The small village of Foyers is located on the south-eastern shore of Loch Ness, about half way along its length and 20 miles from Inverness. Barely even a village until the British Aluminium Company established a smelting works here at the end of the nineteenth century, Foyers grew to become a sizeable industrial township in the early to mid twentieth century. Closure of the aluminium smelter in the early 1970’s led to a dramatic decline in population.

The village is once again a quiet rural centre in wooded landscapes which host an abundance of wildlife.

The dramatic Falls of Foyers are a major tourist attraction. Another is Boleskine Graveyard, this graveyard reflects the Jacobite history of the area. The imposing vitrified iron-age fort of Dun Dearduil commands views of the length of Loch Ness from its lofty vantage point above the tiny village of Inverfarigaig and is the source of a local tale about Deirdre of the Sorrows. There is also the beautiful, small Loch Bran which is a site of special scientific interest because of its exceptionally rich population of dragon and damsel flies and is less than a mile from Upper Foyers.

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