Please Sign In | Register
Google pluspinterestShare on Stumble UponShare on RedditFacebookShare on Tumblr
TITLE
Billboards advertising Inverness tourist attractions
EXTERNAL ID
PC_UNKNOWN_001
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1980s; 1990s
CREATOR
Am Baile
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
30161
KEYWORDS
tourism
visitors
Queen Victoria
railways
Billboards advertising Inverness tourist attractions

This photograh shows billboards advertising visitor attractions in and around Inverness. The attractions include a town centre historical walking tour, a Loch Ness cruise, a visit to Inverness Castle and an open top bus tour.

Inverness has catered for visitors to the Highlands since about the 18th century but it was not until Queen Victoria's visit to the town, in 1873, that tourism became popular in the area. Another major influence on tourism during this period was the coming of the railway to the Highlands, greatly improving access throughout the North of Scotland.

Today, tourism plays a major role in the local economy of the Highlands and it is estimated that over one million tourists visit the area each year.

For guidance on the use of images and other content, please see the Terms and Conditions page.
High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC042593
Powered by Capture

Billboards advertising Inverness tourist attractions

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1980s; 1990s

tourism; visitors; Queen Victoria; railways

Am Baile

This photograh shows billboards advertising visitor attractions in and around Inverness. The attractions include a town centre historical walking tour, a Loch Ness cruise, a visit to Inverness Castle and an open top bus tour.<br /> <br /> Inverness has catered for visitors to the Highlands since about the 18th century but it was not until Queen Victoria's visit to the town, in 1873, that tourism became popular in the area. Another major influence on tourism during this period was the coming of the railway to the Highlands, greatly improving access throughout the North of Scotland. <br /> <br /> Today, tourism plays a major role in the local economy of the Highlands and it is estimated that over one million tourists visit the area each year.