. Situated within Fort George, the Highlanders' Museum tells the story of the Highland Regiments from just after the Battle of Culloden to the present day. There is a section dedicated to the Lovat Scouts, raised by Simon Joseph Fraser 16th Lord Lovat in 1900, for use in the Boer War in South Africa.
Head to the village of Beauly, the heart of Fraser of Lovat country just 10 miles west of Inverness. Steeped in Fraser history, Beauly Priory is where many of the clans’ chiefs were buried including Hugh Fraser, the Third Lord Lovat who died at Blar nan Leintean (Battle of the Shirts) near Loch Lochy, fighting the Clan Ranald on behalf of his nephew. It is said that the battle got its name from the hot weather that led to both sides removing their plaids and fighting in their shirts.
If time allows, why not venture down the east side of Loch Ness? Surrounded by many of the traditional clan lands of the Frasers, this is a wonderful place to enjoy stunning mountain views, and you may even catch site of the world-famous monster.