Just before taking this panorama at Muir of Ord I had a very welcome cheeseburger at a small cafe just over the road. Panoramic photography always works better on a full stomach. I suspect the picture would have looked better with bright skies, but the weather was not being kind.
Muir of Ord - Scottish Highlands visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Muir of Ord' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Highland.
Panorama from the small town of Muir of Ord, between Beauly and Conon Bridge in Inverness-shire in the Scottish Highlands.
Muir of Ord is a commuter town lying within sight of the Cromarty Firth (also known as the Beauly Firth) and is served by both the main road and railway line which heads both north and west from the city of Inverness. It is next to Beauly, a market town dating back to the 13th century, and has evolved as a settlement rather than having industry or attractions of its own.
Muir of Ord is currently the location for the annual Black Isle Show, the second largest and most important agricultural show in Scotland after the Royal Highland Show (held annually in Ingliston, near Edinburgh). The RHS is extremely busy and with much stressful business to be done, the agricultural community fondly look forward to the more relaxed Black Isle Show. It is also more focused at the farmers and crofters of the Highlands, rather than the wider national RHS, making it the highlight of the years events here. The Black Isle Show is traditionally held on the first Thursday in August at the showground just outside the village.
Travel and Getting There
10 miles west of Inverness on the main road towards Dingwall, also accessible from Ullapool, Kyle and the northern A9 via the large roundabout at Contin. Muir of Ord is also served by train from Inverness on the Kyle line.