|Climb Lays Brae or Drumossie Hill to the South of
Inverness to enter the secret world of Strathnairn.
Only fifteen minutes by car, forty minutes by cycle, an hour
by horse or two hours on foot and you will leave the city far
Farr is an area, rather than a village, though there are small
settlements like Inverarnie, Balnafoich, Dunlichity, Flichity
and Brin. The Strath, sculpted by glaciers has sheltered Picts,
Celts, Jacobites and Scots. It has been visited by early Christian
monks from Ireland, Romans on their way south from the battle
of Mons Graupius, Vikings during their raids and Government
troops putting a violent end to the Jacobite rebellion.
A ghost army is said to fight yearly battles between Duntelchaig
and Ashie (Loch of Strife).
The people are friendly and helpful towards each other and to
strangers nowadays, so do come and visit. We would ask you to
help us keep our strath safe by closing field gates, by taking
litter home, by keeping away from livestock, by parking carefully
and by respecting the privacy of our people and their property.
Remember it is never too far to come to Farr.