Strategically sited to guard the approaches to Inverness after the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion, Fort George is a ‘registered historic monument’. After 250 years as a military garrison and training depot it continues to house a Regular Infantry Battalion of the British Army, currently the 3rd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland (3 SCOTS).
This key historic site, cared for by Historic Scotland, is visited by approximately 60,000 people every year and offers the visitor superb views across to the Black Isle. From the Fort Ramparts you will see a variety of birds and occasionally; Dolphins, Minky whales, Orca’s and seals. The Highlanders’ Museum (Queen’s Own Highlanders Collection) tells the stories of the many Highlanders who served in one of the Regiments that were raised from the Region.
The Fort is located near to other Highland tourist attractions including the National Trust for Scotland site at Culloden, the popular Cawdor Castle and the world famous Urquhart Castle beside Loch Ness. It’s just 4 miles from Inverness Airport to the south and 8 miles from Nairn to the east.
Come along and visit this marvellous collection in unique surroundings.
If you have any questions please feel free to get in contact with the Museum on 0131 310 8701.
The Collection is probably the largest regimental display outside London. Founded over 60 years ago, the Museum houses more than 5,000 gallantry awards and campaign medals won by the fighting men of the Regiment, including 16 of the Regiment’s 22 Victoria Crosses.
The Highlanders’ Museum (Queen’s Own Highlanders Collection) archive covers the The Highlanders (4 SCOTS), Seaforth Highlanders, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, Queen’s Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Cameron’s), Lovat Scouts, Liverpool Scottish, and our overseas allied regiments from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and 7th (DOE) Gurkha Rifles.