Travel & Transport Information
Travelling by Road
Road access to Strathglass and the villages of Cannich, Tomich & Struy is via the A831 that runs from Drumnadrochit (Loch Ness) to Beauly. Cannich, the main point of entry to the Glen Affric NNR, is approximately 12 miles from Drumnadrochit and 17 miles from Beauly. The A9 and the A82 are the two main routes from the south, despite many calls over the years there has been no major upgrading to either and drivers are urged to show caution at all times especially during busy periods. For information on roadworks etc. that may affect your journey visit Traffic Scotland.
Air Travel to Inverness
Inverness Airport (Information Desk Tel: 01667 464000), operated by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited, is the air gateway for the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and handles over 300 scheduled flights per week to Scottish and UK destinations. The airport is located 9 miles east of the City of Inverness just off the main A96 trunk road. Taxis are available at the airport and buses operate to and from the airport terminal to Inverness. Car hire is available, both Avis and Hertz having offices on site.
Highland Taxis operate from the airport and throughout the Inverness area. For more details on their services, or make advanced bookings visit their website or call 0845 3472306.
Our local Strathglass taxi driver is available for private hire for local and long distance journeys: Foten Taxis: 07934 811888
Travel By Coach
Stagecoach are now the main public service bus operator throughout the Highlands. They operate services from Inverness to Strathglass and the nearby villages of Beauly and Drumnadrochit. Visitors might like to note that bus timetables vary according to factors such as public and school holidays - as well as days of the week - there are no buses to or from Strathglass on Sundays. Some services do not run at all when schools are closed. Timetables may change with the seasons or for operational reasons. You are therfore advised to ensure you have up to date timetable information so please check direct with the company.
The nearest train station to Strathglass is at Beauly on the Wick - Kyle of Lochalsh route. This provides a regular service to and from Inverness and also the opportunity to take day trips further afield. There is a small car park at Beauly station but the village is only a short distance from the station where additional parking may be available. Further information can be obtained from ScotRail.
Planning Your Journey
The Traveline Scotland website, helps you plan any public transport journey within Scotland and from Scotland to main points in the UK. Information is impartial and the site provides an interactive journey planner that appears to work a treat!
A number of subsidised bus services are operated by a local company, Ross's Minibuses (Tel/Fax: 01463 761250 Mobile: 0780 1988491). These include infrequent services from Strathglass to Inverness & Dingwall via Beauly. The company also operate the Glen Affric bus service during the summer months. Relevant information on all of Ross's services can be found at www.ross-minibuses.co.uk