Strathnairn lies south of Inverness, running along the River Nairn; stretching from Dunmaglass in the west to Leaneach in the east. It serves as the home to quite a population range. There are two primary schools in the area, a local shop, and two community Halls (Farr and Daviot). While being within commuting distance to Inverness, it also serves some quite remote areas with the south side of the Strath backing onto the Monadhliaths. Being close to Loch Ness also draws in a significant amount of tourism. While those working in agriculture and on estates within the area are often very visible, there is also a high significance of residents who work from home. A large number of independent businesses exist proving a plethora of local produce, products and services.
Small hamlets include Croachy, Brin, Farr, Inverarnie, Daviot East and West, and Nairnside to name a few. The Strath is divided by the River Nairn; following its course on the south is that B851. To the north of the river is another road that serves the residents. Both routes are well liked by cyclists. The A9 comes through Strathnairn, splitting Daviot into two parts. Public transport is currently provided by Stagecoach with the number 14 bus.
There are a large number of community groups in the area each serving a different purpose, delivering a range of support to those who live, and visit, the Strath. Some are very structured, others, more informal, but each one having a purpose to offer something to those of us who live here. For a full list of the current community groups, please go to the ‘Useful Links‘ page.