Not so long ago, Alness was just another town that had to be passed through on the way north or south. No longer.

This site aims to uncover the many twist and turns that Alness has been witness to since its first recorded mention in 1227.

Alness it a town that's going places. Once described as an "economic black hole", Alness is now a centre of floral and environmental excellence and boasts, probably, the finest community spirit in the Highlands, if not Scotland.

From humble beginnings as a crofting community, through devastating job losses and recession, to a vibrant town moving forward, Alness has a story to tell.

Delve into the Alness Archives...